ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CANADA-A Royal Leap of Faith

CANADA A Royal 'Leap of Faith' Rohinton Medhora AFTER three years and $ 20 million, the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada has come up with a report worthy of its ponderous name. The Commission, struck during the waning days of Pierre Trudeau's Liberal government, was led by ex-Liberal Finance, and later Energy, minister, Donald Macdonald, whose $ 800 a day salary initially got more publicity than the massive mandate given him to examine just about every aspect of Canada's economic, political, and social future Paradoxically, the thirteen- member Commission, with only one dissenting view, proposes policies that the current Conservative government would feel more comfortable implementing. For the proposals have a decided market orientation about them, and lend a certain impartial credence to policies the Tories have espoused for years.

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