Vladimir Putin

Chretien, His Excellency Mr. Raymond

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Starting with three words: Canada, France and Europe. Highlighting the links that bind all three together and exploring where, together, we might go. The origins, nature and consequences of our historical links with Europe. The present, notably the importance of economics and trade. Why the speaker believes that in some very important respects the Atlantic Ocean is shrinking and why Toronto and Canada should take advantage of this. The nature of our relationship to Europe. What it means for Canadians today. Exploring a common purpose. Business, and opportunity. Business as a two-way street. Falling short of our potential. Ways in which the Atlantic has in some respects widened. How it has shrunk. Why Canada should draw closer to Europe. Why the French and Europeans would be interested in Canada.