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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and Royal Commonwealth Society.
A definition of chauvinism. The concept of Canadians becoming "hyphenated" as a symbol of our divisiveness, as in "English-Canadian." The dividing consequences of multiculturalism. The Official Languages Act. The failure of national bilingualism. Sovereignty association: what it means and what is used to mean. The "Crown" and the role of the Monarchy in a historical perspective. Problems with the economy, and with unity. The merits of Senate reform as opposed to getting rid of it. What is needed in Canada in terms of leadership. A response to government excesses. Optimism for the future of Canad.