Commercial Union

Complete and entire free trade with the United

States, first proposed by Ira Gould, before Montreal Board of Trade,

February, 1852. (See Montreal Gazette, Feb. 18-22, 1852.) The

question was repeatedly discussed in succeeding years, down to 1890, in

and out of Parliament, and for a time was adopted by the Liberal party

as a trade policy, but abandoned before they came into power in 1896.