World War II was a very difficult time, and many very difficult decisions had to be made in Canada. If a wrong decision is made, the country may split between the two dominant ethnic backgrounds, the Francophone people and the Anglophone people. On one hand, they could help out their former mother country, Great Britain, and its allies or, they can choose to not help at all, and let Britain fight its own war. They may also choose to just send war materials, but no troops to support the British and French armies. War is very expensive, both financially and in lives. It is a very difficult decision, but Canada should not have sent any troops, just a few war materials; however, Canada should have still offered to command the Commonwealth Air Training Program.
War is a very financially expensive way of settling differences, and Canada should not join wars that do not involve them.
Canada had to pay $12 million every single day for war materials. That is a lot of money for a country to spend on a war that did not directly involve them. Canada could have sent less war materials, Britain did not need to rely so greatly on Canada.
The government invested $1.5 billion dollars into new factories, which produced these war materials. That is an astronomical number. Canada, in total, spent $20 billion on a war that was not their own. That puts Canada way into budget, and it is very difficult to get out of that hole that was created. It was not necessary to produce $10 billion worth of war materials. Britain should have been able to supply most of its own war materials, and should not have relied on Canada for so much. But then again, the Canadian government should...