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Conscription Crisis 1917

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The issue of conscription instantly divided the nation and Borden's Cabinet. His Quebec ministers refused to support it.

Borden proposed a coalition government of Liberals and Conservatives for the duration of the war.

The Liberal party was split over conscription; some accepted Borden's invitation to join his Cabinet.

The Union government won the election of 1917, but not without a cost. The province of Quebec was completely alienated and without representation in Cabinet.

Borden had also imposed the Wartime Elections Act which unjustly deprived many Canadians of Germanic descent and other foreign backgrounds of their right to vote.

The issue of conscription instantly divided the nation and Borden's Cabinet. His Quebec ministers refused to support it.

Borden proposed a coalition government of Liberals and Conservatives for the duration of the war.

The Liberal party was split over conscription; some accepted Borden's invitation to join his Cabinet.

The Union government won the election of 1917, but not without a cost. The province of Quebec was completely alienated and without representation in Cabinet.

Borden had also imposed the Wartime Elections Act which unjustly deprived many Canadians of Germanic descent and other foreign backgrounds of their right to vote.

The issue of conscription instantly divided the nation and Borden's Cabinet. His Quebec ministers refused to support it.

Borden proposed a coalition government of Liberals and Conservatives for the duration of the war.

The Liberal party was split over conscription; some accepted Borden's invitation to join his Cabinet.

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