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Deed of Land for town lot in Amherstburg from
Lovedy Ann Campeau, 1894
Land Records Collection; file, Amherstburg,
Essex Co., 1853-1916;
Reference Code: F 603, MU1688.
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Cover of: Ontario. Commission of the Walkerton Inquiry.
Part One: Report of the Walkerton Inquiry:
the Events of May 2000 and Related Issues.
Toronto: The Commission, 2002
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