World War One had a significant impact on Canada’s homefront as it triggered an increase in discrimination. “Enemy Aliens” were anyone who was German, Austrian, Hungarian, and Ukrainian. Rumors saying that these immigrants were spies started to go around, which lead to citizens demanding for the “Enemy Aliens” to be fired from their jobs and locked up. The government then created the War Measures Act to place all kinds of restrictions on “enemy aliens” which included that if anyone was caught sympathizing with them could be searched or arrested. After being labeled an “enemy alien”, they were sent to internment camps. Conditions were very harsh in the camps. Men worked long hours and were poorly fe...
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To What Extent Did The Second World War Change Canada’s Attitude Towards Significant Human Rights Policies?
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