Macdonald, H. Ian
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The Canadian economy today as a bundle of paradoxes. Two fundamental issues: our economic policy is not equipped to deal with today's realities; and we have unreasonable expectations for governments in dealing with our economy. Significant factors with regard to these issues. A review of fiscal policy at the federal and provincial levels. How these policies interact and affect one another. Factors combining to explain the "source of inflation that is causing such stress in the economic and social system in Canada." What kind of Canada do we want? How hard are we willing to work to get it? The impact of current economic conditions on the state of Canadian universities. The importance and significance of universities to our society. An exploration of the role and purpose of the university. How the role of the university is connected to the state of the economy.