Will Canada Join the U.S.A.?

Stokes, William
April 1939
New Republic;4/12/39, Vol. 98 Issue 1271, p273
Explores the possibilities of unification of Canada with the U.S. on the political and economic front, in the wake of weakening influence of Great Britain, and discusses the implications thereof. Vulnerability of the economy of Great Britain; Impact of the American Revolution over Great Britain; Importance of New York for Canada as a source of capital; Effect of development of domestic Canadian market over Great Britain; Decreasing dependence of Canada on Great Britain; Efforts of Great Britain to maintain ties with its dominions; Hostility of Canadian market towards Great Britain; Escalation of U.S. influence in the Canadian market; Dissociation of Canada with Great Britain on the political front; Significance of the Canadian visit of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Impact of the U.S. on the nature of the Canadian foreign policy; Statistical account of trade between Canada and the U.S.; Aftermath of the repeal of the Corn Laws; Account of consequences faced by Canada due to end of reciprocity with the U.S.; Limits of Canadian Confederation; View that Canadian economy is highly unstable due to its dependence on primary products; Conception that tariff or political unity with the United States would integrate Canada into a balanced economic system.


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