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Interview with Honourable John Allen Fraser

Title
Interview with Honourable John Allen Fraser
Accession number
2014.266 
Interviewer
Connie Sugiyama
Videographer
Lisa Uyeda
Date of Interview
Language
English
Description
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. 
Format
Video File
Length of Interview
1 hr 14 min
Period
Post War
World War II
World War I
Event
Redress
World War II
Forced Removal
Attack on Pearl Harbour
Internment
Location
Vancouver, BC
Ottawa, ON
Japan
Topic
Japan
communities
discrimination
employment
education
family
immigration
internment camps
logging
work
Number of Physical Tapes
0
Permission
For uses other than research or private study, researchers must submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form.
Citation
Honourable John A. Fraser, interview by Connie Sugiyama, September 23, 2014, 2014.266 , Sedai: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project Collection, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.