British Columbia Security Commission

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British Columbia Security Commission

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Established by federal Order-in-Council PC1665 on March 4, 1942, the British Columbia Security Commission (B.C.S.C.) was mandated under the supervision of the federal Department of Labour to organize and oversee the evacuation of Japanese Canadians from coastal British Columbia. It was dissolved on February 5, 1943 by order-in-council, resulting in the transfer of full authority over the movement of Japanese Canadians to the Department of Labour.

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