Canadian Sentiment for Canada, the Republic, and Great Britain : An Address (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Canadian Sentiment for Canada, the Republic, and Great Britain: An Address How. It may asked. Can one entertain that noble vision and yet be Opposed to political union of the Dominion and the Republic? Because political union is not necessary to its realization. Nothing more is necessary than a fair degree of commercial union, with an agreement for arbitrating all disputes. Complete commercial union is not neces sary, bill only a large measure of reciprocity. And that permanently assured. The essential thing that John Bright had in mind was an arrangement for securing peace from the pole to the gulf. That is the paramount interest of Canada. It is the paramount interest of the Re public. It is the paramount interest of Mexico, as President Diaz em phasized the other day in declaring that all American countries should support the Monroe doctrine. And be ready to back it up against out siders. The Monroe doctrine's main purpose is to secure peace in America. And prevent the rise of such militarism as curses Europe. That doctrine should be as dear to Canada as to either of the American republics. Perfect freedom to support it, freedom to aid in securing such peace to all America as John Bright's noble spirit desired. Could be attained by Canada independent, and in a permanent league of trade with the States. It is conceivable that it might be attainable by Gan ada in imperial Federation of a more limited sort than is commonly sketched. But would it, not be very unwise for Canada, whose paramount interest is peace with the Republic, to enter into an imperial Federation before the United States should have clearly indicated a mind to enter into a sort of outside partnership with the whole con geries of other countries controlled by English-speaking men? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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