During World War 1, Canada devoted high quantity

During World War 1, Canada devoted high quantity in resources and men to their allies and helped a lot but certainly introducing conscription was not one of them. Canada should not have used conscription during the conflict because it was an immoral action that compelled the local citizen to go to war even if they are involuntarily and many issues were arose due to that. Canada has contributed more than enough for their allies in World War One and they were not prepared for such a calamity at all. Compulsory conscription was very inhumane, if not, the most inhumane thing that one individual could have come up with and some people would agree back then. It meant that farmers, miners, and labourer are forced to go to war to battle even if they were opposing it, which is quite brutal. There were protests and riots going on in Quebec because not everyone agreed on the idea of announcing conscription to Canada. As long as someone was protesting, not everyone was happy at that time. The soldiers all had a family and business to look after but conscription snatched that out of their hand. Farmers disliked conscription, and the reason being was that no one else would look after their farms, which was very significant back then. Wheat was hugely exported from Canada for admirable amount of money and that was their only money source. Part of the Canadians were more unpleasant to pass away in Europe because for one, it is not exactly close to their home, and for two, definitely not a happy way to go down when a person didn’t sign up for it. Someone shouldn’t be force to do something against their will. Although the government viewed mandatory conscription as the right decision, some viewed it as the complete opposite.Canada has contributed enough to this war and it was rather risky for them to jump into a war, which they were not ready for at all. “Was conscription needed? Troop reserves were low, but few conscripts actually made it overseas. At the time of enaction, conscription was seen as the only recourse. Quite simply, conscription was disastrous for Canada. It tore apart the fragile unity of French in Canada, to which even today, we still see the effects.”  At the beginning, they only had 3,000 soldiers, which was not even close to sufficient. “Canadian factories were not equipped to produce guns, bullets, tanks, or other military equipment.” They were lacking equipments and quite far behind in military power. If they can’t do much in sending over manpower, they could have helped in numerous other ways. “What England needs most are not soldiers, but bread, meat, and potatoes.”  Food, ammunition, weapons, and money were some of the contribution that Canada did. At that time, some locals believed that Canada already did its job and contributed enough. Economy was not doing excellent. Their national debt went from  $463 million to $2.46 billion between the beginning and the end of the warfare. Sometimes if one country is behind in firepower and manpower, they are not useless since there are multiple ways to contribute.By sending over food, money, military equipment, and supplies, Canada has done its duty already. Passing the Military Service Act was unethical and in doing so, it has caused more trouble. These reasons are enough to argue and prove that Canada made a huge mistake using conscription during World War 1.