What were the Defence of Canada Regulations (1939)?

Introduction The Defence of Canada Regulations were a set of emergency measures implemented under the War Measures Act on 03 September 1939, a week before Canada’s entry into World War II. Background The extreme security measures permitted by the regulations included the waiving of habeas corpus and the right to trial, internment, bans on certain… Read More


What was the War Measures Act (1914)?

Introduction The War Measures Act (French: Loi sur les mesures de guerre; 5 George V, Chap. 2) was a statute of the Parliament of Canada that provided for the declaration of war, invasion, or insurrection, and the types of emergency measures that could thereby be taken. The Act was brought into force three times in… Read More