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1 Elements of a Poster Large enough to be viewed (10-15 x’s format width) Simple and clear layout - reader knows where to find information Include important details – date, time, etc. Dominate element such as headline or image to catch reader's eye Most important message emphasized by size, color, or value Art related to message Have bold, intense colors to enhance message so it can be easily seen from a distance Type and imagery arranged in a logical sequence

2 Elements of a Propaganda Poster Same as poster elements, WITH … an opinion expressed for the purpose of influencing actions of individuals or groups.

3 More men needed! Free will or force? Reinforcements needed; pressure from Europe to use conscription At first, Borden (Conservative) and Laurier (French- Liberal) rejected idea because volunteering appeared to work Russian collapse & Lloyd George convinced Borden conscription needed Borden, together with English-speaking Liberals entered election campaign Conscription debate divides a nation – Military Service Bill greeted with alarm in Quebec Source: More Than Patriotism, Canada at War , Kathryn M. Bindon, p compulsory military in Britain Until winter 1917 Borden rejected conscription idea Russian Collapse & Lloyd George convince Borden Borden & English Liberals enter election campaign Military Service Bill divides a nation

4 English-Canadian Participation in War When WWI started, only 10% of Canadian population was British-born, BUT of 33,000 troops that went 2/3 (22,000) had been born in Britain and had immigrated recently By end of WWI, 70% of English-Canadian volunteers were recent immigrants Source: Textbook - Canadian Sources: Investigated 1914 to the Present, p.9

5 Video: Québec History 25 - WW1 Conscription Crisis Instructions: 1.View in Slide Show Mode 2.Click on Hyperlink above to launch Web and start video 3.Stop at 6 minute mark

6 Reasons Why French-Canada Opposed Conscription Solider sent from Canada higher in numbers than Britain or France in relation to population Distrust – Passage of Regulation 17 in Ontario No sentimental ties to Britain or France – saw as European affair English language of training in army Few French-Canadian regiments existed Additionally, farmers and organized labour were not convinced of necessity either Source: Canada in the Twentieth Century World War I, G.W. Larkin & J.P. Matresky, p. 44

7 Military Service Act – Conscription Starts Passed August 28, 1917 Conscription of single men 20 – 35 Started enforcing January 1, 1918 Raised 120,000 soldiers – of which only 47, 000 went overseas as war ended Source: Textbook - Canadian Sources: Investigated 1914 to the Present, p.8


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