The Canadian Iron and Steel Industry: A Study in the Economic History of a Protected Industry

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915 - Iron industry and trade - 376 pages

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Contents

CHAPTER I
3
The lateness of Canadian industrial development
4
The French regime
5
The provincial period
6
The first period of Confederation
13
Prosperity in the twentieth century
16
The iron and steel industry
18
Natural Resources of the Canadian Iron and Steel Industry 1 General factors influencing the availability of natural re sources
20
The growth of Scotia Ill 4 The revival in Ontario
114
Unsuccessful attempts
115
The rolling mill and finishing industry
120
a conclusion
124
Summary
127
CHAPTER VH The General History of the Tariff and Bounty System 1 The situation in 1896
131
The Tariff Revision of 1897
132
The Bounty Act of 1897
139

The cost of mining
21
The character of the ore itself
23
Canadian resources in general
25
Favorable conditions of the Nova Scotia industry
27
The ores of New Brunswick and Newfoundland
29
Natural resources of Quebec
30
Ontarios vast deposits of iron ores
31
The coal problem
34
British Columbias iron ore and coal deposits
35
The impossibility of estimating Canadas resources
36
PART TWO The Ibon Industry of Canada prior to the Adoption of the National Policy in 1879
39
The History of the Industry 1 The tardy development of the industry
41
First attempts in Ontario
49
The iron industry of the Maritime Provinces
55
The manufacture of finished products
59
A summary of progress
63
CHAPTER IV
64
The influence of iron ores
68
The supply of fuel
70
Transportation facilities
71
Labor and management
72
Lack of capital
73
The limited market
74
A summary and conclusion
77
PART THREE The Canadian Iron and Steel Industry
81
to 1897
83
The tariff and bounties from 1879 to 1887
84
The revision of 1887 changes up to 1894
86
The tariff and bounties of 1894
88
Provincial and municipal largesse
89
Arguments for protection
90
The tariff and prices
91
Specific vernu ad valorem duties
96
The tariff and importation of iron and steel goods
97
10 Opposition to duties on pig iron bar iron and scrap iron
98
The bounty system its genesis and effects
102
A summary
104
CHAPTER VI
106
Success in Quebec
108
The Tariff Revision of 1906
145
The Bounty Act of 1906
147
The passing of the bounty system
153
The bounty system an estimate and conclusion
154
Tariff revision since 1906
160
Various Features of Tariff and Bounty Legislation 1 The British preference
162
The drawback system
167
Municipal subsidies and Tax exemption
170
Provincial Assistance
172
The Railway Act
173
The Clergue rail contract
174
The steel rail duty
179
The dumping clause
182
The amount of protection granted
187
CHAPTER IX
190
A general statistical statement of progress
191
The Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company
194
The steel industry at Sydney the Dominion Iron and Steel Company
200
The Sault Ste Marie industries the Lake Superior Corpora tion
212
The Hamilton steel plant and allied interests the Steel Com pany of Canada
219
The Drummond interest the Canada Iron Corporation
222
The Canadian Steel Foundries at Welland and Montreal
227
MacKenzie and Mann interests the Atikokan Iron Company
228
The Deseronto charcoal furnace the Standard Iron Com pany
231
Ferroproducts and the electric steel industry
232
British Columbia operations and prospects
234
The United States Steel Corporation
235
Miscellaneous enterprises
236
A survey of progress
241
CHAPTER X
244
Combination of competing companies the Steel Company of Canada
249
Integration of industry the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company
254
CHAPTER XI
287
Other conditions
297
CHAPTER XII
308
The end of the bounties
317
A The tatistical progress of Canada estimated population miles
325
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