The authors take us from the early 1900s, explaining why the Japanese immigrated to Canada, to the lifting of the War Measures Act that allowed the Japanese to return to the west coast after the internment years.
What does WMA stand for?
WMA stands for War Measures Act (Canada)
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- Military and Government
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Samples in periodicals archive:
In short, then, there are two areas of the War Measures Act decision that this article will try to illuminate.
I remember in school being taught that during the Second World War, Canadian journalists were clamped down thanks to draconian press censorship powers established under the War Measures Act.
Both the world wars and the October Crisis are examples of temporary crises in which the War Measures Act or its predecessor, the War Measures Act, 1914, was invoked.
His incendiary declaration helped fuel one of the stormiest periods in Canadian history, culminating with the October Crisis of 1970, in which the Trudeau government imposed the War Measures Act after FLQ cells kidnapped British trade commissioner James Cross and Quebec cabinet minister Pierre Laporte, who was soon murdered.
Yet police detained over 600 persons for weeks at a time without charge, operating under the War Measures Act.
He feared that the use of War Measures Act powers of detention without criminal charges being laid would be perceived by the Canadian public and his opponents in the House of Commons as deeply illiberal, even Gestapo-like.
The issues the FLQ wanted to highlight quickly gave way to civil liberty arguments arising from the War Measures Act.