Posts by Maryka Omatsu

Maryka Omatsu

About Maryka Omatsu

Maryka Omatsu is a judge, national advisor to the National Association of Japanese Canadians, and a member of the association’s 1988 redress negotiation team that won a settlement with the federal government.

Photo of Japanese Canadian elementary school students at Pine Crescent Elementary School, Bay Farm, BC. The BC Government refused to pay for the education of these students.

The Racism behind Japanese Canadian Internment Can’t Be Forgotten

Jun 25, 2020
When John Horgan talked about BC’s historic racism, he failed to mention Japanese Canadians. Here’s why it matters. Premier John Horgan began a media conference on June 3 with a statement about racism and the “blemishes” on BC’s history. Horgan mentioned the head tax used to restrict immigration from China and the Komagata Maru incident that highlighted Canada’s discriminatory… View Article