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"We have traded a government that put us in debt for one that keeps us in the dark." A discussion of this notion, beginning with an exploration of "some of the signals to date" to "see what they mean for our country and for all of us." A capsule history of the Conservative party. Mr. Mulroney as a communicator, and other characteristics. The decrease in intervention with business, and other consequences. Changes to the National Energy Program and the Foreign Investment Review Agency. The decline in regulations for business. Deregulation in the United States. Government protection vs. business opportunity. Hopeful signs regarding business, with examples. The Business Council of National Issues. The Corporate Higher Education Foundation. The government's closed doors. Parliament now open. The need for campaign promises of an open government to be kept. Directions for Canada. A new national consensus and the speaker's concerns. At what cost bringing the deficit under control.