Many French Canadians also opposed conscription in 1917.
the issue of conscription did not only divided the politicians, it also divided the country. Some were strongly opposed to it. Some strongly supported it. Farmers in general opposed it. Conscription would take away more of their sons and hired men needed for their farms. Labour leaders opposed conscription. They felt factory workers were making and important contribution to the war. the loss of conscripted workers would severely limit Canada's production of food and wartime supplies. Labour leaders considered calling a general strike. Many farmers labour leaders were English Canadians. The strongest opponents, however, were the French-Canadians. They had little enthusiasm for World War 1. In Montreal and other parts of Quebec; 'anti-conscription' riots occurred during the summer of 1917. Quebec's less enthusiastic participation in the war effort was not understood by most English-speaking Canadians.
Conscription in Canada during the First World War was highly controversial, and many disagreed with it passionately, and some, violently. In Canada, this is referred to as the Conscription Crisis of 1917.
Conscription was not introduced in 1914, it was only introduced in 1917 because the number of volunteers dropped dramatically between 1916 and 1917. Due to this drop, the government had to introduce the law of conscription in Canada. Before 1917 men were eager to volunteer, but come 1917 they just lost all eagerness and stopped volunteering. In short, conscription was only introduced in 1917 due to the lack of Canadian volunteers.
1917 The conscription act was carried out in 1917, which depicted that any man able to fight, was forced to join the war.
There are many cons, for one, trying to pass conscription laws was very hard and caused stress for Canada's leaders at the time.
Newsy Lalonde was the first coach of the Montreal Canadians. He first coached the Canadians 1917-1922 and then again 1932-1934.
They were conscripting Canadian soldiers to join war ecause they did not have enough.
There was no English Premier League competition in 1917.
The Conscription Act of 1917
It divided Australia as in it resulted that there were bitter debates and conflict within society at the time and within the labour government itself. The Australian socity divided into pro conscription and anti conscription. It brought to surface underlying conflicts.
By this stage, all those those willing to volunteer had already joined up, yet as casualties mounted more troops were needed, and so conscription was needed to fill the depleted ranks.
J.-E Caron has written: 'Conscription and agriculture' -- subject(s): World War, 1914-1918, Conscription Crisis, 1917, Agriculture, Food supply
29 August 1917, with the passing of the Military Service Act.
There was no conscription that could force a man to serve overseas. and Australians voted no on this in 1916 and again in 1917. However military training for Australian men aged 18 to 60 had been compulsory since 1911.
The 1917 English FA Cup competition did not take place.
Harold Goodwin - English actor - was born on 1917-10-22.
If you are speaking about a Colt 1908 hammerless .25 , then it was made in 1917.
Canada began conscription in 1916-1917, since volunteers declined severely. This was unsucessful, since the French opposed this greatly and everyone else didn't want to be forced into it. the governemtn had no way to ensure all the registered men would actually go to the trainning so 20 000 instead of 400 000 men showed up.
Billy Hughes was in favor of conscription and Archbishop Daniel Mannix was against it. In 1916 a referendum was held and the answer was a "NO", in 1917 another referendum was held still resulting in a "NO".
•This predicament started in early 1917 right down to the end of the war. World War I broke out in 1914 and Canada, as a collaborator of Great Britain, involuntarily found itself in the scrimmage.
The Americans, who joined the war very late in mid April 1917, joined the British, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, Italians and the French.
No, 6. The Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadians, the New York Rangers, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks.
Vladimir I. Lenin led the second Russian Revolution in 1917 and set up the Communist government. Economically speaking, it was a socialist state, not a communist state.