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#MyBaachan 44. Becoming Canadian

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In 1951, my Baachan finally got her Canadian Citizenship. Maybe she'd been waiting until it was worth something. They'd only just granted people of Japanese descent the right to vote in 1949. And they actually let them travel to BC, if they wanted to, though for most of them, there was no longer any reason to. Unless you were a fisherman. And my Baachan was not.
In 1950, the Bird Commission looked into the scam that was the Custodian of Enemy Property but their findings were mostly for the birds. In any case, my Baachan carried on.