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Some constant qualities of Canada and Canadians. Some illusions about each other (Americans and Canadians). Canada's new-found resourcefulness and her ability to speak her independent mind. Canada as one of the coming nations of the future. The effect of prosperity on Canadian Literature. Good writing provoked by change. Ways in which Canada is rapidly changing. The growth of French Canada. The impact of the French Canadian upon the Scotch-Irish heritage of Ontario. Canada's care of its natural resources. Themes for our writers. Canadian poets and poetry. A plea to "let the new books come--and soon, please, while I am still here to read them."