(57) Following the war he was in on the founding of the GWVA and had thereafter served as vice-president of the organization (he was Dominion Secretary-Treasurer in 1932).
Adams of the GWVA, which had strongly supported the introduction of Commission of Government, forwarded to the new administration a resolution urging it to lift the suspension of work on the projected war history and get on with the job.
John's branch of the GWVA, Murphy asked Commission of Government Secretary W.J.
These came from individual returned soldiers, from local "reconstruction committees," from officials high in public office in support of applications for land, and from representatives of the GWVA. Municipalities forwarded petitions.
As Graham noted the public impression was that it was "open season on Indian reserves." A representative of the GWVA blamed the government for this perception.
friend holds the dollars he would get out of it." A Saskatchewan farmer who read the Winnipeg Free Press was "shocked" to learn in March 1919 that the GWVA was now advocating the "confiscation" of Indian reserves for returned soldiers.
Although the GWVA claimed neutrality, its men made up their own minds and took sides - not all returned men were pro-strike.
On June 6, Thompson, a returned soldier and lawyer, created the Loyalist Returned Soldiers Association after failing to convince the GWVA to abandon its policy of neutrality.