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A discussion of the speaker's perspective on the present trends in the exercise of political power. Comments on the legitimate use of power, with a review of various views. Canadian Prime Ministers in the past. Consequences of recent programmes offered without input from the public, e.g. price and wage controls, unemployment insurance in its present form, open immigration; institutionalized bilingualism, opportunities for youth; liberal welfare, expansion of the civil service. Party discipline and cabinet secrecy doctrines. A comparison of powers of the Canadian Prime Minister and the President of the United States. Proposals for change. The importance of political leadership; leadership of personal responsibility and individual commitment.