Canada at War: QUEBEC: Potion for Slackers

In Quebec, where men often demand freedom to evade the fight for freedom, opposition to conscription reached strange extremes : In Sherbrooke, Gunner Lucien Rocheleau testified that Mrs. Theodore Provencher had told him to wrap a religious, picture in blue silk (color of the Virgin Mary), hang it around his neck. Then she had given him a special prayer to read on nine consecutive nights, finally some pills to make him sick and insure his discharge from the army. For these services his mother paid Mrs. Provencher $16. The Mounted Police charged...