Children look in the window of a Japanese store in Vancouver, closed after the relocation of Japanese nationals in December 1942. (Jack Lindsay/City of Vancouver Archives)

An op-ed from project members Jordan Stanger-Ross, Eric Adams and Laura Madokoro ran in the Globe and Mail to coincide with the anniversary of the date January 19, 1943, when Canadian politicians authorized the forced sale of all the homes, businesses, farms and possessions of Japanese Canadians who had been uprooted from coastal British Columbia in the previous year under the pretext of national security.

Lessons from the Japanese Canadian internments: Policies built on fear won’t make us safer.