Conscription – A pamphlet by Henri Bourassa
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Conscription – A pamphlet by Henri Bourassa

Conscription - A pamphlet by Henri Bourassa

Conscription – A pamphlet by Henri Bourassa | Source: Bourassa, Henri. (1917). Conscription. Montreal: Edited by Le Devoir. | A 46-page pamphlet by Henri Bourassa – former politician, Nationalist, and opponent of the war.

Although conscription is the main topic of this work, there are other topics touched upon. The pamphlet is anti-war and anti-conscription. It is organized around 5 main headings:

  1. Attitude of the Nationalists
  2. Canada’s Military Effort
  3. The Economic Effort
  4. Why impose conscription?
  5. Coalition and Extension of Parliament

All 5 sections are bookmarked, including all the sub-sections under each. Although it purports to speak to the idea of conscription, there is more in this work that relates to the relations between anglophone and francophone Canadians. “

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