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Day: May 27, 2022

Memoria Viva
Canada Corner, Home Front

Memoria Viva

Reflections on the internment of Italian Canadians during the Second World War In the Piazza Dante across from Ottawa’s St. Anthony of Padua Church, where services are held in English and Italian, is a memorial wall with two columns of names: one for the names of local Italian Canadians who died serving Canada during the Second World War; the other of local men who were detained in internment camps.   In the early days of the war, the federal government of William Lyon Mackenzie King passed the War Measures Act and implemented the Defence of Canada Regulations. The regulations gave the government the authority to detain anyone deemed to be “acting in any manner prejudicial to the public safety or the safety of the State.”  In 1940, Italy declared war on Great Britain and France, and t...

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