By Joe Clark
A passionate argument for Canada's reassertion of its position at the international level, from a former leading minister and one in every of Canada's most precious political figures.
In the area that's taking form, the original blend of Canada's good fortune at domestic as a various society and its acceptance the world over as a sympathetic and revered accomplice consititute nationwide resources which are a minimum of as invaluable as its usual source wealth. because the international turns into extra aggressive and intricate, and the probabilities of lethal clash develop, the instance and the initiative of Canada can turn into extra very important than they've got ever been. That will depend on its humans: resources don't have any worth if Canadians do not realize or use them, or worse, in the event that they waste them.
A more beneficial Canada isn't just a profit to itself, yet to its buddies and neighbours. And during this compelling exam of what it as a country has been, what it has develop into and what it will probably but be to the area, Joe Clark takes the reader past formal overseas coverage and appears on the contributions and management provided through Canada's such a lot winning contributors and businesses who're already placing those uniquely Canadian resources to paintings across the world.
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