The Canadian Commonwealth

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1915 - Canada - 343 pages
 

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Page 281 - I know thy works that thou art neither hot nor cold. So then because thou art lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Page 146 - Australia doctrine,' says one Australian writer, ' is based on the necessity for choosing between national existence and suicide.' Another says, 'Australians of all classes and political affiliations regard the [exclusion] policy much as Americans regard the Constitution.' ' Take down the barriers on the Pacific Coast, and there would be ten million Hindus in Canada in ten years.
Page 4 - Worship of wealth and envy of material success have almost no part in Canadian life," but the same writer cannot be excused when she says that "... the ultra-English Loyalists trekked in thosands across the boundary to what are now Montreal and Toronto and Cobourg. " These remarks which appear in the beginning of a new book on Canada make one look with suspicion upon what follows. Adverse...
Page 140 - It was clearly recognized in regard to emigration from India to Canada that the native of India is not a person suited to this country, that, accustomed as many of them are to the conditions of a tropical climate, and possessing manners and customs so unlike those of our own people, their inability to readily adapt themselves to surroundings entirely different could not do other than entail an amount of privation and suffering which...
Page 154 - Dare not to say this is only a matter of opinion ; it is not a matter of opinion ; it is a matter of...
Page 228 - The royalists he condemned but did not punish. Both sides poured charges against Durham into the office of the Colonial Secretary in England. Durham died of a broken heart, but his report laid the foundation of England's future colonial policy. II By the British North America Act of 1867, passed by the Imperial Parliament, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick came into the Union. Later Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia joined. Up to the present...
Page 230 - Commoner may represent a district in which he does not reside, and, on the whole, this is more of an advantage than a disadvantage.
Page 80 - ... Canada that American capital establish big paper mills in Quebec, why is it not good for Canada to have free ingress for her paper-mill products to American markets? The same of the British Columbia shingle industry, of copper ores, of wheat and flour products? If it is good for the Canadian producer to buy in the cheapest market and to sell in the highest, why was reciprocity rejected? Implements for the farm south of the border are twenty-five per cent. cheaper than in the Canadian Northwest....
Page 333 - She has a fanatical patriotism; but it is not yet vocal in art, or literature ; and it is — do not mistake it — loyalty to an ideal, not to a dynasty, nor to a country. She loves Britain because Britain stands for that ideal. Stand back from all these facts! They may be slow-moving ponderous facts. They may be contradictory and inconsistent. What that moves ever is consistent? But like a fleet tacking to sea, though the course shift and veer, it is ever forward. Forward whither — do you ask...

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