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  • Canada’s Pension Challenge
        Pensions as front-page news. The wide-reaching affect of pensions. The very public debate about pensions – retirement security, affordability, realistic contribution and benefit levels, social responsibility, and retirement age – our future. Pensions for Canadian as a possible defining issue in the next federal election campaign. An emerging pension champion ...
      Pensions as front-page news. The wide-reaching affect of pensions. The very public ...
  • Creating a Space for Canadian Voices in a Chaotic Media Landscape
        The speaker’s position as head of CBC/Radio-Canada. What he soon discovered about the public broadcaster after he arrived in 2008. The 29 services that the CBC brings to Canadians. The speaker’s role as a listener as a priority. Some of the common perceptions and misconceptions that he encountered. The three ...
      The speaker’s position as head of CBC/Radio-Canada. What he soon discovered about ...
  • How to Create a Culture of Innovation
        Providing some insight on innovation. Innovation now as the prime driver of economic growth and how that is so. The experience of three companies that are representative of innovative companies in the economy. A global survey on innovative practice and performance. The results and some of the things to which ...
      Providing some insight on innovation. Innovation now as the prime driver of ...
  • The Canadian Forces—Today and in the Future
        Some introductory remarks. The speaker in his fifth month as Chief of Defence Staff and how he is enjoying the job. His former job. A description of his current job, with examples and anecdotes. Canadian men and women in uniform. High standards of excellence. An outline of the speaker’s assessment ...
      Some introductory remarks. The speaker in his fifth month as Chief of ...
  • The Third World—Is It Sinking or Shrinking?
        The tendency to be pessimistic about the future of mankind right now and why. One of the greatest challenges presented by globalization. Future planetary stabilization and upon what it depends. Progress being made over the last 50 years. The shrinking of the Third World – measuring progress. Factors involved. Some ...
      The tendency to be pessimistic about the future of mankind right now ...
  • Education Panel Discussions
        Lynda Palazzi: A great time to talk about Gen Ys and Gen Zs- a huge group from 11-30 now in our schools and workplaces. How powerful these groups are, with illustrative example. How to harness the skills and energy of these groups. Some challenges to face. Do we care enough? ...
      Lynda Palazzi: A great time to talk about Gen Ys and Gen ...
  • AIMCo—Edmonton’s New Investment Opportunity
        The speaker’s participation in Ontario Teachers for almost 10 years. How we intend to give substance to the provincial government’s dream to create another strong pension endowment manager, this time in Alberta. The larger Alberta growth story. Opportunities for technology from the rest of Canada to help solve some of ...
      The speaker’s participation in Ontario Teachers for almost 10 years. How we ...
  • Is There a Future for Manufacturing in Canada?
        A time of extraordinary economic challenge. Living in a global economy. The impact of the U.S. credit crisis. The speaker’s opinion as to what we are in for in terms of the financial markets. Reflecting on what it means to create real economic wealth. The few ways to produce tangible ...
      A time of extraordinary economic challenge. Living in a global economy. The ...
  • Children’s Mental Health Week
        Valerie Pringle and Margaret Trudeau in dialogue about children and youth mental health. Ms. Trudeau’s bipolar condition. Background and history to Ms. Trudeau’s condition. Treatment for depression. The role of serotonin. Consequences of marijuana use for Ms. Trudeau. Ms. Pringle’s experience with mental health through her daughter. No magic pill. ...
      Valerie Pringle and Margaret Trudeau in dialogue about children and youth mental ...
  • Annual Investment Outlook 2009
        Thomas S. Caldwell: Understanding the future by first understanding the present and the immediate past. A story. The current circumstances that we are living through. Our reactions and our government’s reactions defining the future of the economy and the markets in which we live. Our American cousins diving in and ...
      Thomas S. Caldwell: Understanding the future by first understanding the present and ...
  • Lights… Orchestra… Curtains: Bring on the Best of World-Class Live Theatre!
