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A discussion of the major issues that the speaker feels will dominate the final decade of the twentieth century: the environment, the new Europe, and domestic restructuring. The relationship between good business and good environmental practices. The implications of the economic union in Europe. The need to assist the economic development of Eastern Europe and Russia. In terms of domestic restructuring, the challenges are both economic and political. Factors include the globalization of the marketplace; the impact of demographic trends; the continuing turmoil of the post Meech Lake period. The need to reassess national core values. The role of a strong central government. Hope for the future of Canada.