Canadian business stereotypes
commerce vs industry?
absence of Schumpeterian innovation?
reliance on government due to high uncertainty environment?
monopoly vs. competition
foreign-ownership and control
Both Bliss and Taylor/Baskerville
The French Period
After the discovery by the French of a vast supply of furs, the
spread of the fashion for beaver hats, and the demands of
the Indians for iron and gunpowder, the fur-trade pushed up
the valley of the St. Lawrence, where there was freedom
The Post War Period
The period of rapid expansion which ended in 1914 was followed by a
recession at the beginning of the World War, increased economic
activity to meet war demands, a short post-war slump, the boom of
the twenties, and the depression of t
The Age of Steam and Iron
The coming of an age of steam and iron brought
serious changes to the St. Lawrence basin. Canals
had been provided by 1850, but they were already
outdated by competing railway lines in the United
States, and iron ships were neede
The Early British Period .
After the expulsion of the Acadians and the Treaty of Paris, New England colonists
entered Nova Scotia and extended the fishery to Cape Breton , the gulf of St. Lawrence,
and Labrador . Jersey islanders established fishing stati
Confederation emerged as a solution to the financial problems of the
St. Lawrence, the Maritimes, and the Pacific coast, and implied
construction of the Intercolonial Railway to the Maritimes and of the
Canadian Pacific Railway to the coast.
A licensing agreement gives a company permission to use
a product, service, brand name or patent in exchange for a
fee or royalty. Often the license is applicable only in a
specific region. For examples, Virgin Mobile, a British
In 1497 the English explorer John Cabot sailed through the waters
off the coast of Newfoundland and was astounded at the incredible
number of cod which surrounded his ship the Mathew. They had
only to lower baskets into the ocean and let