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This edition was published in by Canadian Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA.

Written in English

131 pages

This book describes Alternative Service, a service which developed as a new phenomenon in Canadian history during World War II. It was a form of national service that the Canadian Government required of conscientious objectors in lieu of military training or service. In developing this form of service, the Government took into consideration the recommendations of the Historic Peace Churches (e.g, Mennonites, Quakers, Hutterites, Doukhobors). The provision of such a service during wartime is one of the most striking symbols of freedom of conscience and religion in a democracy.

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This book describes Alternative Service, a service which developed as a new phenomenon in Canadian history during World War II. It was a form of national service that the Canadian Government required of conscientious objectors in lieu of military training or service. In developing this form of service, the Government took into consideration the recommendations of the Historic Peace Churches (e.g, Mennonites, Quakers, Hutterites, Doukhobors). The provision of such a service during wartime is one of the most striking symbols of freedom of conscience and religion in a democracy.

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Alternative Service in Canada During World War II

This edition was published in by Canadian Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA.


Table of Contents

Foreword 5
Preface 7
I. Historical Background for Alternative Service 13
The Immigration of the Mennonites 14
The Immigration of the Society of Friends (Quakers) 20
The Immigration of the Hutterites 23
The Immigration of the Doukhobors 24
II. Organization and Preparation of Historic Peace Churches for Alternative Service 28
Organization of the Eastern Churches 30
Organization of the Western Churches 32
Mennonites Offer Alternative Service to the Government 35
III. Government Regulations re: Postponement of Military Training and Alternative Service 41
Government Regulations for Conscientious Objectors During World War I 41
Government Regulations for Conscientious Objectors During World War II 43
IV. Government Policy with Respect to Alternative Service 52
Policy Under National Selective Service Regulations 53
Policy Under National Selective Service Civilian Regulations 55
Policy with Respect to Pay and General Welfare 62
Organization and Administration of the A.S.W. Camp System 65
Policy with Respect to Non-combatant Service in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 68
Policy in the "Demobilization" of Alternative Service Men 70
V. Government Projects for Alternative Service 75
Alternative Service in Camps 75
Alternative Service in National Parks and Forest Experiment Stations 77
Alternative Service in B.C. Forest Service Camps 83
Alternative Service Outside Camps 89
Alternative Service in Agriculture 89
Alternative Service in Industry 91
Alternative Service in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 95
VI. Religious Groups and Activities in Alternative Service 97
Government Regulations 97
Denominational Groups 98
Religious Services 99
Recreational Activities 101
Publication 101
Evaluation by Alternative Service Men 103
VII. Contributions and Achievements of Alternative Service 105
Protection and Improvements of Canadian Forests 105
Contributions to the Canadian Red Cross Societies 107
Evaluation of Alternative Service Work by Government Leaders 109
Bibliography 113
Appendix A. Order-in-Council, P.C. 957 116
Appendix B. National War Service Regulations 1940 118
Appendix C. Application Form for Postponement 120
Appendix D. Letter: Crerar to Gray 121
Appendix E. Order-in-Council, P.C. 2821 122

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OL21757697M
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AlternativeServiceInCanadaDuringWorldWarIIOCRopt
OCLC/WorldCat
9660509
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B0007JG3SM

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