Introduction The National Defence Act (NDA; French: Loi sur la défense nationale; LDN) is the primary enabling legislation for organising and funding Canada’s military. Passed in 1922, and in force as of 01 January 1923, it created the Department of National Defence by merging the Department of Militia and Defence with the Department of the… Read More
What was The October Crisis (1970)?
Introduction The October Crisis (French: Crise d’Octobre) refers to a chain of events that started in October 1970 when members of the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnapped the provincial Deputy Premier Pierre Laporte and British diplomat James Cross from his Montreal residence. These events saw the Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invoking the War… 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
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