Talk:Conscription Crisis of 1944

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Comment[edit]

Does anyone think that maybe it would be better to re-title this article as something along the lines of Conscription in Canda During WWII? Because although the situation came to a head during the 1944 crisis, it was a prominently debated and discussed topic from the very beginning of the war (with in fact Trudeau campaigning against it in 1942). Something this article already reflects. The title infers that consciption was only a problem in 1944.

True or false: this article can go in Category:1944. 66.245.95.252 00:11, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Apparently it can, since it has been added there. Whether or not it is appropriate, I don't know, I suppose it fits. Adam Bishop 07:21, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)


I don't know much about this, I know more about the conscription crisis in WWI, but I was wondering if it might be possible to add a section comparing the two including why there weren't as many or as large of protests and why some French-Canadians werent as heavily opposed to this.say1988 June 30, 2005 17:45 (UTC)

Date of British Empire's entry[edit]

As originally written, the article said that Canada, along with the rest of the British Empire declared war on Germany on September 10, 1939. In fact, Great Britain declared war on the 3rd, as did Australia and New Zealand. South Africa declared war on the 6th.--Ggbroad 12:06, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Rewrite Needed[edit]

This article is rather erratic, jumping around chronologically, and it contains several factual errors. For instance, King never agreed to conscription. He agreed to a one-time levy of 17,000 NRMA men in November 1944. Moreover, it's not clear what much of the discussion in the first section has to do with the conscription crisis of 1944. --Ggbroad 15:37, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Images[edit]

I found two related images, if someone wants to upload and include them. one and two -- TheMightyQuill 19:34, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Be careful about phrasing[edit]

We need to be careful about phrasing such as this: "English Canadians voted 83% in favour, but the proposal received hardly any support from French Canadians, especially in Quebec, where anti-conscription groups (including one led by Henri Bourassa, the most vocal opponent of conscription in 1917) helped 76% of the population vote against the plebiscite". National voter turnout for the plebiscite was 63%. --Ggbroad 16:14, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Can you provide a source? According to this [1] 63% was the national yes vote (no turnout figure is given) Sixth Estate 17:36, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

A slight error on my part - I got the tallies mixed up as you suggest. Voter turnout was 71%. See: [2]

It would be a simple matter to figure it out province-by-province. There's a breakdown of results for the vote on Wikipedia, and Historical Statistics of Canada, which is now on-line, would tell us the number of eligible voters per province. We should say that 83% of English-Canadian voters and 76% of Quebec voters to be more accurate and factual. --Ggbroad 22:30, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

69 or 79?[edit]

Intro says 69 conscripts died; later the article says 79. Probably a typo. Which is correct? 143.117.46.46 (talk) 15:34, 13 May 2010 (UTC)