Examples of the crucial turning points in the political and economic life in Canada: positives and problems. Putting the issues in perspective: a review of recent and current events including Meech Lake, high interest rates; the Free Trade agreement. A few facts about the positives, such as net new job creation, a rise in investment in manufacturing, a growing economy (if slow). Signs of outside confidence in Canada. Concerns about the Free Trade Agreements still not known. The real problems of letting our debt and deficit problem spin out of control: what is happening now. Some remarks on the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Making Canada a great place to do business. Keeping Quebec within Confederation. Our top priority for the early 90's: staying together.
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