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Japanese Internment (Human Rights)

Japanese Internment Redress

  • On September 22, 1988, the Japanese Canadians who faced internment during the Second World War finally obtained an official acknowledgment from Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and subsequent compensation for their loses.
  • This is the official record of the House of Commons Proceeding on this day alongside Prime Minister Mulroney's address on the matter.

Japanese Internment in Canada

  • The treatment of Japanese Canadians prior to, during, and following the Second World War remains a dark chapter in Canada's history.
  • Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour, the onset of the Second World War, and Canada's declaration of war against Japan in December of 1941, dramatically changed the way Japanese Canadians were treated within the country.
  • Japanese Canadians, who made up