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One Hundred Girls and a Scandal


From: Wanda’s War


Chapter 10 discusses the scandal at the Dionne Spinning Mills, in Saint-Georges, Quebec, that Wanda over 100 other Polish women found themselves in when arriving in Canada after May, 1947. The chapter discusses the exploitation of immigrant labourers, the poor working conditions and wages for the women working in his mill, the creation of the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees (IGCR), and the involvement of the Textile Workers Union, Canadian Polish Congress, and communist Polish Democratic Association.



Marsha Faubert

Marsha Faubert is a Toronto-based lawyer with a lengthy history of public service in the administrative justice system in Ontario. She has worked as a litigator, an arbitrator, an adjudicator of appeals in workplace injury and disease claims, and as the director of a provincial tribunal. Wanda’s War is her first book.