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1914-1929 for Canadians Timeline

  • War Measures Act (-2)

    War Measures Act (-2)
    This was a decline in progress because of the maltreatment and unjust actions to immigrants entering Canada. Around 8000 immigrants were imprisoned just because of where they were born. They called them "illegal aliens".
  • Military Service Act (-1)

    Military Service Act (-1)
    This act caused a decline for Canadians because it made military service compulsory. It required men between the ages of 20 and 45 years old to enter the military of Canada. It fuelled a lot of anger amongst Canadians, especially French Canadians. This caused a split in relations and opinion between French and English Canadians. French Canadians did not want to enter a war they had no part it.
  • Income War Tax Act (0)

    Income War Tax Act (0)
    This act was not progress or decline due to the advantages and disadvantages given to different types of people because of this.
    This act obviously brought in a lot of money for the government by residents of the country. It also brought in a lot of employees for companies/factories transporting war equipment. But on the other hand, a lot of people were punished for not paying their tax with a maximum of $10,000. Therefore the gap between the lower class and upper ones increased massively.
  • Recognising Canada (+1)

    Recognising Canada (+1)
    This event was progress because Canada's reputation in Britain increased for the better. The current Prime Minister of Canada at the time demanded that Great Britain would recognise Canada's efforts and wiliness to help during their war. This brought exposure to Canada as country across Europe.
  • Jeremiah Alvin Jones (+2)

    Jeremiah Alvin Jones (+2)
    Jeremiah Jones enlisted in the military and entered a battalion commanded by a lieutenant. He was amongst the 16 black soldiers also assigned to the Royal Canadian Regiment. In 1917, Jones rescued his unit from an enemy machine gun (a battle which was a great success for Canada) and was seen as a hero by many Canadians. He had proved the worth and power a black person can bring into a white man's army. He was then recommended for a Distinguished Conduct Medal.
  • Women operators (+2)

    Women operators (+2)
    Around 1918, around 300,000 factory workers joined in war production and one in eight of these people were women. This statistic was progress for Canada at the time due to the social stereotype of women not being able to work outside their house. Women started doing jobs that were traditionally thought of as men's jobs. Many women gained financial independence from this which was a very good step in the right direction for that period.