posted by John on .
Why did the canadian government feel the need to control the economy, transportation and trade after war was declared in 1914? Was this a genuine need? Explain.
Hi, I need some help on the second half of the question. Was it a genuine need? I can't find the answer anywhere. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
It was probably a genuine need. Wars cost money -- lots of money! The Canadian government knew that it had to control the economy in order to pay for the war.