Japanese Canadians

“They spoke of the ,” Escott Reid, a special assistant at External Affairs, would recall, “in the way that the Nazi’s would have spoken about Jewish Germans.” Just like in that statement, I intend to expose you to the ways that the Japanese were wronged by Canadians throughout the Second World War. As well, I intend to prove what I have stated in my thesis statement: After the bombing of Pearl Harbour, the Japanese in Canada were wronged by being torn from their homes to be put into internment camps to serve Canadians through hard labour.
The Decision to Uproot
Within hours of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour, the federal Cabinet declared war on ...

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that belonged to and assemble them at special ports along the coast where they were moored to the shore. The government explained the impounding of the Japanese boats as a defensive measure.
Within five days of the Pearl Harbour attacks, the Canadian Pacific Railway began discharging its Japaese section hands and other Japanese porters. At the example of the CPR, hotels and sawmills in Vancouver discharged all of their Japanese employees.
On Jan. 8, 1942, a conference was held to discuss what should be done about the . The conference ended three days later without anything having been agreed upon. A couple of weeks later, King and the cabinet agreed that all should be removed from the West Coast. The day that the Japanese people had been dreading had finally come on Feb. 27, 1942. The war measures act announced the planned evacuation and internment of all persons that come from Japanese ancestry.

The Japanese were stunned as they heard the announcement that ...

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