CANADA: Conscription Again

All Canada goes to the polls this Monday for a plebiscite. The vote is nominally on conscription, but conscription has become such a burning issue that the plebiscite will actually be on the whole subject of Canadian unity in the war.

The question on the ballot is whether drafted men should be ordered overseas, as volunteers are. Prime Minister Mackenzie King has that power already, but even if its exercise is approved by the plebiscite few Canadians believe he would use it. For Canada already has as many volunteers as she is likely to spare for duty elsewhere. Some...

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