Military Service Act (Canada)
For the 1916 British Act of the same name, see Military Service Act (United Kingdom)
Military Service Act (United Kingdom)
The Military Service Act 1916 was an Act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom during the First World War. It was the first time that legislation had been passed in British military history introducing conscription...


In Canadian history, the Military Service Act was a 1917 Act passed by the Canadian government to effort needed more soldiers, so on April 20, 1918, an order-in-council
An Order in Council is a type of legislation in many countries, typically those in the Commonwealth of Nations. In the United Kingdom this legislation is formally made in the name of the Queen by the Privy Council , but in other countries the terminology may vary.-Assent:Although the Orders are...

 was passed that removed exemptions from the Military Service Act. This left farming operations across Canada short of much-needed labour.

See also

  • Alberta Supreme Court's difficulty with the order-in-council
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