Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886; Canada Its History, Productions and Natural Resources

Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886; Canada Its History, Productions and Natural Resources

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... failures in Canada averaged $26,630,000 a year. In 1880 the new fiscal policy went into full force in Canada. During the six years ended 31st of December, 1885, the average amount of yearly liabilities of insolvents was only $10,900,000, notwithstanding the fact that the last two years were years of great depression in the United States. The failures in 1884 covered liabilities of but $8,743,049. The following analysis will show the commercial relations of Canada with Great Britain and other countries during the last-decade: --"Under the new tariff Canada has broadened the area from-which she draws her supplies. During the four years, 1816-19, she obtained but.6,65 per cent. of her imports from countries out-side of Great Britain and the United States. During the period 1880-85, the average of her imports from courrtries other than the two named was 12.40. At the same time the percentage of total imports from Great Britain has increased during the period 1880-85, and that of total imports from the United States decreased. It may therefore be said generally that the effect of the new tariff has been to decrease Canadian imports from the United States by about 9 per cent., and to distribute that amount between Great Britain and "other countries." New tariff in force. The proportions of dutiable and free goods imported by Canada from Great Britain and the United States of America are as follow: --Two results which have followed the adoption of the present-tariff are expressed in the above table. First, the dutiable goods from Great Britain have decreased, while the goods admitted free-of duty have increased. Second, the dutiable goods imported from the "United States have increased twenty per cent., while the goods admitted free...
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