The Plebiscite Question:
"Are you in favour of releasing the Government from any obligations arising out of any past commitments restricting the methods of raising men for military service?"
plebiscite was held on April 27, 1942
Source: Le Devoir, May 6, 1942
Note: All of the Electoral districts of the provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and British Columbia provided majorities for the Yes.
Three ridings of New Brunswick (Gloucester, Kent, and Restigouche-Madawaska), all from the Acadian part of the province, two ridings of French Eastern Ontario (Russell and Prescott), and the western ridings of Provencher (Manitoba) and Vegreville (Alberta), both with very substantial French populations, voted for the No side.
Fifty-six ridings of Quebec, all of them with substantial French population, voted for the No side. Nine ridings with substantial anglophone population voted Yes.
1998 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College