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Ontario under the Tories. An critical examination by the speaker. The current state of Ontario's economy. Deindustrialization. The cost of chronic unemployment: economic and human. A review of why Ontario is in the state it is in. Factors to explain why the truisms of the 1950s are no longer fact in the 1980s. The result of the effect of these various factors: a dramatic increase in imports. A staggering trade deficit for Canada. Ontario no longer the productive centre of Confederation. The need in our economy for reinvigoration. The need for a creative government. Solutions that require a commitment to the principle of public control of our mixed economy; to government intervention in the market-place; and more. How and when government should intervene, on whose terms, in whose interests, and for what purposes. The New Democratic Party's approach and agenda for the future. The need for social democracy, essential to sound economic planning.