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Newspaper article International New York Times

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Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: Newspapers in Montreal oppose the fiscal union between Britain and its colonies in 1891; moderates offer a plan for Vietnam in 1966.

1891 Objecting to Fiscal Union

PARIS According to a telegram from Montreal, the papers there object to Colonel Howard Vincent's suggestions at Ottawa of a scheme of fiscal union between Great Britain and her colonies, on the ground that the Imperial relations with the United States would destroy the chance of reciprocity with that country. The Herald is also in opposition to the scheme. It says "Colonel Vincent's animus against the United States is very marked, and Canada is indisposed to be drawn further in antagonism with her nearest neighbor, with whom her trade, despite the tariff, is as large as with Great Britain, aggregating 45 per cent, of her entire foreign commerce. …

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