Canada and the First World War

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This leaflet defines the term "military elector" and instructs voters who to cast their ballots. Overseas soldiers were given the option of placing their vote for a candidate in their riding, or simply allowing the party to assign it. This was highly irregular, as the latter option allowed the Unionists, who received the vast majority of soldiers' votes, to sway several close ridings in their favour.

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George Metcalf Archival Collection
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