Canada Corn Act

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The Canada Corn Act was passed in 1843 by the British Parliament and allowed Canadian grains to enter the British market at a reduced duties and to discourage shipment to the American market.[1]


The passage of the Importation Act 1815 impacted the market of Canadian grains to restrict their importation into Britain despite the fact Canada was part of the British Empire.

Enactment and Repeal[edit]

The act was enacted to provide some relief to grain farmers in Upper Canada and repealed under the ministry of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel who moved Britain towards free trade in 1846.[2] The repealing of act greatly impacted grain exports but would improve during the 1850s.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ DL Burn (January 1928). "V. Canada and the Repeal of the Corn Laws". Cambridge Historical Journal. Cambridge University Press. 2 (3): 252–272. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Canada Corn Act". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved November 14, 2013.