McKinnon, John S.
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The success of the British Empire Exhibition. The participation and effect of that participation, of the Princes of Wales and the Royal Family. The origins of the Exhibition. Special buildings erected by the different countries for their exhibits. A detailed description of the Exhibition grounds and buildings, and the contents of some of the buildings. The Canadian Building and what went into it. Numbers of people who attended the Exhibition. Results of the Exhibition in terms of trade. Taking pride in our Canadian National Exhibition, and what it is doing for our country and the City of Toronto. A description and brief discussion of the British Empire; of what it consists and means. Some of the factors which keep the Empire together. A table which gives a summary of the external trade of 33 important countries fore the fiscal year 1924-25, with eight British countries representing 37.5 per cent of the total 33 important countries of the world. Figures which shoe the total external trade of these countries for 1925. These tables and figures are used to made several points with regard to trade between Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Factors in the promotion of Empire trade. The question of customs tariffs as they affect Empire trade. Canada's industrial development as illustrated in the British Empire Exhibition. The issue of unemployment insurance. Ways in which the "dole" affects Canada in terms of immigration. The extraordinary interest in Canada by the people of the British Isles. The strong sentiment in the British Isles in favour of purchasing Empire products, arising from the British Empire Exhibition.