Volunteer of the Week: Orton Wade

Orton Wade was a labourer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1932, he was arrested after speaking at May Day rally, likely under Section 98 of the Canadian Criminal Code. He was put on a train to Halifax to be deported, despite being born in Canada. Ultimately, he was not deported, but many others arrested that day were deported. 

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Roberts, Barbara Ann. Whence The Came: Deportation from Canada, 1900-1935. Ottawa: U of O Press, 1988. 140-2.