Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property. Vancouver Office : office files
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- Canada. Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property.
- Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property. Vancouver Office : office files
RG 117 C 1
- Document source
- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
The Canadian Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property existed between 1916 and 1985. It derived its authority from the War Measures Act of 1914 and the Trading with the Enemy regulations. It dealt with the property of Canada's enemies in both World Wars as well as with the seized property of Japanese Canadians. Generally, during the two World Wars, the office’s functions included the seizure and liquidation of enemy property. Between 1919 and 1939, it served the function of administering war claims and reparations. After the Second World War, the Custodian had the responsibility for resolving Canadian war claims.
This collection consists of textual records.