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Fonds consists of a brief presented by John Stanton to the Minister of Justice in March 1942, on behalf of Mrs. Bertha Hower, arguing that Mrs. Hower had been unjustly interned.
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Bertha Hower, businesswoman and W.W. II internee, was born in 1904 at Salsberg, Austria-Hungary, and immigrated to Canada in 1928. After a few years on the farm near Everts, Alberta, she took a position as a cook at the Deer Lodge Hotel, in Agassiz, B.C., where she remained from 1935 to 1936, when she opened her own restaurant with a friend at Harrison Lake, B.C. She remained there until her arrest and internment on 27 April, 1940. She was released from internment in 1942.
Prisoners of war - Canada, 1942 John Stanton, 1942.
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