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FROM DETROIT TO CANADA.

CIRCUMVENTING THE BRITISH MOTOR TRAFFIC; LONDON, March 12. "When Great Britain some - months ago placed a. duty of 33£ per cent, on motor imports, the American car builder was temporarily stumped and driven back, but he lias found a way to beat the Englishman at "hiw own game," says' the New York Tribune. "It would not do the English motor-car makers much good to see how the Yankees are preparing to invade their . market from a manufacturing base m Canada." Tt is but a step from Detroit, Michigan, where three-quarters of the motorcars of the world are produced, across the water to Canada. The Americans are saying that if present plans do not miscarry, through additional legislation on the part of Great 'Britain, within a year practically every- important American manufacturer will have jn operation a- Canadian plant from which he can supply all the British possessions- with cars. "They will bo American m origin in /the* same sense which Ims caused 'the Englishman to stop, look and listen, but' they will, nevertheless, be manufactured entirely m a British colony,* . endtherefore not subject to the tariff which was created to shut off the invasion- "of- 1 low-pripes cars from, the United States." * Among the big American manufacturers,, for somo ■.■'. years . Ford has had- a Canadian plant opposite his Detroit ■establishment, -and has been assembling chassis, m this -country. He is understood to be numbered, among those -, who ai'e -quite ready, -when the time shall come, to manufacture entirely m these islands v the vehicles to be sold here^ v Naturally, the costs of this, war to thi? nation -.arc so heavy, and the way we have financed American industries of all sorts d:uring< it is so colossal and so profitable rto the New World and expensive to- our own. manufacturers, that -.if any work is to-be provided for the British: mechanic m our shops after the war we shall have- to j protect our hoftie industries ■by heavy tariffs.- which will, besides^ be the only possible. -/way.*, of. paying, interest and redemption <>n our huge war loins. Bankers, -like lawyers and politicians; can-., always, itell you what to do with money when you l ?v* it, but, m comparative, obscurity, -the. money < which they* handle and about which 'they are -so wire % is creitfld by industry and agriculture. After tbe war these are the ■ powers _ which will have to take . command • and do our govei'ning for v.5. .-. - ,- -.! In the "meantime it- will piy, American motor manufacturers to pursue, the policy -of e'stablishhig-Oanadiwv* factories to sios-e- the market m- -tho. flomin.ion itself. There are -Jn.'..Cftn'ada-to day Chalmers. Maxwell,, and "tud-v-baka:-.fac-tories, among others,-;, as' -xolh ."tv foiir makers of' lorries, -two. of trailers and onesnnd-twentv makers- 0^ parts and .•vccessorie-5. 'All these finny are de-vi*»a-tives of United.' StMes ■■toi.^ms. -

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FROM DETROIT TO CANADA., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 13983, 4 May 1916

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FROM DETROIT TO CANADA. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 13983, 4 May 1916

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