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The time for Canada to courageously take hold of the colonizing of this country, using its credit to that end. The asset that newcomers will be to Canada. Some personal background of the speaker. The story of the Galts and the colonization of the territory from Guelph to Goderich. The successful enterprise of financing and providing employment for settlers, with examples. The settling of Western Canada. Reference and comments on some colonization views expressed by some by Sir Henry Thornton and Gen. McRae. The speaker's suggestions for colonization. Financing colonization.