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Canadian and entirely opposed to the best interests of Canada’s nation life and welfare. This attaches on the liberal government made the front page and ten days later the liberals went down to crushing defeat and so did any notions of free trade. The Sale of the McLaughlin Motor Car Company to General Motors After First World War Ford was clearly dominating McLaughlin Buick by over 10 to one. He soon then disposes the carriage business- the future was the car. And so the McLaughlin business soon shifter to the production of motor vehicles. The renewal of Buick contract was coming up Sam approached Durant of G.M. about selling. GM’s offer was 5 times the value of the McLaughlin Company, they bought the company for 5M and he remained in charge of as the president of the new company, called GM of Canada, while his brother George served as vice-president. The Great War, Recession, and Recovery Growth in automotive production in Canada from 1914 to 1918 was impressive. First World War was not mechanized one; vehicles were used only in a minor support capacity such as ambulance. Main impact was full employment, with earnings high, more ppl could afford to buy a car, so indirect way war drove vehicle demand higher. Consequently, production increased greatly. But end of the war resulted in severe economic downturn until mid 1920s that this was reversed and recovery achieved. 1917-1918 value of Canadian manufacturing reached 650million By 1922, the automotive industry had consolidated, spurred by the post-first world war recession. Hundred of companies had disappeared either through bankruptcy or after having been bought out. However, Canadian automobile industry saw explosive growth after 1922. One consequence of the post-war recession and subsequent consolidation in the industry was that no independent Canadian auto-mobile company lasted beyond the 1920s; all production came from subsidiaries of parents based in U.S. The “big 3” Chrysler, Ford, GM would dominate the automotive industry going forward. Despite the disappearance of Canadian’ automotive firms, Canada emerged as the second-largest producer of vehicles in the world. The next stage of the industry’s growth saw the tariff reduced and the Canadian manufacturing base broadened in response to a growing outcry against higher vehicle prices in Canada compared to those enjoyed south of the border The Robb Budget of 1926 National policy was designed to protect domestic industry, the price difference on vehicles south of the border and those in Canada had become a source of contention. 1926 minister of finance James Robb, a tariff adjustment was proposed as well as a limited abolition of the excise tax. The general tariff on non-Canadian vehicles was slashed from 35% to 20% for all cars valued at less than $1,200
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The most significant proposal in the budget was the introduction of a Canadian content scheme as a novel form of protection for, and encouragement of, the expansion of Canadian parts-making companies. This scheme allowed for a 25% drawback o duties paid if at least fifty percent of the value of the completed vehicle was produced in the British empire.
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