File 615: Japanese Canadian Citizens' League. 1942.

File 615: Japanese Canadian Citizens' League. 1942.


Title Proper RG36-27 VOLUME 16 FILE 615
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
In spite of its title, this file deals with matters surrounding the "voluntary" applications for "repatriation" to Japan. It includes correspondence, memoranda, and records relating to the following: the Department of Labour's disbursement and retrieval of these application forms; a proposed "Loyalty Tribunal" to determine those deemed under compulsory deportation (and other discussions of determining loyalty); the government's "segregation," "relocation," "repatriation," and general Japanese placement policies; and the public's opinion on these matters. Also includes a series of submissions from Department of Labour staff expressing their often highly racist opinions on the "Japanese problem" and consideration of Provincial and Federal negotiations over the forced dispersal and relocation policies.
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized in full.



File 615: Japanese Canadian Citizens' League. 1942.
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