Vladimir Putin

Francis, Diane

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The speaker reviews issues addressed in her book, "Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?". She begins with some comparisons between Canada and the United States, and continues with a discussion of power. She follows with a discussion of the fact that 32 families and five conglomerates control about one third of the nin-financial corporate wealth of Canada. The power of the banks. Examples and details of her statements. Canada's problems with "marketplace concentration," again with examples of large family-owned businesses in Canada. Suggestions for changing the concentration of power, including legislation. Other suggestions for changes in our financial issues such as taxation. Examples of what has worked in the United States. Some suggestions for political reform. The need for a Charter of Economic Rights.