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"The debate on free trade is off the mark." "And the Senate follies going on over the GST are also completely off the mark." A discussion of these statements. The tendency of Canadian politicians to indulge in "ostrich economics." The global economy and the liberalization of trade: the reality and what it means and will mean for world events: a review. A brief history of the move towards the liberalization of trade. The speaker addresses specific issues and events in this context. Viewing Canada from outside markets: the Senate, the GST, Oka, Meech Lake. Suggestions for what Canada should do. A look at Germany. References to the speaker's book, "50 Best Stocks," as a bid to get people to realize we should be investing in Canada. Some conclusive remarks about the impossibility of ostrich economics.