EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
MacDonald, The Honourable Flora
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The political realities of the world we live in: a short historical review and then a discussion of changes that have taken place and the realities of today. Some global events that have changed the world, such as the re-emergence of China onto the world stage, the demise of two great blocs of power, hostile activiites in the East, newly-emerged countries in Africa and Asia. The dynamics of conflict. Third World countries and their development. The factor of oil and oil prices. Food problems. Aid programs and Canada's participation. Peace-keeping missions. Is Canada paying enough attention to economic and trade relations? Relations with the United States. Military alliances and commitments. Are policies developed in the 1970's appropriate for the 1908's? A planned government review of foreign policy.