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A change in the entire climate of opinion in Canada between 1938 and now with regard to the Arts and financial support for the Arts. The importance of culture and cultural resources. Evidence of Canada's coming of age culturally. Some details of the art that can be seen and enjoyed in Canada at the National Gallery, the Art Gallery of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum, and elsewhere. What Canada should do next. The Canada Council. Misconceptions in the public mind and also in the minds of artists and art societies and art groups throughout Canada as to what a Canada Council can and should do. Some suggestions as to how the Canada Council should work. A practical example. What the National Gallery should be buying. Encouraging concern by citizens for community planning and the design of public buildings. Looking forward to a Canadian culture of which every single Canadian can be proud.