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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The current situation with regard to nuclear deterrent and the defence of the free world from the Communists. How the democracies can meet Soviet competition. Removing trade barriers between free countries; building up the largest possible trading area with a minimum of restrictions between its members and a maximum of exchange between them. Beginning this process in the Atlantic area on a "wider than a continental basis" in a way which would allow for the association of any other free democracy that wishes to join. A discussion of events in Europe with regard to trade. Four possible policies for Canada, with a discussion of each. An Atlantic economic integration for political as well as for commercial reasons. A call to hold an Atlantic Economic Conference to lay the foundation for an Atlantic Economic Community.