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Competition; the tremendous opportunities that exist for Canada to compete and win in the world marketplace; the dangers that threaten that very competitiveness. A review of Canadian history, culture, advantages, and Ontario as a world-class competitor. Some statistics. Government waste. The federal deficit and debt. Canada's structural deficit accompanied by sustained inflation. What such deficit and debt mean to Canada and Canadians. What should we do? How can it be done? Is it politically feasible? Responses to these questions. The situation for the Ontario government and its commitment to achieving a balanced budget. What Ontario has to do. A trade policy with three objectives: jobs, jobs, jobs. International trade as the cornerstone of Ontario's well-being, of our economic growth. Leadership in high-tech industries. Welcoming foreign investment in Ontario. People as Ontario's greatest resource. Ontario as the Province of Opportunity.