Relations of the United States with Canada and Great Britain
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 12 Jan 1905, p. 97-116
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Relations of the United States with Canada and Great Britain


Reference and comments to the previous address by the Hon. Eugene N. Foss. Ways in which Canada has become a protective country. The Canadian people one who have decided that they will work out their destiny along Canadian lines in their own way, endeavouring to strengthen and increase the force of every industry that is nature to our soil, that will employ our people and increase our industrial wealth. The question of whether we should suffer from the taking down of those bars. Taking no chances in dealing with our great national industry. The political sentiment in Ottawa and whether or not it is the same in Canada or in Toronto. The Right Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier's position and support for it from the Canadian people. Objecting to some working used by the previous speaker. A few words upon the subject of Reciprocity which the speaker believes expresses the sentiment of the Canadian people. The history of Reciprocity between the United States and Canada, as old as the history of the Dominion. Recalling some of the effects which were produced by The Reciprocity Treaty and some of the results which flowed from it, including many trade figures over several years. Figures three years after the repeal of the Reciprocity Treaty. History and effects of The Washington Treaty. Canada's generosity in her proposals; refusals from the U.S. The subject of Reciprocity during the time when the Fishery Treaty of 1881 was being negotiated. A summary of the many and various efforts made by the Dominion for a better basis of trade between Canada and the U.S. A clause in our National Policy made in 1879 with regard to duty-free trade: a standing offer by Canada for Reciprocity in a considerable line of articles. Response from the U.S. Response to the thought that refusal to grant Canada Reciprocity might result in her knocking for admission politically into the United States. Canada, reaching out for markets in other parts of the world. The result of all our negotiations. A study of the conditions that exist in Canada today in terms of a U.S. market. Figures which will indicate that Canada does not look with longing eyes, as she once did, to the U.S. market for her products. The desire to extend trade in Canada, only by means which will not injure our Canadian industries. Way sin which Reciprocity is incompatible with Canadian aspirations for a consolidated Empire on trade liens. Canada, meeting the severe and stern competition of the trading nations of the globe. Materials at Canada's disposal for building a great auxiliary British nation upon the northern half of the Continent.