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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.
An address focusing on three famous philosophical questions: If I'm not for myself, then who is for me? But if I am only for myself, then what am I? And, if not now, when? Discussion follows in an attempt to answer these questions, with regard to the speaker's record in government. Subjects covered during this discussion include the following. An equal Senate. Ontario's role in the Social Charter. The Constitution. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Reform of the Supreme Court. Aboriginal self-government. Quebec's sense of place. A moment of reconciliation in Canada.