FIle 634: Repatriation - Petitions and Protests. 1946.

FIle 634: Repatriation - Petitions and Protests. 1946.


Title Proper RG36-27 VOLUME 19 FILE 634-46
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1946
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This file consists of petitions and protests, from 1946, for and against the deportation and "repatriation" regulations and procedure undertaken by the government. Petitions deal with issues such as financial rehabilitation for "relocated" Japanese Canadians; property and baggage allowances and the conversion of funds for those being deported; the poor and unstable yen exchange rate; requests for cancellation of "repatriation" in light of situation in Japan; and the overall poor conditions of the deportation procedure for deportees. Also included is correspondence inquiring about certain regulations and conditions such as correspondence whereby individuals requested certain items and forms of property be allowed to accompany them to Japan. Some petitions included also request compensation for losses incurred by the Custodian's sales along with requests concerning the deportation policy.
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FIle 634: Repatriation - Petitions and Protests. 1946.
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