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Department
History
Course
HIST 1253
Professor
Charles Baxter
Semester
Winter

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Building the Transcontinental Railroad January 30 th Macdonald’s Return o Macdonald’s enduring popularity, even after defeat in late 1873 o Conservatives win the federal election of 1878 defeating Liberals under Alexander Mackenzie o Macdonald sets out to implement his national policy The “National Policy” o A program of national development o Three main aspects - High tariff on imported manufactured goods (also known as “The National Policy”) - Construction of a transcontinental railroad - Settlement of the West, mainly through immigration o The goal of creating a strong east-west economy o What did this “national policy” mean for Canada, what was its effect? Establishing the CPR o The Canadian Pacific Railway was incorporated on February 16 1881 o Leading officials included George Stephen
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