File 73-13: Minorities

File 73-13: Minorities


Title Proper ARC-1011 BOX 73 FILE 73-13
Date(s) 1955
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains the “Submission to the Royal Commission on Japanese Canadian Property” entered by the National Japanese Canadian Citizens Association (Thomas K. Shoyama and George Tanaka) in 1948, as well as a second “Submission to the Prime Minister and Members of the Government in the Matter of Japanese Canadian Economic Losses Arising from Evacuation” (Harold A. Hirose and George Tanaka) in 1950. Also included are records pertaining to immigration problems faced by Canadian citizens of Indian origin and a brief concerning immigration laws (and the citizenship act) prepared by the Chinese Benevolent Association in 1955.
Name of creator
MacInnis, Angus created this archive, mostly of material created during his time as a member of the C.C.F. MacInnis won several awards for his work "on the Japanese-Canadian situation during the Second World War."
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 73-13: Minorities
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Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.