As a result of this Military Service Act, Prime Minister Borden did not commit to the promise he had made in the beginning of the war. He promised Canada that he would not use conscription because he felt that it would not be necessary due to the overwhelming number of volunteering men. This angered many people because not only did Prime Minister Borden break his promise but it was violating the fact that Canada is a free country that supports the liberty and the rights of its citizens. To be a free country, it means to not force or make its citizens do things against their will and this mandatory recruitment did just that. During the war, other rights of the citizens were abused. These violated rights include the freedom of voting which suspended many people from voting if they were not in favour of the war.