Vladimir Putin

Frost, The Honourable Leslie M.

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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The vast changes taking place in Ontario. Some remarks on the challenges, the opportunities and the burdens of concern. Population growth and industrial expansion and how they are transforming the Ontario scene. The problems of growth. The services entrusted to the provinces by the Fathers of Confederation. Some of the things that have to be done in order that the development in Ontario will not be retarded--in order that a better way of life for those in that province can continue. Issues addressed include those of power (energy); education; transportation; the problem of conservation with regard to water and sewage; capital expenditures for the next 20 years. Where the money will come from. The issue of taxes. Dollars provided to Ontario through tax arrangements. The Federal-Provincial system. The provincial-municipal position. A common-sense solution; a practicable enlargement of the province's tax fields. The speaker's spirit of confidence and belief that the job ahead can be done. The need for men and women with the education, the intellectual development and the know-how to do the job that needs to be done.