VS 1947

VS 1947


Title Proper VS 1947
Date(s) 1947
General material designation
This series contains 16 textual records.
Scope and content
This series contains eight files pertaining to Japanese Canadian veterans wishing to return to fish in British Columbia waters, property loss sustained by Japanese Canadians because of theft or forced sales by the Custodian, loss claims of Japanese Canadians being submitted to the Bird Commission, the start of Bird Commission hearings, Tom Reid's claims that Toronto lawyers are "stirring up" Japanese Canadians to request re-appraisal of their property, and government counsel admitting that Japanese Canadians may have been reimbursed for seized property at less than market value.
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.




VS 1947
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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.