Letter from Price Waterhouse & Co, to Libero Sauro, February 25, 1941 - solo in inglese

Letter from Price Waterhouse & Co, to Libero Sauro, regarding the affairs of Luigi Ciano, February 25, 1941.

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

After his release, Sauro continued to help other Italian Canadian internees and their families. In this letter, he is undertaking the responsibilty for the personal belongings of internee Luigi Ciano, a member of Rev. Sauro's church and a fellow member of the Order Sons of Italy. Ciano's daughter lived with the Sauro family during some of the period of her father's internment.

Price Waterhouse & Co. was an agent employed by the Custodian of Enemy Property (CEP), a branch of the Canadian government that oversaw the administration of assets belonging to internees and other enemy aliens. The government office served a dual function. Acting as a trustee for the internee/enemy alien, the office and its agents also protected the interests of the creditors. The CEP would pay off an internee’s debts by selling his or her property or businesses. It also collected money owed to internees by others. Each accounting firm hired by the CEP would bill an internee for administrative costs even though internees did not ask for the CEP to be involved.

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