Conservation of Life

The Commission of Conservation Canada was established to provide Canadian governments with relevant scientific information regarding the conservation of both natural and human resources, including the well-being of Canadians on a physical level. This issue of Conservation of Life published in April 1919 dealt with postwar reconstruction and had several foci, such as maternity, morality, and health.

Thanks from the Netherlands

A Canadian soldier brought this home to Canada in 1945, a keepsake from a grateful Dutch civilian.

Canadian Affairs: Learning for Living

This last issue in the Canadian Affairs series describes the value of education for Canadians in the post-war world.

Peace Day in London

The signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 marked the end of the First World War, and people in many Allied countries celebrated the event by observing Peace Day in July 1919.

Peace Holiday.pdf (16.32 MB)

Canada's man at Versailles

Sir George Foster, the subject of this caricature by an Italian artist, was one of Canada's senior delegates to the Paris Peace Conference after the First World War.

Canada and the Versailles Treaty

This speech was delivered by Prime Minister Robert Borden to the House of Commons in September 1919, discussing the Versailles Treaty that ended the First World War.

Wartime Propaganda

Writing during the interwar period, the author reflects on the perceived deception of Canadian Society by Allied propaganda during the First World War.

Are Empires Doomed?

This pamphlet reflects on Anglo-American relations as they relate to Canada and the British Empire.

Celebrating peace and victory

At the end of the First World War, the residents of London, Ontario, got together to celebrate "peace with victory."

London Victory.pdf (22.41 MB)

Cornerstone of a better world

A summary of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, regarded by the Allies as a key to stability and security in the postwar world.