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North York Historical Society May 2021 Meeting: “SNATCHED! The Unusual Kidnapping of Beer Tycoon John Labatt” with Susan Goldenberg

May 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Susan Goldenberg, NYHS Director

The kidnapping in 1934 of John Sackville Labatt, president of the big internationally well-known Labatt’s beer company, of London, Ontario, set several firsts in Canadian history. Labatt was the first important Canadian to be kidnapped, the first to be kidnapped for a high ransom, equivalent to $3 million today. It was the first kidnapping in Canada to come to trial. Kidnapping is a very serious, nasty crime and a wrong man was convicted.

But there was also bizarre humour which made it a very unusual kidnapping.

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Date:
May 19, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm
Website:
https://nyhs.ca/event/may-2021-meeting-snatched/

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