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Canadian Political Decisions History

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Canadian "Political Decisions" History By: Dilan R.
CHC2D . 1923
Halibut Treaty
Good Decisions What was the Halibut Treaty? The Halibut Treaty was an agreement between Canada and America concerning fishing rights in the North-Pacific. In 1923 Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King sent Fisheries minister, Ernest LaPointe to sign the treaty on behalf of Canada What was its importance? The Halibut treaty was important to Canada because it was the first treaty that Canada negotiated and signed on its own. King saw the treaty as a Canadian matter and not a matter that the British should get involved in. It was another step towards Canada growing more independent from Britain.
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"Halibut Treaty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halibut_Treaty (accessed January 19, 2013). "Halibut Treaty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halibut_Treaty (accessed January 19, 2013). Quinlan, Don , Doug Baldwin, Rick Mahoney, and Kevin Reed. The Canadian Challenge. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2008. Bad Decisions 1937
Canadians in Spain What were Canadians doing in Spain? In 1936 Spain (ruled by Benito Mussolini) fell into a civil war.People from all over the world volunteered to go to Spain to fight the fascists. About 1500 Canadians went to Spain, half of which never returned. In 1937 Prime Minister Mackenzie King didn't want to anger Mussolini and his ally, Adolf Hitler, so he refused to let anymore Canadians volunteer to go fight in Spain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackenzie%E2%80%93Papineau_Battalion (accessed January 19, 2013). Quinlan, Don , Doug Baldwin, Rick Mahoney, and Kevin Reed. The Canadian Challenge. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2008. Significance of King's decision King's decision to not allow any Canadians to go and fight in Spain was a bad choice, because the choice was made out of fear. King did not want to anger Mussolini and Hitler so he ignored the terrible things that were going on in Spain and did not try to stop the spread of fascism. King and other nations turning their backs on Spain showed to Mussolini that he could keep doing what he was doing and no one was going to try and stop him. Quinlan, Don , Doug Baldwin, Rick Mahoney, and Kevin Reed. The Canadian Challenge. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2008. Spain North-Pacific Ocean 1939
Canada declares war! War?? What War?? On September 10th, 1939, after a long debate in Parliament, Canada declares war on Nazi Germany. At this point there where only 8000 men in the army so Prime Minister King declared that Canada would be the "arsenal of the allies" because of our security from air bombings and our nearness to Europe. Derby. "The war begins." In World War Two Begins. Ottawa: Brookfield high school, 2012. 2. Derby. "The war begins." In World War Two Begins. Ottawa: Brookfield high school, 2012. 2. Importance King declaring war on Germany was a good decision for two reasons, one reason was that he stopped turning a blind eye to the evil doings of Hitler and realized that he had to step in. The second reason was that declaring war was a very important event in Canadian history because it was the first time Canada made the decision to declare war on it's own as an independent nation. Derby. "The war begins." In World War Two Begins. Ottawa: Brookfield high school, 2012. 2 1917
Conscription What Is Conscription? In 1917 as more and more soldiers died in the war the amount of new enlistments declined dramatically . Prime Minister Borden saw this trend and decided to break an earlier promise to not impose conscription. Conscription is the forced enlistment of citizens of a country to fight for their country. The matter was very controversial, there where two clear sides to the argument; those who where for conscription and those against. Those for, where the conservative party and the English Canadians in Central Canada. Those against where French Canadians, westerners, and farmers. Borden held an election and was convinced that conscription was necessary. With the help of English Liberals, Borden won the election and imposed conscription. Derby. "1917 Election." In Conscription. Ottawa: Brookfield high school, 2012. 1,2. "Conscription." Ask. wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_conscription (accessed January 19, 2013). Derby. "1917 Election." In Conscription. Ottawa: Brookfield high school, 2012. 1,2. Quinlan, Don , Doug Baldwin, Rick Mahoney, and Kevin Reed. The Canadian Challenge. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2008. Derby. "1917 Election." In Conscription. Ottawa: Brookfield high school, 2012. 1,2. Importance Imposing conscription was a definite minus in Canadian decision making, because it forced Canadians to go fight in a war against their will. Even though only a few thousand of the people conscripted made it to the front lines before the end of the war it still shows that the then government forced citizens to battle in a battle they did not start. The men in parliament wouldn't have to go to the front lines and risk their lives but they were able to decide who to send off to battle. It also tore the country into two parts; those for and those against. "Conscription." Ask. wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_conscription (accessed January 19, 2013). Quinlan, Don , Doug Baldwin, Rick Mahoney, and Kevin Reed. The Canadian Challenge. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2008. Canadian Army Newsreel - Conscription For Overseas Service 1917
Prohibition What Was prohibition? Prohibition was introduced in Canada in 1917, prohibition made the production and sale of alcohol illegal. The United states also banned alcohol from 1919 to 1933. A lot of crime and corruption came from prohibition. Gangs and 'rum-runners' made fortunes selling and smuggling alcohol across the border. Underground clubs called 'speak-easies' that offered illegal alcohol became very popular. Provincial governments realized they were losing millions of dollars in taxes and that prohibition was unpopular with citizens so they started to drop the ban one by one. Prince Edward Island was the last province to lift prohibition in 1948. Quinlan, Don , Doug Baldwin, Rick Mahoney, and Kevin Reed. The Canadian Challenge. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2008. Derby. Prohibition. Ottawa: Brookfield High School, 2012. Derby. Prohibition. Ottawa: Brookfield High School, 2012. Importance The decision to ban the production and selling of alcohol was not a smart decision. Banning a product as common as alcohol will lead people to find other means in getting the product, means such as rum-runners, speak-easies, and gangs. Even though alcohol was banned citizens still had other options to obtain alcohol. Prohibition was one of the most controversial and popular topics in the 1920's, thus making any decisions related to the topic that much more important. Derby. Prohibition. Ottawa: Brookfield High School, 2012. Protests against prohibition Celebrating the end of prohibition Quinlan, Don , Doug Baldwin, Rick Mahoney, and Kevin Reed. The Canadian Challenge. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2008. Bibliography "Canadian army news reel." Youtube. (accessed January 19, 2013).

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