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J. CASTELL HOPKINS, F.S.S.
Editor of “ Canada : an Encyclopædia of tbe Country,” in six volumes
GEORGE N. MORANG & COMPANY, LIMITED
Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year
1902, by GEORGE N. MORANG & COMPANY, Limited, at the Department of Agriculture.
The object of this work is two-fold. It is intended to afford to the Canadian people from year to year a record of the principal events connected with the history and development of the Dominion, and to convey to the peoples of the British Empire and the United States, a summary of current progress in a country now steadily growing in national importance.
The plan of the work differs from that of Annual publications in other countries as the record has been made both statistical and historical in character. By means of quotations from current speeches and press opinions it affords a clear view of existing conditions from year to year in the Dominion. The Editor has sought to be absolutely impartial in political matters, dealing with all really important subjects and eliminating trivial and unimportant details. This has been no easy task and experience will, no doubt, in some cases point out new methods of future treatment.
The Publishers believe that there will be found sufficient valuable information in this first volume to commend it to a place in public approval and the project itself to a permanent place in public appreciation. They also feel that the volume specially appeals to all those, at home or abroad, who require ready information upon that most difficult of subjects—the history and statistics of the immediate past in a period of rapid national development.