CAMPAIGN OF 1911 AGAINST RECIPROCITY WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Toronto: Canadian National League, [1911?]. Octavo. Publisher's brown alligator skin pattern cloth gilt lettered on front cover. A bound collection of pamphlets issued by the League, including the title pamplet, "Reciprocity with the United States. Canadian Nationality, British Connection and Fiscal Independence" [original brown card covers present], "Speech Delivered by Hon. Clifford Sifton on Reciprocity", "The Road to Washington", "An Appeal to the British-Born", "Home Market and Farm", "Tariff Relations with Great Britain and the United States. Proposed Reciprocity Agreement Between Canada and the United States. Tariff Schedules", and a few other speeches and letters. White label residue to lower spine; small tears to bottom edge of last two leaves from careless opening; else fine. Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier, leader of the Liberal Party and the first French-Canadian Prime Minister, favoured free trade with the United States, and the party lost the 1911 election on this issue to the Tories. Much later in the century Tory Prime Minister Brian Mulroney signed a free trade agreement with the USA.