Canada at War: THE DOMINION: No Compulsion

A crisis in the Canadian Government has been simmering for weeks. Last week it boiled over. Out as Defense Minister went bulky, ruddy James Layton Ralston.

The cause of the crisis was the question of Canadian Army reinforcements. Evidence had been piling up that reinforcements for Canada's overseas army were inadequate. In Calgary, Brigadier P. R. Shields, home after five years of fighting, said that when he left England "they were scraping the bottom of the pot." The Montreal Gazette frontpaged a letter from a soldier wounded on the Western Front:...

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