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Vladimir Putin

Vanier, His Excellency Major-General Georges P.

The centenary of Confederation in Canada in six years' time. A consideration of "the preparation of mind and spirit which we should perhaps try to achieve during the intervening years." Confederation in a Canadian historical context. Solutions of old difficulties and a crop of new ones. Some current difficulties and some suggestions as to what we need to grapple with them: a spirit of national maturity. An explanation of what the speaker means by national maturity. Problems involved in reaching national maturity. The need for whole-community participation. Means by which a mature outlook might be stimulated. Examine, Judge, Act as a logical sequence to a sensible conclusion. The need for a sense of direction, a clear purpose. Expressions of the desirable spirit of national maturity. A return to morality as the best hope of avoiding grave errors.

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