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Vladimir Putin

Carr, Shirley

Concern with the growing divisiveness in Canada, including growing evidence of racial and linguistic intolerance; constitutional impasse; persistent sexism; regional tensions. Canada's state of anxiety routed in large part in a growing sense of insecurity and vulnerability; a reflection of economic instability in the daily lives of Canadians. Juxtaposing this situation with the phenomenal scope of change taking place within the Soviet Bloc. The West's reaction to those events. A trend towards reverence for the market as the sole arbiter of wealth, production and distribution together with the diminution of government's role in that process. Provoking some introspection about the conduct of business affairs and about our social and economic priorities. Flaws of the unfettered market. A plea for recognition that the prism of the market is not the only legitimate prism through which to evaluate economic activity and performance. Control, involvement and belonging as crucial elements to human earning and yearning. Meeting these needs. Ensuring that change is compatible with our social fabric, ensuring inclusiveness and balance between and respect for both our individual and collective welfare.

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