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The cultural explosion in Canada, particularly since Canada's Centennial in 1967. A national identity as a result of the Centennial. The significant role of LIP grants in the cultural explosion. Other Centennials: Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, and other cities and provinces. What has been happening in Canada over the last ten years culturally. The demand for these activities. Some figures to support the premise. The Council for Business and the Arts in Canada: purpose and objectives. Findings of a report by the Canada Council. The relationship between business and the arts: how each can profit, with examples. The high cost of leisure merely an index of the high standards for our cultural pursuits.