War Measures Act: Japan Invade Canada's West Coast

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On December 7th, 1941,when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor there was a intense pressure of anti-Japanese feeling in Canada. They feared that the Japanese Canadians would help Japan to invade Canada 's West Coast. Anyone of Japanese origin in Canada were treated with suspicion, hatred and discrimination. Many spoke no Japanese and had little or no connection to Japan. But within a week the Japanese Canadian homes, businesses and boats were taken under the War Measures Act without any form of restitution. The Japanese Canadians had not rights therefore they couldn 't refuse to obey. The Canadian government forcefully relocated the people and separated them from their families. Some were taken to abandon mining towns in the interior British
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