Schmeelk, Richard J.
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Some autobiographical notes. The speaker looking back at the Canadian financial scene of his early years (the 1950's). Progress seen by the speaker in the areas of French-English relations and dialogue between government and business. A review of "various strains" that have tested the bonds of friendship between Canada and the United States. The role of a foreign investment banker specifically in Canada and as one who has represented several provincial governments of different political leanings. Canada's role in a global financial market. Learning the lessons of history. The need for leading firms to be global in their thinking, as well as the need to be well capitalized. The opportunities of globalization. What will be good for Canada. Canada's fiscal policy and what it should be in relation to that of the United States. Some last remarks on Canada and investment banking in the near future.