Vladimir Putin

Swinton, The Right Honourable The Viscount

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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The "realization that together the countries of the Commonwealth and Empire have a strength and power for good, their own and other people's, far greater than any of us could enjoy in isolation." Relating some of the story of Britain's recovery and progress at home since "those dark days." A description of the position in which Britain found itself. The support given by the Commonwealth. Signs of going forward in trade and in economics. The current trade balance. The British market an increasing outlet for production here in Canada. Exports. Facing up to hard work. The need for the development of Commonwealth resources and Commonwealth trade. Some reminiscences of the war and the speaker's part in building up the air force. Inventions and research applied to industry. The tremendous opportunity that exists for trade between Canada and the United Kingdom.