The Military Voters Act served the purpose for which it was created, to solidify the election of the Unionist government.
Similarly, you may ask, what was the purpose of the Wartime Elections Act?
The Wartime Elections Act was a bill passed on September 20, 1917 by the Conservative government of Robert Borden during the Conscription Crisis of 1917 and was instrumental in pushing Liberals to join the Conservatives in the formation of the Canadian Unionist government.
Secondly, what were the effects of the military service bill when it was introduced in 1917? The Military Service Act of 1917 was a controversial law allowing the conscription of Canadian men for service in the final years of the First World War. The Military Service Act of 1917 was a controversial law allowing the conscription of Canadian men for service in the final years of the First World War.
Regarding this, why did the French not want conscription?
Almost all French Canadians opposed conscription; they felt that they had no particular loyalty to either Britain or France. Led by Henri Bourassa, they felt their only loyalty was to Canada. English Canadians supported the war effort as they felt stronger ties to the British Empire.
When was the Military Service Act passed?