EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Roberts, Stanley C.
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An address to "propose a cease-fire in the ongoing skirmish between government and business … and to call for a new significant joint effort to reopen the dialogue between the private and public sectors in Canada." A "cold war" between government and business beginning in 1975 with some remarks from Prime Minister Trudeau. A review and discussion of those remarks, in retrospect, from the business perspective. An acknowledgement of changes in the business-government relationship, and how that happened on both sides. Validity for both sides. An agreement that conflict exists, but must be replaced by cooperation. A discussion of how and why this conflict developed; what roles were played by each side; a glimmer of hope for the future. A review of events over the past six months. An examination of "where do we go from here?" The need to face complex issues together. The lack of justification for an adversarial relationship. Offers for cooperation by the speaker, and on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce. A list of principles by which to be guided.