From The Past: Evil Days For The Loafers

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By Andrew Phillip Chernoff

“The is no room for loafers; no time for idlers, and there should be no mercy for tramps and mere pool-room sports.”

Source: Evil Days For The Loafers, Grand Forks Sun, Grand Forks, B.C., July 19, 1918

Late in World War 1, both Canada and the United States passed anti-loafing laws, and ordered that all males of draft age had to be engaged in productive employment or go into the army, with some exceptions.

The following article concerns the above subject:

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The Grand Forks Sun, Grand Forks, B.C., July 19, 1918

The Canadian government of the day passed the following Order In Council, P.C. 815 on April 4, 1918, ordering that in the absence of reasonable cause to the contrary, that all males engage in useful occupations under the regulations set forth in the order in council:

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Source: Documents On Canadian External Relations, Volume 1, 1909-1918

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Source: Documents On Canadian External Relations, Volume 1, 1909-1918

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