As the wife of a former Canadian ambassador to Japan, Mary Taylor has re-told the plight of the 22,000 Japanese Canadians who were interned during World War II in Canada for A Black Mark: The Japanese-Canadians in World War II (Oberon, 2005). Approximately 75 per cent of those collected were Canadian citizens. A federal compensation package was negotiated in 1988. Mary Taylor was born and brought up in Scotland, studied philosophy at Glasgow University, lived in various European capitals and published her book from Ottawa. Much of the content concerns British Columbia.

[BCBW 2005] "Japanese" "War"