Budget Speech ... by the Minister of Finance, Canada, Delivered in the House of Commons ...

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1867
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Sivu 2 - At every stage in the growth of that debt the nation has set up the same cry of anguish and despair. At every stage in the growth of that debt it has been seriously asserted by wise men that bankruptcy and ruin were at hand. Yet still the debt went on growing; and still bankruptcy and ruin were as remote as ever.
Sivu 1 - ... the policy of the majority of this House — I mean the protection of the industries of the country — the magnitude of the undertaking will be the better appreciated. Sir, we have invited gentlemen from all parts of the Dominion and representing all interests in the Dominion to assist us in the re-adjustment of the tariff, because we did not feel — though perhaps we possess an average intelligence in ordinary government matters — we did not feel that we knew everything. We did not feel...
Sivu 13 - Spirits, or strong waters, not being sweetened or mixed with any article, so that the degree of strength thereof cannot be ascertained by Sykes...
Sivu 13 - ... made up or manufactured, wholly or in part, by the tailor, seamstress, or manufacturer, and not otherwise provided for in this Act, fifty per centum ad valorem...
Sivu 2 - ... millions. Soon however the wars which sprang from the French Revolution, and which far exceeded in cost any that the world had ever seen, tasked the powers of public credit to the utmost. When the world was again at rest the funded debt of England amounted to eight hundred millions. If the most enlightened man had been told, in 1792, that, in...
Sivu 26 - For fifteen years now the experiment of "Protection to home industry " has been tried in the United States on the largest scale, and under the most favourable circumstances for success that the world has ever seen ; and under its influence the domestic industry of the country, to use a slang expression, " has been getting no better very fast.
Sivu 2 - Addison's valetudinarian, who continued to whimper that he was dying of consumption till he became so fat that he was shamed into silence, she went on complaining that she was sunk in poverty till her wealth showed itself by tokens which made her complaints ridiculous. The beggared, the bankrupt, society not only proved able to meet all its obligations, but, while meeting those obligations, grew richer and richer so fast that the growth could almost be discerned by the eye.
Sivu 5 - ... to this effect: That, as to articles named, which are the natural products of the country, including lumber, if the United States take off the duties in part or in whole, we are prepared to meet them with equal concessions. The Government believe in a reciprocity tariff, yet may discuss Free-trade or Protection, but the question of to-day is - Shall we have a reciprocity tariff, or a one-sided tariff? The Government propose to do more. We had not been long the advisers of His Excellency before...
Sivu 19 - Chair, but that this House is of the opinion that the welfare of Canada requires the adoption of a National Policy, which, by a judicious readjustment of the Tariff, will benefit and foster the agricultural, the mining, the manufacturing and other interests of the Dominion...
Sivu 4 - States itris well understood that that country lost a large portion of its export trade, and its manufacturing industries were to a certain extent paralyzed ; and it was only about 1872 or 1873 that they really commenced to restore their manufacturing industries, and endeavoured to find an extended market elsewhere for the manufactures of their country. Lying as we do alongside that great country, we were looked upon as a desirable market for their surplus products, and our American neighbours, always...

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