Discrimination Against Japanese Canadians

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The next area of focus would be the discrimination of innocent Japanese Canadians who was unjustly incriminated solely based on their race. The attack on Pearl Harbour by the Japanese sparked the United States to declare war on Japan and for the United States to enter WW2. As well it also led to Canada declaring war on Japan on December 8 1941. An already established racial bias towards Japanese-Canadians was transformed into full anti-Japanese sentiment by Canadian citizens, who saw Japanese-Canadians as spies for Japan. It is then that the War Measures Act gave the Canadian Cabinet absolute authority to do what is thought to be needed in order to ensure the “security, defense, peace, order and welfare of Canada”. They were then put into
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