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Canada passing through an important transition period in her economic development, resulting in the present hesitation in framing some of her national policies. A switch from a movement westward to one northward, with some marked advantages. A discussion of the flow of population in Canada. The present enthusiasm for northern development economically and patriotically soundly based, and how that is so. A few of the contrasts between conditions northward and southward from the international boundary, with a look at climate, physiography, and resources. How our government organizations are assisting this development. Demand in our northern areas for a more varied and balanced development. A discussion of the issues involved in moving populations, and economic development of the north. The speaker's belief that the present semi-paralysis will probably continue until the three prairie provinces have obtained complete control of their natural resources, and until the change-over of the initiative for increase of population from the Dominion to the provincial governments is more generally and more clearly realized. The need for a close and sympathetic co-operation between the Dominion Government and the Provincial Governments. The importance to Canada's development of her provincial universities and their affiliated colleges. The need of capital. A summary of principles of fundamental importance for Canada's development.