Vladimir Putin

Fisher, John

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A review and commentary on many subjects Canadian. Remarks about Newfoundland. The story of the negotiations with Newfoundland and how it was done in a "British way." Contrasting Newfoundland and the rest of Canada with Czechoslovakia and the U.S.S.R. The uniqueness of Canada. The Commonwealth and Canada's role in it. Nationalism. Canada's potential. Immigration. Economic developments. Natural resources. Reducing distribution costs. The nature of English Canadians and French Canadians; a wish to join the two. Quebec. The speaker's travels and some of his impressions. The development of the southern United States. Learning in Canada to decentralize. Comparisons between industrial development in the United States and Canada. The blend between Business and Government in Canada. The development of power in Quebec and Ontario. Development in Northern Ontario, particularly in mining and farming. The issue of American investment in Canada and Canada's response to it. The speaker's belief that this is no time to be cautious. The nature of Democracy.