The Season-Ticket

The Season-Ticket


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The Season-Ticket by Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The Season-Ticket, published in 1860, is made up of a series of articles previously contributed during 1859 and 1860 to the Dublin University Magazine.

Its quality of interest lies in its major purpose: the programme of a thorough going British imperialist who advocates "a three-fold policy for developing intercommunication between the motherland and the colonies." In this work, Haliburton proposed that Great Britain subsidize transatlantic steamers between its ports and the colonies, complete the Intercolonial Railway and continue it to Lake Superior, and provide a "safe, easy, and expeditious route to Fraser's River on the Pacific." Haliburton further argues for the substitution of a permanent colonial council of appointees from the colonies in place of the Colonial Office, and he raises the possibility of colonial representation in the British parliament.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781487591311
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865) was a politician, judge, and author who lived in the British Colony of Nova Scotia. He was the first international best-selling author from what is now Canada and played a significant role in the history of Nova Scotia prior to its entry into Confederation.

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