Conrad Black on the First World War: Victory abroad, grief at home
As the First World War was grinding to its conclusion in 1918, there was severe anti-conscription rioting in Quebec City starting on March 29, which the municipal police ignored, and which included the destruction of the registrar’s office.
Four thousand troops were dispatched, although only 1,000 were deployed.
On April 1 fire was exchanged and several soldiers were seriously wounded and four rioters were killed.
What amounted to martial law was imposed.