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War Measures Act (Canada), as. am.

Title

War Measures Act (Canada), as. am.

Subject

Canada, history, minorities, War Measures Act, Jehovah's Witnesses

Description

The War Measures Act gives the government the authority to take extensive measures to protect Canada, including measures that violate civil and human rights.
In 1940, The Jehovah’s Witnesses as a religion and organization was banned and made illegal pursuant to the authority of the Privy Council under the War Measures Act. This ban lasted until 1943.

Creator

Canada (government)
War Measures Act (5 George V, Chap. 2)

Source

"Canadian War Measures Act." CFR.org. Council on Foreign Relations, 31 Dec. 1969. Web. 6 Mar. 2017.
War Measures Act (5 George V, Chap. 2)

Publisher

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR.Org), online: http://www.cfr.org/canada/canadian-war-measures-act/p24846

Date

1914-1988

Rights

Public Domain
CFR.org. Council on Foreign Relations, 31 Dec. 1969.

Format

PDF
Document

Language

English

Type

document
text

Text

PDF

Original Format

paper

Files

Citation

Canada (government) and War Measures Act (5 George V, Chap. 2) , “War Measures Act (Canada), as. am.,” Exhibits, accessed December 5, 2022, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2269.