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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Mar 15, 2010 - Political Science - 64 pages
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Excerpt: ... BRIEF Resolved; That the United States and Canada should jointly improve the St. Lawrence River between Lake Ontario and Montreal far navigation and power, in accordance with the recommendation of the International Joint Commission. Aff1rmative I. There is great need of the proposed waterway. A. The immediate, need of the west is for better transportation. 1. It is under an economic handicap. 2. Its growth is retarded. B. Waterway development is desirable for transportation I relief. 1. It would relieve car shortage. 2. Would regulate rates. 3. Every transportation facility is needed.;, .... C. The proposed waterway is the best route. 1. It is already a practicable traffic route. 2. The proposed development would be feasible. 3. It would give the maximum of efficiency in use. 4. It is the shortest route to European ports. D. It has strong support. II. The proposed waterway is desirable for other reasons. A. It would bring the seaboard to the interior. 1. Make inland seaports. 2. Bring the markets of the world within reach. 3. Promote commerce. B. It would aid the agricultural and industrial development of the west. 1. Encourage production. 2. Would balance the benefit given the rest of the country by the opening of the Panama Canal. C. Power development would be beneficial. 1. It would help the industries of New York and New England. 2. Would conserve coal., > D. It would be sound national policy. 1. Would promote national pride and progress. 2. Would be a link in a waterway to the Gulf of Mexico. 3. The unused facilities of this important route should be placed at the disposal of the people. E. It will not injure existing routes. 1. It would cooperate with the railroads. 2. The Barge Canal would be needed for local traffic. 3. The port of New York would continue to be t...
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