EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Kierans, Professor Eric W.
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The need for political leadership in a democratic society to interpret the needs, and the priorities assiged to those needs, of people. The difficulty of this goal in a rapidly changing environment. Energy and the abuse of energy as a sign of future tensions "unless we radically alter an ideology of material growth that cannot be sustained in a finite world and that can only turn human progress into collapse and decline." Do governments realize that people are more important than institutions? An examination of this issue by looking at the institution of the corporation with the following questions in mind: What is it? How did it become so powerful? Is it beyond the reach of politics, of governments? Can it be brought under control? A description of the Canadian Gas Arctic Study Limited and how Kierans sees it as merely a pawn. An appeal to Canadians not to support the project, with reasons why they shouldn't support it.