Title Proper RG36-27 VOLUME 34 FILE 2202
Date(s) 1942
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This file contains various minutes, agendas, reports, memoranda, and correspondence concerning "repatriation" and people of Japanese descent in Canada, Japan, and the United States. It includes discussion of the following: the Cabinet Committee on Japanese Problems and the present (at the time) and proposed Canadian and American policies regarding Japanese Canadians and applications from people of Japanese descent to return to Canada from Japan; meetings between representatives of the State and War Departments of the United States, the Department of Labour of Canada, and the Canadian Embassy to the United States on the topic of "repatriation" of people of Japanese descent from North America to Japan; United States policy and procedure for renouncing citizenship and deporting "enemy aliens"; U.S. Japanese Reallocation Authorities; the Cabinet Committee on Japanese Questions and Order-in-Council P.C. 946, other "emergency" Orders-in-Council, the issuance of fish licences to Japanese Canadians in the Northwest Territories, and agreements with Alberta and British Columbia in "covering" (for "welfare" and "maintenance") people of Japanese descent in their respective provinces; recommendations of the Cabinet Committee on Immigration Policy; the University of Toronto Liberal Association; Order-in-Council P.C. 9498 and the Royal Commission to investigate the welfare of Japanese Canadians in the Interior of British Columbia; and statements by Mackenzie King on Japanese Canadians; among other topics.
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The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
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