WWII: The Internment Of Japanese Canadians

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WWII- The Internment of Japanese Canadians When the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor, shock and anger gripped many Canadians. This is the event that prompted the discrimination of the Japanese in Canada. All Japanese nationals, who were people born in Japan but living in Canada, and Canadian citizens of Japanese descent were imprisoned under the War Measures Act. Japanese Canadians were taken from their homes, packed into trains, and sent to internment camps in the interior of British Columbia. Some Japanese Canadian men were assigned to work on road construction in northern British Columbia and Ontario. Others were used as farm labourers in the sugar beet fields of Alberta and Manitoba. Men who said no, were separated from their families

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