Canada To-day (Google eBook)

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T.F. Unwin, 1906 - Canada - 143 pages
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Page 102 - I conceive it to be, is that so long as Canada remains a dependency of the British Crown the present powers that we have are not sufficient for the maintenance of our rights. It is important that we should ask the British Parliament for more extensive powers, so that if ever we have to deal with matters of a similar nature again we shall deal with them in our own way, in our own fashion, according to the best light that we have.
Page 3 - Now all this is changed: the poor relation has come into her fortune, a single decade has swept away all her diffidence, and has replaced it by a spirit of boundless confidence and booming enterprise.
Page 101 - If Canada wished to have biennial, instead of annual Parliaments, she could not so enact. If she wanted to take her census every twelve years instead of ten, she would be powerless to make the change. If the Maritime Provinces wished to unite and become one Province, they would be advised that it was impossible. If Canada desired to increase the membership of her Senate, or to decrease the qualifications for it, or even to change the quorum of the House of Commons, her power would be found to be...
Page 47 - ... of this Protective serpent, is a great question for the future. It arouses little interest at present. When the workers of Canada wake up they will find that Protection is only one among the several economic fangs fastened in their " corpus vile " by the little group of railroad men, bankers, lumber men, and manufacturing monopolists who own their country.
Page 65 - We may differ in detail, but I think I am justified in saying . . . that practically the two great political parties in Canada are a unit to-day in favour of the principle of preferential trade.
Page 28 - It is a purely business town, a thing of stores and banks and meagre wooden houses, with no public buildings of account. . . . The stranger is amazed at the profusion of solid banking houses; it would almost seem as if the inhabitants must be a race of financiers, concerned purely with money and stocks and shares.
Page ii - Cr. 8vo, cloth. 6/GEEN. What I have Seen while Fishing, and How I Have Caught my Fish. By Philip Geen, for twenty-seven years President of the London Anglers
Page 8 - coming of the west", the wonderful transformation of the Mississippi Valley into a rich and populous civilisation within two generations, is ripe for repetition farther north. It is, in fact, the natural drive of American civilisation, following the line of least resistance. THE STATE AND THE GOOD LIFE 131. WILLIAM MULOCK INTRODUCES TWO MEASURES CONCERNING LABOUR. (House of Commons Debates, June 27, 1900, p. 8399.) One of the objects of this Bill is, by the aid of boards of conciliation, to promote...
Page 84 - Mavor s important argument is that ' Very great improvements in the productive power of the country, and a very considerable increase in the effective population, as well as a more exclusive regard to wheat cultivation, would have to take place before the North- West could be regarded as being in a position to be relied upon as producing for export to Great Britain a quantity of wheat nearly sufficient for the growing requirements of that country.
Page 46 - ... co-operating with the growing financial needs of a Government which dare not risk unpopularity by proposals of direct taxation, seems likely to prevail here as in other new countries : the democracy of Canada may prove as unable to safeguard the true interests of the body of consumers as in the United States. At any rate it is evident that Canada is going through a long era of Protection, moulded in the usual fashion by industrial greed and political cowardice. Whether the tillers of the soil...

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