English Outcry In Canada

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However, English outcry caused a divide between English and French Canadians which ran deep in Canadian politics subsequently included many issues. The most pressing issue which split English and French Canadians was conscription. Making most French Canadians reluctant to enlist. They felt Canada would best serve the Empire by shipping wheat and other commodities. Of the 619,636 soldiers that served in the armed forces only thirty five thousand were French Canadians. Major political players of the time included Henri Bourassa, a French Canadian nationalist, whom preached to English Canadians that their participation and commitment to the Empire was mistaken. To in which Canada shouldn 't be involved to a distant Europe
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