Japanese Internment Camps
Prisoners of War
WWII - Canada
In the early 1900's, Japanese people began immigrating to Canada and were met with discrimination due to the fact that they were different to the majority white population in British Columbia.
In addition, the bombing of Pearl Harbor sparked more hatred, discrimination, and prejudice against Japanese Canadians.
In 1942, the Prime Minister's cabinet issued Order of Council PC 1486, which allowed them to detain or remove people from any areas of significance. Although vague, this order was specifically used to discriminate against Japanese Canadians. As a result, Japanese Canadians were forcefully detained and put in internment camps
Internment camp in Lemon Creek, British Columbia
Nikkei (Japanese emigrants) were forced to internment camps in British Columbia
An excerpt from the Order of Council PC 1486, which states 8 new regulations for Japanese Canadians.
Racial Tension - Cause of Japanese Internment Camps
An example of discrimination against Japanese People in the early 1900's
Percentage of Nikkei
who were forcibly
removed from their homes
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