Y Ohori to Office of the Custodian, 01 April 1947

Y Ohori to Office of the Custodian, 01 April 1947

630 Balmoral Street, Winnipeg., Man. April 1st, 1947
Office of the Custodian 506 Royal Bank Bldg. Hastings & Granville Street Vancouver, B.C. Dear Sir:-
Received the sum of $433.64 for the property which I had owned.
I am not going to accept this cheque at all. So I am sending it right back to you unendorsed.
I am not going to stand for this at all. My property is worth much more than that. What do you think we are? My property had cost me nearly 1900 after putting in drainage for it. The land alone cost me $1500 and here you have to go and sell it for next to nothing. I might as well had given it to someone for Christmas gift. I will never accept this amount for it.
As for the share on the 409 Alexander St. bldg. I still haven't heard from my uncle from Toronto so I can't give you an answer to what we'd agree. But as far as I'm concerned I still won't stand for it at that amount.
What in the devil are you trying to pull over on us.
And what made you that I would want to sell my land for that amount.
If I was told that I was never to come back to B.C. I would have sold it myself before I left for evacuation. But no I was told I would be able to come back after the war was over. And here I am after 5 years in Wpg. and you have to go and sell it for that amount for it. What kind of democracy is this country anyways.
Yours truly,



Y Ohori to Office of the Custodian, 01 April 1947


Encoder: Josie Gray
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