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Petition from Concerned Citizens of Kingston, Ontario to Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister 31 January 1917
The patriotic fervor that led to changing the name of Berlin, Ontario was found throughout the Dominion during the Great War. Even after the changing of the city’s name, some Canadians continued to address the city as Berlin in correspondence. Petitions were sent from various city councils condemning the "alien" sympathizers who continued this "disloyal" practice. The above petition is from the City Council of Kingston, Ontario representing its vociferously loyal citizens.
Library and Archives Canada
RG 3, series C-2, vol. 640, file "Asking that the name of the Berlin, Ontario Post Office be changed to Kitchener"
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