Support Japanese Re-dress button
This button was worn to express public support for the movement to redress the wrongs done to the Japanese Canadians during World War II, particularly the evacuation and internment of people on the West Coast. This was one of the great injustices to have taken place in Canada, and its epicentre was Vancouver. Thousands of local Japanese Canadians lost their homes and businesses. Thousands more were herded into the stock barns at the PNE to await deportation away from the coast. After a decade of intense political and social activity, on September 22, 1988, Prime Minster Brian Mulroney apologized for the injustices done to Japanese Canadians.