Internees Phase II (1941 - 1945)

The camp was closed for three weeks between the two phases to allow for the preparation of a larger and more diverse group of POW's. During the following 4 years the camp housed captured German and Italian Merchant Marines and Canadians who may have spoken out against the war effort. One such person who spent three years behind barbed wire at the camps was Camillien Houde, Mayor of Montreal, who supported Italy and disagreed with certain Canadian Government initiatives.