Mr. Wilson (Etobicoke Centre):
"The times in which we are living call for initiative and resourcefulness. We must constantly be alive to the changes taking place in the world and quick to seize every opportunity that will build up our economy. It cannot be done overnight, but I am confident that with the co-operation of industry, of
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government and of other organizations we can build toward a better Canada and a better world".
Those words are as appropriate today as they were appropriate in 1948. Canada can and must compete. Canadians can and must win in world markets. Canada must pursue a vigorous outward-looking trade strategy to maintain and enhance the prosperity and social benefits that our citizens enjoy.
If the great nation builders of Canadian history, like C. D. Howe, taught us any lesson it was to make far-sighted choices, confident of our strong position in the global economy, for the benefit of future generations. Our future generations deserve no less. This is precisely why we are here today in the final stages of debate on the North American free trade agreement.
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT