EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
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The job of the Official Opposition. A challenge to support the Canadian Alliance. Common goals and desires of Canadians. Political obstacles that prevent the achievement of these goals and aspirations. The situation in Canada where the minority leads the majority. The common-sense advice to think big and work together. The response of Joe Clark and the federal PCs. The response of Reformers. Key features of the Canadian Alliance policy declaration and constitution. A three-fold challenge in future opportunities to influence Alliance policy and determine Alliance leadership. Canada's need for a new prime minister. The speaker, ready to do that job and what he needs to do it. The speaker's intention to step aside as Leader of the Official Opposition in order to devote the maximum amount of time and attention to the voters in the leadership election. Thinking and Acting Big.