Across Cultures

Canada: A welcoming land?

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This theme explores the history of immigration to Canada and the policies that shaped the country.

Shepherd's Pie and Sushi

Shepherd's Pie and Sushi
1998, director: Craig Anderl, Mieko Ouchi

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In 1942, Prime Minister W. L. Mackenzie King ordered all Japanese people relocated to "protective areas" such as New Denver, British Columbia. A scene from the film The War Between Us shows a family of Japanese descent hearing they must register with the Canadian government. Archival footage is the background for a discussion of efforts made by Japanese-Canadians to win full Canadian citizenship and the right to vote.