Interview with Honourable John Allen Fraser
Date of Interview
The Honourable John A. Fraser was born Yokohama Japan on December 15 1931 and came to Canada in 1934. In this interview he described his childhood in British Columbia and the impact that his father's service in World War I had on him. He recalls how his father imparted a great respect for people of Japanese descent or origin on him as a young child, and how this respect stayed with him throughout his life. He describes how fear mounted in British Columbia after the bombing of Pearl Harbour, and how this fear personally impacted him as a child because of his birthplace. Fraser later reflects on his time as a Member of Parliament, a Member of the Cabinet, and Former Speaker of the House and the role played in the Redress movement.
Length of Interview
1 hr 14 min
World War II
World War I
World War II
Attack on Pearl Harbour
Number of Physical Tapes
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Honourable John A. Fraser, interview by Connie Sugiyama, September 23, 2014, 2014.266 , Sedai: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project Collection, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.