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World War One in Winnipeg – Conscription

Canadians in Winnipeg opposed conscription and there was a good deal of resistance in the city.

Conscientious Objectors: Fitting Dissent into a Coming of Age Story

If we ignore the punishing of dissenters in the popular narrative, we also miss the later efforts to accommodate them.

William Duncan MacKenzie

He never made it overseas so he returned to Forest, Ontario, to open his own pharmacy after graduating from the University of Toronto in 1917.

Charles Irish

He ducked and a bullet from a German sniper zipped past him and stripped the bark off of a tree behind him.

Arnold Moses

“The Moses family had a large farm to run on the Six Nations reserve, and the absence of the three Moses brothers was a huge burden.”

Dewart Keir

“He had just started a job in Toronto and was engaged to be married when he was conscripted.”

Welbourn Brothers

Frank joined the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles only to be captured by Germans and taken as a prisoner of war.

Sir Arthur William Currie

“Currie used … organization and covering support of all kinds to the maximum in order to ensure the lowering of the cost of lives.”

Helen “Nellie” Letitia Mooney (McClung)

"For the first time I knew I had the power of speech. I saw faces brighten, eyes glisten, and felt the atmosphere crackle with a new power."

Francois-Louis Lessard

In April 1912 Lessard helped foil Hughes’s first attempt to promote himself major-general.

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