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Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Military Service Act: Canada’s Conscription Crisis of 1917

Nothing can split a society more than a controversial issue with two equally passionate sides. Such was the case in Canada when the passage of the Military Service Act of 1917 split the nation along cultural lines. Lines Are Drawn The Military Service Act passed July 24, 1917.  The legislation was designed, in part, to […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Federal Election of 1917: Nation in Crisis

Canada’s federal election of 1917 was a vicious, heated contest.  This speaks volumes considering the 1911 election had enough rhetoric, half truths and mudslinging to make a 21st century politician feel right at home. The election was fought primarily with one issue in mind: conscription. For this reason, it also is known as the Khaki Election. […]

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