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JAPANESE CANADIANS DURING WORLD WAR II During the second World War Canada had one of its darkest moments in history Not only were we at war with Germany but also at war with ourselves Canada feared invasion by Japan and sent thousands of Japanese Canadians to Internment Camps They were treated harshly in the camps and got very low wages Someone should have stood up and said that this was a wrongful act of discrimination against the oriental people Canada was fighting Germany but no Germans in Canada received such treatment This anti-Japanese racism was a terrible time for Canada It was on December 7 1941 when the Japanese armed forces attacked Pearl Harbor The following day they attacked Hong Kong where there were 2 000 Canadian soldiers on guard Many of these Canadians died and the rest were taken prisoner by the Japanese Canada would then begin to fear an invasion by Japan On March 4 1942 the British Columbia Security Commission was established to plan supervise and direct the evacuation of Japanese Canadians from their homes The invasion was feared along the British Columbia coast and the federal government felt a decision must be made Soon enough 15 billion was spent on evacuating the 22 000 Japanese Canadians to Internment Camps These camps were all located less than 100 miles from the coast People in Canada worried that possibly the Japanese living in Canada were spying for Japan Even worse was the conditions at the camps For labour they received fifty dollars a month Of that fifty twenty-two dollars and fifty cents went to room and board and twenty dollars went to support their families leaving them only with seven dollars and fifty cents They had none of the previous items they owned before they went to the camps All Japanese homes land businesses equipment and other property were sold for ridiculously low prices The Custodian of Enemy Alien Property
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