Letter from Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, to Mrs. C. Sauro, October 21, 1940 - en anglais seulement

Letter from Co-operative Commonwealth Federation of Canada, to Mrs. C. Sauro, October 21, 1940

Rev. Libero Sauro was arrested on September 7, 1940 and held at Don Jail before being transferred to Petawawa Internment Camp.

From his arrest, Clementina was relentless in her mission to have her husband released. She wrote many letters on his behalf, including letters to M.J. Coldwell, an M.P. from the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation of Canada Party (CCF), and as indicated in this case to J.S. Woodsworth, M.P. and the first leader of the CCF. The response from the CCF National Office notes Woodsworth's illness (he died in 1942). Despite this, Woodsworth did indeed personally write Clementina (see ICEA2010-0008-0055.a-b). Coldwell would also follow-up with Clementina (see ICEA2010-0008-0040). In fact, he raised the issue of Libero’s internment in the House of Commons, pointing out that Sauro’s sons were in the Canadian services. Other letters indicate that Coldwell continued to interest himself in Sauro's case and those of other internees (see ICEA2010-0008-0051, ICEA2010-0008-0052, ICEA2010-0008-0053).

This document forms part of a collection of documents and other materials donated by the Sauro family.