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Prosecution, conference and regulation case files [textual record]. 



Place of creation


47.7 m of textual records
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
from 1 to 82
from 84 to 159
32: Restricted by law
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
90: Open
Former archival reference no.
BAN no.
Other accession no.
79-194 OFRC
88-274 OFRC
81-119 OFRC
88-177 OFRC
88-332 OFRC
79-114 OFRC
80-137 OFRC
80-82 OFRC
86-319 OFRC
89-151 OFRC
Record disposition authority no.

Textual records: The finding aid's file level descriptions can be accessed through the "consists of" field in the MIKAN record. A paper copy is also available in the Reference room. The finding aid is a listing showing the box number, the file number, the outside dates and the file title. 13-52 66 (Electronic)

Additional information

Box 1-27 are files created by the Department of Justice during and after the Second World War. They document the department's war effort. They cover such subject as: the drafting of war's laws, the internment of italian and japanese canadians; the prosecutions of subsversive individuals, subversives organisations and war criminals. Boxes 29-158 contain records that document the activities of the Department of Justice in its work of preparing legislation and regulations in co-operation with other departments and in its planning and co-ordination of legislation being considered by Parliament. Some of the subjects include: the Defence of Canada regulations, the Regency Act, the Official Secrets Act, ordinances of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon, the Criminal Law Act, the Old Age Security Act, the Criminal Code of Canada, and the Government Organization Act. Boxes 40-44 also contain some extradition files.

Custodial history
The bulk of the containers from this accession were originally held in the Ottawa Federal Records Centre under various accessions. The accessions were recalled to the Department of Justice for selection, then transferred to the National Archives GRB. Boxes 1-27 were directly transferred by the Department. The department use the number 2000-4 to refer to this accession. Boxes 28-39 are formerly boxes 176-187 of OFRC accession O79-114. Boxes 40-69 are formerly boxes 230-259 of OFRC accession O79-114. Boxes 70-79 are formerly boxes 139-148 of OFRC accession O79-194. Boxes 80-89 are formerly boxes 176-185 of OFRC accession O80-137. Boxes 90-92 are formerly boxes 170-172 of OFRC accession O80-82. Boxes 93-97 are formerly boxes 195-199 of OFRC accession O81-119. Boxes 98-136 are formerly boxes 83-121 of OFRC accession O86-319. Boxes 137-139 are formerly boxes 66-68 of OFRC accession O88-177. Boxes 140-151 are formerly boxes 116-127 of OFRC accession O88-177. Boxes 152 and 153 are formerly boxes 58 and 59 of OFRC accession O88-274. Boxes 154 and 155 are formerly boxes 3 and 4 of OFRC accession O88-332. Boxes 156-158 are formerly boxes 8 and 9-10 of OFRC accession O89-151. Box 159 is formerly box 5 of OFRC accession O88-332.

Original extent note
47.7 m of textual records.