War at Home

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World War I

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War at Home

The Canadian government sold victory bonds to Canadian citizens, private corporations, and various organization in order to pay for the war.The bonds were a loan to the government that could be redeemed with interest after 5, 10 or 20 years and were released during 5 different campaigns between 1915 and 1919.In 1915, 100 million dollars worth of victory bonds were issued and quickly purchased.


Honour rationing was introduced to help combat shortages. Causing Canada to use less butter and sugar and the government introduced "meatless fridays" and "heatless days". This was all to help the war.

In World War 1 income tax was invented it was only ment to be a short time thing. It was ment to help pay for war cause of how expensive the technology they needed was. Families pay 3% of there income where as buisness pay 4% of there profits. Canada also borrowed large amounts of money from other countries. Although all the money going to war, Canada was in a national dept by almost 2 billion dollars.


Conscription is forcimg men between the ages of 18 and 45 to join the war. At first the act allowed exemptions (ex: disablities, clery, etc.) to not join, but later they too were forced to join due to the constant need of soldiers in the war.

-With many men over seas, women had to start working. -Some formed committies to send food and letter to the soldiers some where nurses and others helped build the bombs and other equipment.-Before 1914 women had no rights- War caused industrial job demand and women were needed to work-changing role of womenduring the war strenthened the campain for women suffrage - In 1918 women could vote

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