Vladimir Putin

Trotter, Professor Reginald

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All free peoples now facing the fundamental problem of how to order affairs within their borders and their relations with others in such a way that freedom may endure. The survival and growth of freedom not to be taken for granted. The need to be ready to defend our freedom. Recognizing the conditions necessary for freedom's survival. Trying to define the margins between freedom and despotism on the one hand, and between freedom and anarchy on the other. The difficulties involved in doing so. Opportunities and responsibilities that Canada's freedom involves for Canadians. Starting with our awareness today that we must be more concerned about freedom than most of us were only a few years ago. The issue of freedom of the individual. Obligations as a free nation. The principles of interdependence and responsibility basic to national freedom. Individual rights involving recognition of obligations to fellow citizens basic to free citizenship in a free community. Canada's war effort. The importance of Canada's active partnership with others in the war and the quality of the goods and the armed effort which were contributed; bringing to Canada worldwide recognition as a nation of considerable account in the world. Dispelling among Canadians themselves the remaining vestiges of uncertain self-depreciation and any surviving lack of adequate self-respect. Being free to be Canadian. Canada's distinguishing qualities as a nation. How Canada obtained her freedom. The process of growth to free nationhood for Canada, and her contributions along the way. The growth of Canadian democracy, and what has influenced it. The similar roots Canada shares with the United States. A look at early Colonial self-government. The spirit of tolerance toward diverse group traditions within the state another element of Canadian freedom which is part of our heritage. The Quebec Act as an illustrative example. Canada's strength of her hold on freedom grows out of her partnership with the past, as well as her present partnership for freedom with numerous other nations. Canadians taking true pride in our own freedom, and pride in our past. Canada's special heritage as a free partner in the British Commonwealth giving us a peculiar opportunity and making it our high duty to combat the delusion that freedom within the state or among the nations can live by policies of isolation and by evasion of denial of responsibilities.

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