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Following toasts and other formalities, Sir Alec Douglas-Home begins with a "bold proposition" that there is today a change coming over the world. The speaker offers a broad review of world politics beginning with the state of affairs between the Communist and non-Communist countries, between East and West. Then, a discussion of the decolonization of the world. The role of the United Nations and reasons for its creation. Widespread jealousy, rivalry and strife all over the world which prevents the creation of an international police force representative of a united world. What the Canadians, British and Americans, in particular, need to change. Results of the nuclear deterrent. Example of the Christian Churches in striving for unity. Encouraging the pursuits of peace. The division of wealth. Sending out people into the undeveloped countries of the Commonwealth to lead them to prosperity. Canada as an example in helping under-developed countries. Great prizes to be won by acting together.