Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement


    This last section analyzes Canada`s remedive efforts with respect to the internment and deportation of Japanese and Canadians. In particular, recourse efforts in the 1970s and 1980s are analyzed (i.e., the 1988 Japanese-Canadian Redress Agreement). This section will also attempt to provide an overview of the feelings and feelings of Japanese and Canadians regarding the long-term effects of abuse, their views on „Canadian identity,” and their views on reparation efforts. You can find the history of Japanese Canadian internment and the struggle for reparation in the museum`s Canadian Journeys Gallery. This article was written in part using research by Mallory Richard, who worked both as a researcher and project coordinator at the museum. April 19 – Art Miki is appointed to the Order of Canada. A professor by profession in Winnipeg, he has been involved in numerous educational initiatives and has also played an active role in multicultural organizations at the local, provincial and national levels. As president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians, he was a respected spokesperson during reparation negotiations for Japanese Canadians” The remediation agreement will remain an important moment in [Canadian] history in the late twentieth century, an unusual performance by a small group of citizens who started a movement because of a nation`s violation of their civil rights, to negotiate an agreement with the federal government. Footnote2 On September 22, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney appeared in the House of Commons and formally acknowledged the human rights violations committed by the community during the war. He announced an agreement with the NAJC, which included individual symbolic reparations of $21,000 for every living Japanese Canadian who had been driven off the coast in 1942 or born before April 1, 1949.

    I am sure there will be a general consensus that the Canadian people do not want to radically change the nature of our population as a result of mass immigration. Large-scale immigration from the East would change the fundamental composition of the Canadian population. The government therefore has no idea of making any changes to the immigration rules that would have such consequences. [108] William Lyon Mackenzie King served his last term as Prime Minister between 1935 and 1948, after which he retired from Canadian politics. He had served two previous terms as prime minister, but this period was perhaps his best-known. Among its measures during this period were unemployment insurance and customs agreements with Britain and the United States. [43] In August 1944, Prime Minister Mackenzie King announced that Japanese Canadians should be transferred from the interior of British Columbia to the east. Official policy was that after the end of the war, Japanese Canadians had to move east of the Rockies or be sent back to Japan. [4] Until 1947, many Japanese Canadians had obtained a waiver of this forced exemption.

    But it wasn`t until April 1, 1949, that Japanese Canadians gained freedom of movement and were able to return to the „protection zone” along the B.C coast.[5][6] On September 22, 17, 1988, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney apologized and the Canadian government announced a compensation package, a month after President Ronald Reagan made similar moves in the United States. The package for interned Japanese Canadians included $21,000 for each surviving intern and the restoration of Canadian citizenship for those who were deported to Japan. [7] After Mulroney`s apology, the Japanese-Canadian Reparations Agreement was created in 1988 with the Japanese Canadian Redress Foundation (JCRF) (1988-2002) to provide reparations to victims of internment for the purpose of funding education. [8] The compensation scheme included symbolic individual compensation for those concerned and a Community fund to revitalise the Community. . . .