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Letter from Emmanuel College, to Mrs. L. Sauro, September 24, 1940
Letter from Emmanuel College, to Mrs. L. Sauro, September 24, 1940.
Rev. Libero Sauro was arrested on September 7, 1940 and held at Don Jail before being transferred to Petawawa Internment Camp.
Clementina was relentless in her mission to have her husband released. She worked tirelessly to gather written testimonies for use during her husband's hearing. In this case, she seems to have successfully requested a letter from Emmanuel College in Toronto, where her husband studied.
Under the DOCR (Defence of Canada Regulations), after 30 days, internees could formally object to their detention to an advisory committee appointed by the Minister of Justice. The Minister of Justice then appointed a judge to review the internee’s case. This meant an examination of the RCMP’s evidence against the internee, meetings with the internee, and interviews with witnesses who could attest to the internee’s character. After this, the judge either recommended an internee’s release or continued internment to the Minister of Justice.
This document forms part of a collection of documents and other materials donated by the Sauro family.
September 24, 1940
Recto: [t-b, l-r]: [printed on paper] EMMANUEL COLLEGE / TORONTO / THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL [typed] September 24, 1940 / Mrs. L. Sauro, / 104 Millwood Rd., / Toronto / Dear Mrs. Sauro: / I have written a note to the / Minister of Justice telling him that / your husband’s conduct with us had been entirely satisfactory. / You will not be unduly concerned. / For your husband will be exposed to / no real hardship. / Yours very sincerely, [signature in ink] Richard Davidson
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