The 519 Podcast

The Bizarre Kidnapping of John Labatt

March 31, 2022

Most Canadians know the name Labatt. The name immediately brings up images of brown bottles of cold beer. 

But there are also a lot of Canadians who are unaware that the one-time head of Labatt Breweries was once the victim of what was then the most famous kidnapping in Canadian history. 

On this episode of The 519 Podcast, we look at the 1934 kidnapping near Sarnia of John Sackville Labatt, the 53-year-old grandson of the brewing empire's founder.  

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