Canada at War: THE DOMINION: Tory Triumph

For Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, it was a crushing defeat. In the by-election in Grey North, Ontario, the Tories this week elected stout, ham-handed Garfield Case to Parliament.

The campaign had been fought almost solely over one supercharged issue: the Dominion Government's policy of partial military conscription. The Liberal candidate was the man charged with making that policy work: National Defense Minister Andrew G. L. McNaughton. The voters had heard Tory orators toss flat charges of inadequate reinforcements and shipboard mutinies among draftees. General McNaughton had denounced such stories as "lies," and three times Prime Minister King had...

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