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Canadian War Measures Act



Canadian War Measures Act

The War Measures Act was a Canadian statute adopted on August 4, 1914. It gave the federal government emergency powers to govern by decree under circumstances of “war, invasion or insurrection, real or apprehended”. It was invoked three times in its existence, and was superseded by the Emergencies Act in 1988.


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