Lost Liberties – The War Measures Act
by Xavier Gélinas and Mélanie-Morin Pelletier
November 2021, ISBN: 978-0-660-34367-9
120 pages, 67 illustrations, 15 cm x 15 cm, paperback
How can freedom be preserved while also ensuring national security?
This souvenir catalogue explores the suspension of civil liberties in Canada during the First World War, the Second World War and the 1970 October Crisis, and offers new insights into the War Measures Act and its consequences.
This book examines notably the internment of Canadians of Ukrainian origin and other nationalities during the First World War, the internment of Italian Canadians and the forced relocation and internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, and the arrest of hundreds of people in Quebec during the 1970 October Crisis.
Lost Liberties probes the fears, social tensions and crises that drove these tragic events, and features poignant first-hand accounts from the men, women and children who lived through them.