Lawrence, Sir Joseph
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Delivered in reply to certain speeches by Sir Alfred Mond, Bart., M.P.
Comments with regard to Sir Alfred Mond's mission to Canada. A review of Sir Mond's comments. The speaker's belief about Sir Mond's purpose with regard to electioneering. The spirit of Cobdenism. What Cobden said about Canada in 1842 and 1865. The speaker's opinion that it is for the interest of both the Canadians and the English that "we should as speedily as possible sever the political thread by which we are as communities connected, and leave the individuals on both sides to cultivate the relations of commerce and friendly intercourse, as with other nations." A word or two as to the misrepresentation of principles of the tariff reformers by Sir Alfred Mond. An explanation of the policy of the tariff reformers in Mr. Chamberlain's own words. Free imports, or free trade as a ghastly failure. Cobden predictions which did not come true. England's situation with regard to industry. Some false statements and the speaker's response to them. Figures with regard to exports, cotton, shipping, and capital. The policy of the tariff reformers to find out that which will best bind the Colonies closer and closer together into one family; a policy calculated to bring blessing upon all those countries that embrace it. The desire to have within our Empire the principles of commercial exchange, to the benefit of each respective part of that Empire.