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Borden offered the protection of law to all citizens but the War Measures Act made it possible to round up any deemed a 'security risk'.
This addition to the Criminal Code was modeled after PC 2384 approved in 1918 under the War Measures Act. Conceptually, Molinaro observes, Section 98 was designed to "normalize" emergency powers forged by the executive branch in a time of crisis.
We forget that, 40 years ago, we implemented the War Measures Act without a peep from most of English Canada.
(19) Problems between the Mennonite communities and the government arose, however, when the War Measures Act (1914) was used in 1916 to dedicate a week in January to register and account for the potential manpower of the country.
And sure, he had masterminded that burglary of the Democratic offices in the Water Gate building, but Pierre had managed to single-handedly invoke the War Measures Act, putting paid to Quebec's brief dalliance with political violence in the name of independence.
When Canada declared war on Italy on June 10, 1940, the government used the War Measures Act to label all Italian citizens over the age of 18 as enemy aliens.
He agues that on paper, the Canadian censorship system (backed by the War Measures Act) was among the most draconian media-control mechanisms of the Allied countries, but in practice it was not enforced as harshly, except in the case of the Communist Party and the ethnic presses.
This article examines how the "machine that Pierre built" (Radwanski 1978: 145) functioned in practice during one such moment of divergence: the October Crisis of 1970, and specifically the decision to invoke the War Measures Act. The analysis reveals that Trudeau remained committed to his style of "rational management" even in extremis, when the centralizing pressures that Savoie describes should have made themselves felt the most.
The government also invoked the War Measures Act, the only time this has been done in peace time (although it should be noted that certain orders enacted under the Act were allowed to continue after WWII).
More than two weeks since the War Measures Act was invoked, the government has not produced one shred of evidence, either publicly or privately, which would lead me to the conclusion that a state of apprehended insurrection existed in Canada on October 16.
It came in the form of legislation, including the War Measures Act, which was employed to infringe on freedom of speech, through the banning of a number of publications in "enemy languages," and on freedom of assembly with the prohibition of a group of radical organizations.