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Attempting to enlighten the audience of business men on the question of relations with the United States. Some key historical events which have shaped the relationship. The Dingley Bill; expectations of the Bill and what really happened. Characteristics of the negotiations that have taken place between Canada and the United States from the close of the Treaty in 1866 down to the present time. Canada's own prospering. Sir Wilfrid Laurier's statement with regard to negotiations with Washington. Canada's stand not to forego her rights and her interests as a Dominion in order to meet any demand made by the U.S. Some comparisons of development between the two countries, with dollar figures. Canada, aiming at a development along the lines that she has already done so. Keeping our trade largely for ourselves within the Empire. An examination of products of import and export between Canada and the U.S. The rapidly developing northwestern Canada. Monies spent for such development; the right in return to have the advantage of the Western trade if we can comply with and fulfill their requirements on as reasonable terms as any other people. Educating the people of the West into a feeling that we should above all things cultivate an interprovincial trade, and let each section help the other. The five lines upon which we must develop as a country: agriculture, manufacturing, lumbering, fishing, and mining. Adjusting the tariff. A look at our taxation. Our indebtedness to England. Our duty to contribute to the British navy. Hopes for the Colonial Conference to take place in April next to bring about a better conditions of things within the Empire. The need and desirability of coming closer together on trade lines within the Empire.