        The speaker’s response to the oft-asked question “Why did you get into the theatre business?” Getting the theatre bug. Co-productions with Canstage. Founding “Dancap Productions.” Technology and society – social contact. The importance of the live theatre. Some history and background to theatre in Toronto. Competition in Toronto. The effect ...
      The speaker’s response to the oft-asked question “Why did you get into ...
  • Annual Christmas Luncheon 2008
        December 18, 2008 The Hon. David C. Onley Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario Annual Christmas Luncheon Chairman:Jo-Ann McArthur, President, The Empire Club of Canada Head Table Guests David Goodwin: ...
      December 18, 2008 The Hon. David C. Onley Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario Annual ...
  • Alternative Energy: How Soon Is Too Soon?
        A definition of alternative energy – or what it isn’t. Narrow focus on alternative green energy. How things are changing for alternative energy. Ontario’s Green Energy Act. The International Renewable Energy Agency. The commitment of all three panellists to green energy. Introduction of the panellists. Several questions were asked and ...
      A definition of alternative energy – or what it isn’t. Narrow focus ...
  • Financial Forum 2008
        Donald G.M. Coxe A quote from Leon Trotsky. A century that has begun with a redefinition of the capital markets and is continuing to do so. The disaster area of the market. Misleading, deceptive misbehaviour and its consequences. Why commodities were best. The speaker’s company’s formula for investing, with some ...
      Donald G.M. Coxe A quote from Leon Trotsky. A century that has ...
  • Ontario’s 2008–2009 Budget
        The presentation of the 2008-09 Ontario budget to the legislature yesterday. Stronger-than-expected growth in 2007. The growth expected in 2008. Some sectors facing serious difficulties. Factors affecting growth forecasts and creating uncertainty. The government maintaining its approach. The five-point economic plan. Investing in skills, education, infrastructure, supporting innovation, lowering business ...
      The presentation of the 2008-09 Ontario budget to the legislature yesterday. Stronger-than-expected ...
  • Reflections on Developments in the Canadian Financial System
        The speaker delivering his final public speech as Governor of the Bank of Canada. What the speaker means by “financial system.” Why the Bank of Canada puts such emphasis on financial system issues. A look back over the past seven years – particularly the last seven months. A discussion of ...
      The speaker delivering his final public speech as Governor of the Bank ...
  • An End to Rhetoric: Putting Patients First
        Greetings from the more than 65,000 physician-members of the Canadian Medical Association. The speaker addressing the club as the 140th president of the CMA. The first president. The health of Canadians. An analogy. The Canadian health system that needs fixing. CMA solutions. People that distort the message – an illustrative ...
      Greetings from the more than 65,000 physician-members of the Canadian Medical Association. ...
  • The Role of NATO in Afghanistan
        NATO; its operation in Afghanistan; its future and the vital role that Canada plays in the NATO alliance. Canada’s distinguished military history. Canada’s selfless service and its commitment in Afghanistan. Selfless service as personified by the non-commissioned officer. Meeting and recognizing Sgt. Ted Howard as the epitome of selfless service ...
      NATO; its operation in Afghanistan; its future and the vital role that ...
  • Forum on the 2008 United States Presidential Election
        This is a moderated panel. John Ibbitson acts as moderator. The address is a series of questions and answers, an exchange of views. Questions from the audience were also addressed. First question to Paul Cellucci regarding John McCain and the Republican race. Ibbitson: “... what kind of a hill does ...
      This is a moderated panel. John Ibbitson acts as moderator. The address ...
  • The IT Talent Gap: Answering Canada’s Greatest Human Capital Challenge
        Technology and the talent required that makes technology a vital part of our national economy. Reference to the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity’s Report on Canada 2008 and the need it pointed to. Competing in the global economy and what that means in terms of innovation, especially in the information ...
      Technology and the talent required that makes technology a vital part of ...
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