The Colonial Conference II. Reciprocal Preference (July 1902)
The Colonial Premiers were as positive in their approach to the problems of commercial relations as they had been negative to those of Imperial Defence. This time, it was the Imperial Government which was on the defensive, while the same Canadian Ministers who had refused to contribute a penny towards the Royal Navy were the head and front of the Colonial initiative. The course which they pressed upon the Imperial Government was that of reciprocal fiscal preferences between the Colonies and the United Kingdom.
KeywordsFree Trade Preferential Trade Free List Foreign Import Commercial Relation
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