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A conjunction of interests : business, politics, and tariffs, 1825-1879

Author: Jakob Johann Benjamin Forster
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©1986.
Series: State and economic life, 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The advent of the National Policy in 1879 brought dramatic changes in the structure, magnitude, and objectives of Canada's tariff policy. No longer used primarily as a source of revenue for the government, tariffs on imported goods assumed a role as protector of Canadian industry against the encroachment of foreign imports on the Canadian market.In this detailed account of events leading up to the adoption of the  Read more...
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Forster, Jakob Johann Benjamin.
Conjunction of interests.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1986
(DLC) 87108915
(OCoLC)14247780
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jakob Johann Benjamin Forster
ISBN: 9781442673229 1442673222
OCLC Number: 244768788
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""TABLES""; ""PREFACE""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Protection in an era of colonial transition, 1825�1854""; ""2 Continuity and change: making tariffs in the late 1850s""; ""3 Larger markets, 1860�1866: reciprocity and Confederation""; ""4 From a conciliatory to a national policy, 1867�1872""; ""5 'The obscurity of private enterprise': business and the economy, 1870�1879""; ""6 'An age of combination and association, ' 1870�1879""; ""7 The Liberal interregnum, 1874�1876""; ""8 The Liberal interregnum, 1876�1878"" ""9 The interests, the parties, and the election of 1878""""10 'Reconciling a legion of conflicting interests'""; ""Conclusion""; ""NOTES""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Series Title: State and economic life, 8.
Responsibility: Ben Forster.
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The advent of the National Policy in 1879 brought dramatic changes in the structure, magnitude, and objectives of Canada's tariff policy. No longer used primarily as a source of revenue for the government, tariffs on imported goods assumed a role as protector of Canadian industry against the encroachment of foreign imports on the Canadian market.In this detailed account of events leading up to the adoption of the National Policy, Ben Forster explores a wide range of political and economic forces and races their influence on successive Liberal and Conservative governments. He examines the pamphlet literature of the protectionists, the private corespondence of political leaders and protectionists, the public press of the day, and legislative journals and other public documents. He weaves the threads of various interests - business, industry, agriculture, and government - into a comprehensive account of the growth of protectionist feeling in Canada.Forster's analysis illuminates a critical chapter in Canadian political history, one with implications for current discussions on import "as, industrial policy, and free trade.

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