Canada and the American Tariff

Archive Report

The tariff revision now in progress at Washington has aroused almost as much interest and controversy in Canada as in the United States. Farmers across the northern border look upon the United States as one of their leading markets, and the fact that the Hawley—Smoot bill will be dedicated primarily to the relief of American agriculture makes it appear to Canadians to hold a special threat to their trade interests. Canadian newspapers have carried full reports from Washington on House and Senate tariff proceedings, their cartoonists have portrayed Uncle Sam in various attitudes of refusal to buy from Canada, political speakers have severely criticised American tariff policy, and in general there has been wide speculation throughout the Dominion as to the sort of bill ...

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