Canada is not a Sovereign State | Source: Desjardins, L. G. (1918). England, Canada and the Great war. Quebec,: Chronicle print. | A 12-page book excerpt that responds to Bourassa’s assertion that Canada should not have been automatically at war because England declared war.
Canada’s Opinion as to the European War and Canada’s Policy | Source: Hopkins, J. Castell. (1918). Canadian annual review war series – 1914. Toronto: The Canadian Annual Review Ltd. | A 6-page article that explores how Canadians from across the country responded to the outbreak of war.
Gifts to Britain of Canadian Produce | Source: Dominion Bureau of Statistics Canada. (1915). Canada Year Book 1914 Retrieved from: http://www65.statcan.gc.ca/acyb_r000-eng.htm | A half page accounting of the various gifts sent to Britain by the Dominion and the provinces.
Had Canada the Right to Help England? Source: Desjardins, L. G. (1918). England, Canada and the Great war. Quebec,: Chronicle print. | A 3-page excerpt that addresses some of Henri Bourassa’s assertions that Canada had no business getting involved in a European war.
How Canada Answered the Call | Source: De Beck, A.M. (1917). Canada in khaki: A tribute to the officers and men now serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, edited by Canadian War Records Office. London: The Pictorial Newspaper Co. (1910) Ltd., 1917. A one-page article that describes Canadian’s initial enthusiasm for the war.
The Bugles of the Empire Sounded | Source: Robert Borden Aitken, M. (1916). Canada in Flanders: The official story of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Volume I. London: Hodder and Stoughton. | A 3-page book introduction penned by Robert Borden, in which the Prime Minister gives an account of Canada’s entry into the war.
The Dominion at War | Source: Sir George Perley (1917). Canada in khaki: A tribute to the officers and men now serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Vol. 1, pp. 5-10). London: The Pictorial Newspaper Co. (1910) Ltd. | A 3-page article about Canada’s participation in the war from a largely political standpoint.
War Time in Canada | Source MacTavish, N. (1914). The Canadian Magazine, 43(6 [Oct]), 545-550. | A 6-page magazine article (published two months into the war) that describes Canadians’ reactions to the war.
‘Fighting as an Ally’: The English–Canadian Patriotic Response to the Great War | Source: Bray, R. M. (1980). Canadian Historical Review, 61(2), 141-168. | A 28-page article by a historian offering an account of the English Canadian response to the First World War. Clearly written, but demands strong reading skills.