Chapter 12 Sir John A Macdonald and the Introduction of Canada_s National Policy

Chapter 12 Sir John A Macdonald and the Introduction of Canada_s National Policy

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Chapter 12 Sir John A Macdonald and the Introduction of Canada’s National Policy 1870s, freer trade internationally because of the Cobden- Chevalier Treaty, major economies had liberal trade policies openness to trade wasn’t also accepted, it increased productivity which flooded the market and lowered prices 1878 Tories won because of protectionist ideas (National Policy) o wanted tariffs, offered to compensate groups hurt by protections o Canadian Pacific Railroad was a large part of National Policy o another policy covered immigration and settlement of the western regions The System-Level: What Choices did Canada Have? system created the move toward protectionism o there was an economic downturn in the 1870s o US decisions shaped Canadian options international arrangements governing trade was important o after Cobden-Chevalier Treaty, there weren’t rules of trade states thought that they could defect first and get the benefits of having a protected economy while
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course POLI 243 taught by Professor Markbrawley during the Spring '09 term at McGill.

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Chapter 12 Sir John A Macdonald and the Introduction of Canada_s National Policy

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