Practice Relating to Rule 150. Reparation
Section C. Forms of reparation other than compensation
In 1988, the Canadian Government concluded an agreement with the National Association of Japanese Canadians, the so-called Japanese-Canadian Redress Agreement, the terms of which provided:
Despite perceived military necessities at the time, the forced removal and internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II and their deportation and expulsion following the war, was unjust. In retrospect, government policies of disenfranchisement, detention, confiscation and sale of private and community property, expulsion, deportation and restriction of movement, which continued after the war, were influenced by discriminatory attitudes. Japanese Canadians who were interned had their property liquidated and the proceeds of sale were used to pay for their own internment.
Therefore, the Government of Canada, on behalf of all Canadians, does hereby:
1) acknowledge that the treatment of Japanese Canadians during and after World War II was unjust and violated principles of human rights as they are understood today;
2) pledge to ensure, to the full extent that its powers allow, that such events will not happen again; and
3) recognize, with great respect, the fortitude and determination of Japanese Canadians who, despite great stress and hardship, retain their commitment and loyalty to Canada and contribute so richly to the development of the Canadian nation.