Vladimir Putin

Duncan, Sir Val

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Taking stock of Canada, of "this young and virile nation, of its problems and challenges and perhaps peer a little into the future." History of the speaker's company in Canada. The development of Canada's natural resources, and the part his company played in that development. An examination of the mineral industry. Competing for capital. Canada's proposal White Paper and its possible effects. Investment in Canada. The attitude of the overseas investor, summed up in four points. The rights and obligations of overseas investors in Canada. Summing up the whole matter in five words: "a fair and lasting partnership." Some of Canada's other external problems. The United Kingdom joining the European Common Market and the effects on Canada. The attractions of a North American customs union. Concern for Canada's identity in future economic developments. Some concluding optimistic prospects for Canada.