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Politics and Government - Canada and the War - Democracy at War

Type: Document

The Liberals, headed by Prime Minister Mackenzie King, steered Canada through some rocky waters during the war years. The challenges the government faced were well documented in the English language newspapers of the time.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Politics and Government: William Lyon Mackenzie King - Canada and the War - Democracy at War

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William Lyon Mackenzie King, head of the Liberal government throughout the Second World War, was Canada's greatest political survivor. His constant wartime goal, and greatest success, was to prevent the split between English and French Canada which had occurred over compulsory military service during the First World War. Canadian newspapers reported on this prime minister's numerous challenges.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Lieutenant-Colonel Sam Hughes (1853-1921) - South African War

Type: Document

Sam Hughes was a senior militia officer and an influential Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party. He accompanied the first Canadian contingent in an unofficial capacity into South Africa.

Site: Canadian War Museum

War Economy and Controls: C.D. Howe - Canada and the War- Democracy at War

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Clarence Decatur Howe, a leading Canadian businessman and politician, led the Canadian industry's effort to manufacture supplies of every kind for the Canadian Armed Forces and its allies during World War Two. Some of his efforts were recorded in the newspapers of the time.

Site: Canadian War Museum