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1

1917- after Canada's victory at Vimy Ridge, Borden was determined to maintain the reputation of the Canadian forces, but he was discouraged by _____________________

casualty reports which suggest large scale losses of soldiers without available replacements

2

why was the Military Service Bill introduced on July 11, 1917?

Borden visited Europe in May 1917 to take account of the situation; he was urged to send more soldiers but volunteers had run out and the horrors of the war had set in on the homefront thanks to growing casualties

3

what was the implication of the Military Service Bill?

conscription- all males between 18-45 were eligible for mandatory military service

4

French Canada experienced ______________

riots, protests, and overall anger

5

who led the French Canadians and laid out the nationalist position?

Henri Bourassa

6

why were many outraged by the Military Service Bill?

Canada had already offered more soldiers and money per capita than any country in the war

7

Canada risked _________________

disunity, bankruptcy, and now their independence

8

what did English speaking Canada think of the Military Service Bill?

its for the best as French Canada has not done its part in the war

9

why were farmers upset?

loss of more workers and sons

10

how did Borden ensure his re election?

The Military Voters Act
The Wartime Election Act

11

when was the The Military Voters Act passed and what did it imply?

August 29, 1917 / soldiers can vote

12

when was the The Wartime Election Act passed and what did it imply?

September 14, 1917 / women related to soldiers can vote

13

when was the Military Service Act passed?

September 26, 1917

14

did Borden win the election?

yes, on December 17, 1917

15

404 385 were available for service, but __% applied for exemptions

around 95

16

what were reasons for exemptions?

health, pacifist, essential occupations, professionals

17

what happened in the spring of 1918?

amendments were passed to remove exemptions

18

how many men were conscripted overall and how many saw duty?

125 000 / 25 000

19

how did Borden try to make amends with Quebecers?

by removing Sam Hughes from duty

20

though Borden was an imperialist, he was determined that Canada should be ___________ and ___________ after ww1

autonomous / have a strong voice

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