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Boy forced to leave Evening pitt asks for apology Government last week resulted from a request from a man whose family farm in pitt meadows was taken from them during the second world war. Tosh suzuki's family were farmers on advent road in pitt meadows, growing strawberries, raspberries, and rhubarb on a 10acre plot when second world war broke out. One spring day in 1942, a yellow school bus pulled up in front of the farm and life changed for the suzukis and 22, 000 japanesecanadians living on the coast of british columbia. Canada had been at war with japan for almost four months at that point. Suzuki's parents sadao and kuni were faced with Mermaid Wedding Dresses a difficult choice:Forced confinement in internment camps in the kootenays or relocation to manitoba to work in the sugar beet fields. The manitoba option included a promise that families would stay together so the choice was obvious. Three days after boarding a train at the hammond station, the suzuki family found themselves in the winnipeg immigration hall awaiting assignment to a local sugar beet farmer. "It was not unlike slave labour,"Suzuki recalled. "Families with strong young men were selected first by the sugar beet farmers.We were a young family with three children(Between the ages of seven and 12)So we were not very desirable for sugar beet farming.We were one of the last families chosen. " For the rest of the war, the suzuki family was beholden to the local farmers who were required only to provide the most rudimentary of accommodations.Clothing and food was not part of the deal and the family had to pay for that with their earnings. Life in manitoba was not easy for the japanesecanadian families who were forced to move there. Suzuki remembered being bullied by the white kids at school, which he only attended when there was no work to be done in the fields. The transplanted japanesecanadians were not the only reluctant agrarians in the area.German prisoners of war were also shipped to manitoba to work on the sugar beet farms. When the fighting finally stopped in 1945, the german pows were shipped back to their homeland, but the suzukis and the other japanesecanadians were stuck on the prairies. "My father never shot at any canadian soldiers like the germans presumably did,"Tosh said. "But when the war ended, they were able to go home but we stayed.It was another year before the suzukis finally returned to british columbia and settled in surrey. He married his wife amy who spent the war years in internment camps in the kootenays and together they raised two children. Now retired and living in north Cheap Party Dresses delta, suzuki's wartime experiences continued to bother him. "I didn't feel really angry back then, but i could sense the unfairness of what was happening to us,"Suzuki recalled.Government never atoned for the treatment it inflicted on its japanesecanadian residents, who were stripped of businesses, homes, vehicles, and fishing vessels. With the 30th anniversary of the canadian charter of rights and freedoms neatly dovetailing with the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the forced relocation of japanesecanadians, suzuki decided to correct this oversight. While the decision to put anyone of japanese descent into internment camps was made by the federal government, suzuki doesn't think it would have happened without the complicity of the provincial and municipal governments. Without pressure from british columbian mlas and mps, and local municipal mayors and the antijapanese sentiment in the media, the federal government wouldn't have had a case to intern japanesecanadians, suzuki said. On may 7, mlas of all political pinstripes voted unanimously to formally apologize for the province's role in the forced removal of japanesecanadians in british columbia.