- Western Farmers wanted a deal to reduce tariffs on US goods (tax on foreign goods)
- Canadian Business and FActory owners were opposed to this because of competition
- Railway owners feared loss of trade in canada (east to west)
- The Liberals (Laurier) lost the election in 1911 on the issue
Reciprocity in Canada was another French and English Canadian dispute, western canadians wanted reduced tariffs on foreign goods, where as the EAstern side thought it would bring down the Canadian economy.