may 18, 1917 - Robert Borden added conscription to Canada
Robert Borden added conscription to Canada on May 18, 1917. Conscription got announced in Ottawa. There was a debate happening between French-Canadians, as well as many farmers, unionized workers, non-British immigrants, and other Canadians, opposed the idea, and English-speaking Canadians, led by Prime Minister Borden, as well as British immigrants, the families of soldiers, and older Canadians, who supported the idea. Robert Borden added conscription and single men would be pick first to go to war over married men. Two historicsl themes are the homefront, and leadership.
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