Business holdings and position of businessman John Kresz in Hungarian society [HUN33249.E]

No recent information on a businessman by the name of John Kresz could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

However, a 3 October 1993 report in The Financial Post states that Hungarian-born John Kresz left his native country in 1957 and established himself in Manitoba. He worked as a labourer in Flin Flon, as an X-ray technician in Winnipeg and founded the Sooter Photo Inc., a chain of photo processing stores which had franchises all over Canada. The report also states that businessman John Kresz had resettled in Hungary where he began to sell franchises for his chain of photo shops (ibid.).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


The Financial Post [Toronto]. 9 October 1993. Neville Nankivell. "Canadians Go Home to Hungary." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Electronic Sources: IRB databases.

Internet sources, including:

World News Connection.