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Japanese Canadians: Compensation and apology

As Canadian soldiers were fighting overseas in the name of democracy, at home the federal government was staging the largest mass exodus in Canadian history. During the Second World War, roughly 22,000 Japanese Canadians were forcibly evacuated from the west coast and resettled in other parts of the country. Their struggle continued after the war as they fought for an apology and redress for their loss. CBC Television and Radio covered the crucial issues in their journey from relocation to redress.

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Canada issues a formal apology for the Japanese Canadian internment.

Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: Sept. 22, 1988
Guest(s): Art Miki, Mary Seki
Host: Alan Maitland
Interviewer: Michael Enright
Duration: 17:40

Last updated: December 6, 2012

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