Toryism, Classical Liberalism, and Capitalism: The Politics of Taxation and the Struggle for Canadian Confederation

@article{Smith2008ToryismCL,
  title={Toryism, Classical Liberalism, and Capitalism: The Politics of Taxation and the Struggle for Canadian Confederation},
  author={A. Smith},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={89},
  pages={1 - 25}
}
  • A. Smith
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • The Canadian Historical Review
Within the four original Canadian provinces, the politics of taxation were a central issue in the struggle to form Confederation, as they were in Newfoundland, the tax-adverse colony that rejected it. For many participants in the Confederation debate, the key issue was the optimal size of the state as a proportion of total economic activity. Janet Ajzenstat, Peter J. Smith, and Ian McKay have argued that Confederation represented a victory for the ideology of liberal individualism that… Expand
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