Canada at War: QUEBEC: Trouble at Drummondville

In Montreal, last Wednesday, the raids began. Squads of Mounties and provost officers (military policemen) hunting for Army deserters and draft dodgers swooped about the city in convoys. At dance halls and cabarets they blocked exits, herded all men together, examined their papers.

On Thursday they branched out, raiding in the suburbs and questioning ice-cutting crews on the St. Lawrence River. At first the people considered it all good fun. But as the raids went on, the temper of the people changed.

At 10:30 p.m. Saturday, five sedans carrying a dozen Mounties and 22 canopied Army trucks, carrying no...

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