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A joint meeting with The Canadian Club of Toronto. The uneveness of Ontario's comparative economic boom, with some details. The need to ensure that our resource, manufacturing, and service sectors develop the knowledge base and research and development capacity to guarantee our place in the global economy. Maintaining and improving Canada's position as having the fourth-highest standard of living among leading industrialised nations. Improving our ability to compete, produce goods and services, and sell them to the world. The opening up of new markets. Customers becoming competitors. The ability to develop and adapt to changes in the marketplace. The need to shift to knowledge-intensive industries. Some technological specialities: telecommunications, remote sensing, computer software, but some catching up to do. The National Advisory Board on Science and Technology. The need to cooperate to achieve goals. The University Research Incentive Fund. Pooling resources. The Centres of Excellence Programme. Improving education and training. Measures of educational standards. The relationship between government and post-secondary institutions. Working together; making choices in planning; measuring results against international standards.