File 629: Repatriation. 1946.

File 629: Repatriation. 1946.


Title Proper RG36-27 VOLUME 17 FILE 629
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: correspondence with the Department of Treasury and Custodian of Enemy Property office regarding claims made against Japanese Canadian and national individuals being deported, assets held by the office of deportees, and transfer of funds (yen exchange rate and receipts); discussions of the regulations and procedure with respect to the sale of securities of deportees; correspondence regarding the Supreme Court Reference case concerning the validity of the deportation orders; concerns over cancellations of requests for "repatriation" and circumstances when husbands and wives differed in signing for "repatriation"; discussion of a proposed Loyalty Tribunal; logistical considerations of the procedure (e.g., RCMP escorts, dates of departure, maintenance provisions); correspondence regarding baggage storage and transfer of property); petitions and letters requesting the cancellation of "repatriation" (e.g., from employers); and statistics regarding those being deported. Also includes correspondence within the Department of Labour regarding the regulations and restrictions on property transfer and storage.
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 selectively.



File 629: Repatriation. 1946.
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