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Charest, The Honourable Jean
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Canada's healthy economy. Causes for optimism. New challenges. The opportunities of globalisation. The need to better understand and prepare for the consequnces of a global economy. Freer trade and what that means for Canada. How Canadians feel about it. The need for governments to establish a clear plan to reduce debt. Questions to ask ourselves. The speaker's responses to those questions. Ways in which globalisation represents a strong case for a bilingual and united Canada. What Canadians must do to meet the challenges of globalisation. Factors to consider such as health care and an aging population. Responsibilities of both provincial and federal government. Restoring balance to a federated Canada. What the speaker plans to do in the Province of Quebec.