Klassen, John C.

  • Conscientious objectors wanted to do work of national importance.

  • Church ministers were heavily involved in the lives of COs. It was through the church that most COs came to believe that war was wrong.

  • After a hard day of work, the conscientious objectors in work camps had their evenings free.

  • The Canadian Legion has 1600 branches across Canada. It is open to those who have served in the military.

  • Each CO brought his own clothing to the camp and did his own laundry.

  • Appearing before the judge was one of the earliest tests of a CO's sincerity. In Ontario, men did not have to appear before a judge.

  • The symbol of a red cross on a white background is recognized around the world.Red Cross Logo