Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis

From the beginning of the Second World War in 1939, Mackenzie King tried to avoid conscription. Most English Canadians thought young men should be sent to fight, while most French Canadians vehemently disagreed. This same division had nearly torn the country apart during the First World War. King had to make a decision in the final year of the war. This docudrama combines archival footage with excerpts from The King Chronicles, a dramatic series written and directed by Donald Brittain. Some scenes contain graphic language.

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  • efrem

    “mr king was smart. he served the longest term in office ” — efrem, 21 Apr 2011

  • Ronaldmac

    “I absolutely love the scene between 6:36 and 7:50. Blunt and honest, brilliant.” — Ronaldmac, 27 Aug 2010

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Film Credits

director
Erna Buffie
script
Erna Buffie
producer
Adam Symansky
David Wilson
editing
David Wilson
Denise Beaudoin
sound editing
Les Halman
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
Shelley Craig
narrator
Terre Nash
music
Louis Babin
cast
Sean McCann
Damir Andrei
Mark Brennan
Jean Chevalier
Jason Dean
Yves Dubreuil
John Friesen
David Gardner
Dean Hagopian
Gordon Jocelyn

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