Victoria Daily Times

Victoria Daily Times


Title Proper Victoria Daily Times
Date(s) selections from 1939 to 1967
General material designation
This fonds contains 80 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises twelve series containing Victoria Daily Times newspaper articles from 1939 to 1967 pertaining to the dispossession of Japanese Canadians and the following: fishing licences; the seizure and disposal of fishing vessels; frozen financial assets in the timber and fishing industries; the fishing industry in British Columbia; land purchase, ownership, and leasing restrictions in BC; the forced sale of property and related protests; farmland in BC; the appointment of Mr. Justice Bird as commissioner for the claims commission; the Bird Commission and compensation for loss claims; a loss claim involving a fishing vessel not disposed of by the Custodian; and an Exchequer Court case concerning the seizure of property on Salt Spring Island.
Name of creator
University of Victoria Libraries collected this archive which is available on microfilm at the Mearns Centre - McPherson Library.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.


Digital Objects (80)



Victoria Daily Times
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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.