Canada at the start of WWII. Canada’s Policy of Isolationism. P.M. Mackenzie King (Lib.) did not want Canada to become involved in another world conflict Hoped Britain’s policy of appeasement towards Hitler would be successful Didn’t want to lose support of Quebec over conscription
“[N]othing is to be gained by creating an internal problem in an effort to meet an international one… We… must seek to keep this part of the Continent free from unrest.”
-Diary of Mackenzie King,
Tuesday, March 29, 1938
Could something like the St Louis incident happen again? What might be some modern examples?
Parliament Votes for War (Sept. 8, 1939)
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP)