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The "Canadian Dream" of freedom, prosperity and opportunity for their families. Assets and blessings of Canada, including our natural resources; the parliamentary system of government; our proximity to the United States. A list of successful industries and businesses in Canada. Some liabilities, including geography, climate and demographics; unemployment and shortage of skilled manpower in many categories of jobs. Matters of a global nature which we can correct and modify to our advantage. The overgovernment of Canada. The harsh realities of the new economic order brought about by oil and other energy pricing; inflation and rising interest rates. Our too-high expectations. The difficulty of finding solutions to these problems. Some resolutions offered by the speaker. A call to meet the challenges facing Canada and Canadians.