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Some of the myths which have clouded the understanding of many Canadians. A discussion of some of the realities that today confront Canada in the global arena. Some views on the challenge which must be met by this country, its business, and its people, to become truly world competitive. The nature of Canadians. Canada as an international power. Canada's institutions that are world-class. Canada's economic ranking. The myth that Air Canada is subsidized by the taxpayer. A description of Air Canada as one of the world's leading airlines. Canada's trading figures. Global factors we face. The rise of new international competitors. The patterns of population changes. Demographics in Canada. What it all means for Canada. The challenge to ensure that Canada's entire economy is internationally competitive. Answers and solutions. Promoting the reality of Canada's greatness.