W E Anderson to Mr. Yoshio Tanaka, 05 July 1946

W E Anderson to Mr. Yoshio Tanaka, 05 July 1946

cc F G Shears Complaint file
5th July, 1946.
Mr. Yoshio Tanaka
Registration No. 13720
c/o Mrs E Pedria
Diamond City, Alta. Dear Sir:
We have received your undated letter in reply to our letter of the 31st May, in which we set out details of our administration of your affairs.
Regarding the rent funds. In reply to an inquiry in May 1943, we did advise you through the Department of Labour that your property was being rented for the sum of $8.00 per month. However at that time we had no knowledge that the property was being sold under instructions from the Canadian Government at Ottawa. The date of the sale of the property and adjustments of same, was set to be as of the 1st January, 1943, and therefore any rentals received at this office covering rentals after that date, were paid over to the purchaser of the property under adjustments.
Regarding your linoleum. Our inventory of chattels on the property confirms your statement that linoleum was left in the house. However our fieldman reported that the expenses of removing same for sale, was likely to exceed the sale price which could be derived, and it was therefore abandoned where it was.
Your remarks regarding both the sale price of your real property and your automobile are noted, and we appreciate your courteous objections to the value which was obtained from their sale, and we know that this is a matter of personal concern. The sale of both were however, carried out under a policy of liquidation decided upon by the Canadian Government on the basis of appraisal by qualified appraisers, and this office is not in a position to consider any alternative.
Your letter is being placed on your file where your expression will be available at any time in the future.
Yours truly, Administration Department



W E Anderson to Mr. Yoshio Tanaka, 05 July 1946


Encoder: Josie Gray
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