To Veterans Minister
Dept. Of National Defence
P.O. Box 216
Sept. 9th /46
I Tamatsu Matsuaka am a veteran of World War 2nd. I enlisted July 12th 1941 discharged March 16th 1946.
I've spent at least four years overseas, went through France to Germany.
Also slightly wounded.
I am loyal Canada, I love my country, Canada. I am proud of what I have done for Canada and her people.
After my discharge I was happy until to my surprise one day an R.C.M.P. official investigated me.
I explained to him that I did not have to register (Japanese registration)
I said even if I had to I couldn't have done that because I just been discharged. I never know such things we Japanese Cdn had to do.
This Mounted was a stubborn one. He said I had no excuse whatsoever.
He came after me until I was forced to register.
I know all this is in the law. Now I am treated like a criminal like thousands of others. My fingerprints, photograph and number on a card I always carry. I can't go no where's unless I am granted a travelling permit. I'm watched like a convict.