Japanese Canadian Incarceration

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the Canadian government passed the War Measures Act, which resulted in the forcible removal of 22,000 Japanese Canadians in British Columbia. As in the U.S., that ugly event was muted in the collective Canadian story of the war; even now, as in the U.S., it is understudied and underacknowledged as a distillation of racism and nationalism without legitimate foundation.

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