Like many women, Emily Murphy hated the thought of
near-children being sent off to war, to be used as cannon
fodder. To some extent, she blamed the problem of war on
over-population. Thus, she looked upon France's fears of
declining birthrate with equanimity, suggesting that if
countries did not have enough young men to send to war, then
war would cease, as countries would be highly motivated to
keep the peace.
Listed below are some key positions Emily Murphy held in
an effort to contribute to Canada's policy on war and peace.
- Convenor of National Committee of Peace and Arbitration, 1914-15
- Member of the War Conference of Women held at the invitation of the
War Committee of the Dominion Cabinet, 1918.
- Member of General Committee, Canadian Society, League of Nations, 1923-25
- Patroness, Edmonton Branch Army and Navy Veterans, 1928-31