What was the National Resources Mobilisation Act (1940)?

Introduction The National Resources Mobilisation Act, 1940 (4 George VI, Chap. 13) was a statute of the Parliament of Canada passed to provide for better planning of a much greater Canadian war effort (World War II), both overseas and in military production at home. Scope Modelled on the British Emergency Powers (Defence) Act 1939, as… Read More

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What was the Wartime Prices and Trade Board?

Introduction The Wartime Prices and Trade Board is a former Canadian government agency, established on 03 September 1939, by the Mackenzie King government, under the authority of the War Measures Act, in the Department of Labour responsible for price controls and inflation control. Refer to World War II. Creation The Board was established to avoid… 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