Vladimir Putin

McClelland, Jack and MacIntosh, Robert M.

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Two speeches and two chances for rebuttal by Mr. McClelland and Mr. MacIntosh regarding their disparate points of view over an independent Canada. Mr. McClelland begins. The foreign ownership debate. Mr. McClelland's frustration at what he perceives to be a lack of active leadership on the part of Mr. Trudeau and the reasons therefor. A description of the threat from without (foreign ownership and control) and the threat from within. Characteristics of those threats. Activities of the Committee for an Independent Canada. A call for non-partisan national referendum. Mr. MacIntosh replies. A denial that cultural influences are constrained by foreign ownership of business and industry. Control rests in the sovereign power of governments to make laws; then individuals and corporations must live within those laws. Examples of industries which have a high degree of foreign ownership; petroleum and automobile manufacturing industries. Rebuttals follow.

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