File 622, Part 2: Repatriation. 1946.

File 622, Part 2: Repatriation. 1946.


Title Proper RG36-27 VOLUME 17 FILE 622-2
Date(s) 1946
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file includes an assortment of correspondence, memoranda, and records relating to the deportation and "repatriation" procedure in 1946. It includes the following: lists of naturalized Canadians and Japanese nationals who "signed for repatriation" as well as applications to cancel such requests; correspondence regarding financial arrangements for deportees (expenses of deportation) and other logistical considerations (e.g., passports, baggage, transportation, accommodations); extensive discussion about the role of the Custodian of Enemy Property (i.e., travelling to internment sites to make "collections" of assets, disbursing property registration forms, disbursing receipt for effects forms) and other administrative matters concerning the transfer of property and funds to Japan; notices informing Japanese Canadians and Japanese nationals who are being deported on these matters; correspondence with United States authorities on the procedure; inquiries into the details of procedure; and correspondence regarding the legalities of the deportation (e.g., possibility of re-entry into Canada) and the validity of the deportation orders (discussions of the Supreme Court Reference Case decision and the UK Privy Council appeal).
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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 622, Part 2: Repatriation. 1946.
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