Vladimir Putin

Gillespie, The Honourable Alastair

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How Canada can learn and benefit from the mistakes and successes of other great cities and nations. Political will and determination that allows decisions and choices based on our own values. Resisting short-term expediencies in favour of long-term answers. A discussion of specific recent decisions and initiatives by the Canadian government from this point of view. Four obstacles that Canada and Canadians face in this endeavour, with examples and discussion of each. Briefly, they are: forgetting that cities are for people; a "Fly now--Pay later" approach to life; a defeatist colonial attitude; foreign domination of industrial and commercial institutions. The importance of political will.

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