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The Economic Development of Canada

1st Edition

By Richard Pomfret

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF CANADA: R POMFRET:

Contents

Preface, vii

Chapter 1: Introduction, 1

Chapter 2: Economic Development prior to 1850, 7

1. The Early Staples, 7

2. Colonial Rivalries, 13

3. American independence, 17

4. The Aftermath of 1783, 20

5. The Timber Trade, 24

6. The Struggle for the Second Empire of the St. Lawrence, 26

Appendix: Meanwhile in the West, 28

Chapter 3: Alternative Approaches to Canadian Economic Development, 33

1. The Staple Theory, 33

2. A Marxian Approach, 39

3. Rostow’s "Stages of Economic Growth," 41

4. Other Approaches, 44

5. Conclusions, 46

Chapter 4: The Statistical Evidence on Canadian Economic Growth, 47

1. The Quality of Canadian Census Data, 47

2. Population, 49

3. Output, 53

4. Capital Formation, 56

5. Other Data, 59

6. Testing Theories of Canadian Economic Development, 62

Appendix: The "Sources of Growth" in Canada, 65

Chapter 5: Government Policy, 68

1. Commercial Policy, 68

2. Railway Policy, 94

3. Land Policy, 111

4. The Government’s Development Strategy: An Overview, 119

Chapter 6: The Industrialization of Central Canada, 1850–1914, 122

1. The Beginnings of Modern Industry, 122

2. Two Manufacturing Industries of the 1560s, 125

3. The 1879 Tariff and Industrial Development, 132

4. Industrial Concentration and Combines Policy, 135

5. Direct Foreign Investment, 140

6. The Naylor Thesis, 142

7. Conclusions, 145

Chapter 7: The Prairie Wheat Economy, 147

1. Chronology, 147

2. The Farmers versus Monopoly Power, 149

3. The Marketing of Wheat, 152

4. Farm Credit, 155

Appendix: The Wheat Boom’s Contribution to Economic Growth, 157

Chapter 8: The Financial System, 165

1. Early Financial Problems, 165

2. Free Banking versus Chartered Banks, 170

3. The Decline and Rise of the Chartered Banks, 172

4. Central Banking, 176

5. Conclusions, 177

Chapter 9: Business Cycles, 179

1. Course of the Business Cycle and its Domestic Causes, 179

2. Relation to Other Countries’ Business Cycles, 181

3. The Depression of the 1930s, 183

Chapter 10: Regional Variations in Economic Development, 189

1. Changing Patterns of Regional Leadership, 159

2. The Location of Industry, 192

3. The Development of Metropolitan Centres, 196

Chapter 11: Conclusions, 200

Bibliography, 203

Index, 211

List of Maps

Map 1. Canada, 1873, 6

Map 2. North America, 1713 15

Map 3. Quebec, 1774, 20

Map 4. British North America, 1783–1825, 22

Map 5. British Columbia in the Early 1860s, 31

Map 6. Railways in Canada before 1867, 98

Map 7. Montreal and Rail Routes to the Sea, 103

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History