Internees at hard labour, near Mara Lake internment camp, British Columbia, 1916 (Photo courtesy of US National Archives).
Re Ukrainian group seeks wartime redress, (Jan. 18): It's about time the Ukrainian community reminded other Canadians about the wrongs done to it by the federal government between 1914 and 1920. Not only were thousands interned but many more were discriminated against, registered as "enemy aliens," disenfranchised and even deported, all on the specious grounds that they were disloyal or "dangerous foreigners."
Before David Crombie sits down again with the National Association of Japanese Canadians he must also agree to address the concerns raised by the Ukrainian Canadian Committee. Redress for one ethnic minority to the exclusion of others who were similarly mistreated is unacceptable.
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