Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 2nd Revised ed. edition (April 1, 1980)
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by the point of Confederation Ontario’s fiscal lead over Quebec have been good confirmed. John McCallum exhibits that the origins of this lead had little to do with the conservatism of the habitants and the church in Quebec, little to do with any anti-industrial bias of the Montreal retailers, and not anything to do with Confederation. quite the origins lay within the wealth supplied by way of Ontario’s more advantageous agricultural land.During a lot of the 1st a part of the 19th century Ontario farmers have been extra really expert in wheat-growing than the twentieth-century farmers of Saskatchewan, and whilst the industry stipulations replaced within the 1860s the province used to be in a position to use the capital derived from wheat to shift to different traces of construction. The Quebec farmers, missing either the virgin land of Ontario and the becoming markets of the northeastern usa, have been not able to discover ecocnomic substitutes for wheat. for that reason, the money source of revenue of the typical Ontario farmer used to be not less than triple that of his Quebec opposite numbers within the years ahead of Confederation, and this huge, immense distinction had profound results on monetary improvement in different sectors of the economy.In Ontario the expansion of cities, transportation amenities, and was once inextricably associated with the province’s powerful agricultural base. In Quebec little improvement happened outdoor Montreal and Quebec urban. Montreal industrialists did have numerous benefits; but Quebec couldn't probably take in the province’s surplus farm inhabitants. Ontario’s wheat growth supplied the capital which accepted Ontario to conform within the vintage type; certainly, Ontario wheat could be a infrequent example of a staple whose surplus was once retained within the generating area.John McCallum’s analytical and historic account of financial styles that persist at the present time makes a superb and unique contribution to Canadian fiscal heritage.