Vladimir Putin

Hurtig, Mel

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A brief historical review of Canada over the last 50 years, especially politically and economically. The growth of foreign ownership. The lack of education about Canada in Canadian schools. Results of the speaker's survey with regard to knowledge about Canada by Canadian students. American culture pervading Canada. Transferring power away from the federal government to the provinces (beginning in the 1930s). Results of that transfer. Separatism. Paying the price for dividing our country. Current economic woes in Canada. Suggestions solutions in the economic, educational, and political realms. The need for greater public participation. The potential for Canada.