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Department
History
Course
HIS2363
Professor
Christian Champion
Semester
Fall

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November 27  Lecture 1939 american visit represents a new phase for Canada 1935: 1  time since 1866; reciprocity  end of tariff protection that each side had attempted to use This is real cause of depression Decreased flow; because of protection Bennet: Canada would smash its way into foreign markets But, not much came of this 5 years into depression; return into economic sanity had 1  attempted to increase trade with Britain Canadians and Brits had a hard time agreeing Trade from… Economic boom; trade is the way to enrich everyone Roots of this are in the 30s Important because: origin of the tory critique since 1930s Rooted in idea that free trade between Canada and US  Can never be in Canada’s interest Smaller scale and system= Disadvantage Has become a red critique (new left) Sense: 2 way US would come to dominate Direct investment­ buy and takeover Can. Companies (take economic power out of Canadian’s hands) More open trade­ undermines Canadian production Canadians are exposed to consumerism; temptations of American colony George Grant Critique: St. Laurent and Pearson: sold Canada out to United States ^^^Trend of “North Americanization”  1871 population: 3.7 million ppl Canadian born 84% Other brit born 14% Foreign born 3% 1931 pop: 10.4 million can born 50% other brit born 25% foreign born 25% Nation of immigrants did not begin in the 1970s; in the 30s 1939 pop est. 11..3?? Rural divide in population 1871: 80/20 rural/urban 1931: 46/54 rural/urban major change in lifestyle Royal Comission on  “Royal­Sirois Commission” st 1  premier’s conf: didstot have PM attend; was a protest against him  1906: Laurier is the 1  PM to attend conference After, all followed suite Fed­prov. relations in general Can constitution be amended? At Canada’s request Issue
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