POLI 243 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Arms Race, Free Trade, Comparative Advantage

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The Reciprocity Election of 1911
Laurier's defeat leaves Canada divided
March 9, 2016
[Election of 1911]
Laurier losses to Borden who is then in office during WWI
o Borden's reaction to WWI separates Canadians (especially Quebecois and how
they see the confederation)
o Conscription
Laurier and Liberals win in 1896
o Known for compromise
o Francophone, catholic prime minister
o Represents someone from that background can win popularity
Religious respect
French in Canada
o Well-known, experienced, well-respected
o Security arrangement Britain invited Laurier to discuss greater provision of
defense of the British empire
Laurier compromises greater defense for more independence
Consequences of 1911 election
o Borden conservative wins election in 1911 not out of popularity, but on debate
over protection
o Security policy: Borden does not have broad support, does not compromise (look
forward to WWI, sees himself and the country as a part of UK)
Conscription- Britain demands more men for the front and Borden sends
Canadian men
Union government around conscription laurier refuses
US election of 1912 Wilson wins
o Decision to join WWI
o Decision not to join the League of Nations after WWI (Congress)
o Division among Bull-moose (Theodore Roosevelt who was a progressive) and
Republican Taft (1908-1912) -- split republican vote
Ramifications in both countries not well understood
o Poor political-economic analyses
Laurier loses over trade deal (reciprocity), how can we explain these results
[The Liberals Reinterpret the National Policy]
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Republican taft (1908-1912) -- split republican vote: ramifications in both countries not well understood, poor political-economic analyses, laurier loses over trade deal (reciprocity), how can we explain these results. [economic development under the liberals: prairies settled, railroads developed, combination expands wheat output and exports of wheat, comparative advantage in land -- wheat production. [why reciprocity was appealing: us makes the offer in late 1910 (taft administration) -- negotiating borders, reciprocal trade agreement on canadian and us goods, reduce prices on agricultural goods (us and canadians lower rates on wheat, Tories: ontario businessmen (upper class/ urban interests) announce opposition affected by reduction in rates on agricultural equipment, support national policy and the. Tories: owners of cpr and other railroads (east to west) oppose reciprocity, sifton (good for western farmers, but bad for business) is against it, unholy alliance formed between tories and nationalistes (henri bourrassa and.

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