‘MARTIAL LAW WAS IMPOSED’ in Quebec, QUEBEC, April 1, 1918: ‘severe anti-conscription rioting… four rioters were killed,’ writes C. Black in new Canadian history

Published November 22, 2014 by goyodelarosa

Conrad Black on the First World War: Victory abroad, grief at home

In a new book on Canadian history, Conrad Black recounts the momentous months that brought the First World War to a close.

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.

Conrad Black | November 20, 2014 7:00 AM ET
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