C$100 million in reparations to be paid to B.C. Japanese Canadians

British Columbia announced a C$100 million reparation package for Japanese Canadians, according to a May 21 Global News article. The funds will be allocated to various initiatives, including creating and restoring Japanese Canadian heritage sites and establishing wellness programs for internment camp survivors. Reparations will also go towards updating the B.C. school curriculum to include the WWII internment camps as an important part of the province’s history. 

At a news conference about the reparations, Rachna Singh, parlia­mentary secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives in B.C., said: “We must acknowledge the part that the provincial government played in what happened to these thousands of men, women and children. We owe it to the survivors and their families to make sure something like this never happens again.”

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