Ivan Barnet

Ivan Barnet

I.T. Barnet was District Superintendent of the Soldier Settlement Board and, by Order in Council, second in command. Author of many inflammatory letters of internal communication within the VLA records. Strong advocate of the forced sale of JC farms, and responsible for the VLA valuations of those farms. Strong racist views.
Material in VLA records and also Bird Commission. RG33-69 vol 76 file general evidence oct 12 - nov 30, 1948 (.pdf pages 190 - 309). RG33-69 vol 76 file general evidence 1 dec - 6 dec, 1948 (.pdf pages 1 – 89)


Regularized NameIvan Barnet


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