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Wind Generated Controversy and the financial, legal and political implications of Ontario's Green Energy Act. 
Text    02 June 2011 The growing movement of opposition to industrial wind energy in Ontario, and the challenges Ontario's Green Energy Act faces from a financial, legal and political perspective.
Canada Day and Canadian Politics 
Text  June 18, 2009  Some opening humorous remarks about the speaker's invitation to speak. Reference of the departure of Don Newman from the CBC. The speaker continues in a humorous vein, lampooning several issues and figures of Canadian politics, interspersed with serious remarks. Some of the highlights: Detailing...
AIMCo--Edmonton's New Investment Opportunity 
Text  June 11 2009,   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...
Lights… Orchestra… Curtains: Bring on the Best of World-Class Live Theatre! 
Text  June 4 2009,   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...
Canada's Pension Challenge 
Text  May 28 2009  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...
Alternative Energy: How Soon Is Too Soon? 
Text  May 21 2009,   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...
Progressive Conservative Party Leadership
 
Text  May 20 2009  A panel discussion led by Larry Stout and beginning with Christine Elliott: Personal bio graphical details. The needed debate about policy, direction of the party, where it stands. One question that matters. What the speaker has and wants to fight for. The tax burden on working families. The...
Social Media and Corporate Trust
 
Text  May 7 2009  ... for exposing a stock manipulation plot aimed at Waterloo Ontario-based Open Text in 2000 when he was head of investor relations for an international venture capital outfit in the City of London. He holds graduate degrees in journalism, international relations and politics and undergraduate degrees in history...
Children's Mental Health Week 
Text  May 6, 2009,   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...
Accountability in the Public Sector: Auditing Canada's Economic Action Plan
 
Text  16 Apr 2009  A non-cheerful backdrop for the speaker's talk. Encountering doom and gloom on the economic front. A backdrop that also provides valuable context for some aspects of the legislative audit work of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. What Canadians are worrying about. The demand for...
Ryerson as a City Builder
 
Text  March 05 2009  ... is a global leader in these industries. There are over 5,000 digital media and ICT companies in Ontario--Canadian companies like Rogers, Research In Motion, Open Text, and Mitel Networks; foreign multinationals like IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, and Motorola; and a new generation represented here...
Ontario's Financial Situation
 
Text  03 Mar 2009  Challenges facing the finance minister and how they are not as daunting as those facing families who have lost a job. Ontario grappling with this reality. What the IMF says. Contributing factors to the current economic situation. The global storm that hit so hard late in 2008. The bottom line....
Creating a Space for Canadian Voices in a Chaotic Media Landscape 
Text  Feb 26 2009  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...
How to Create a Culture of Innovation 
Text  February 5, 2009  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...
Moving Forward From Hardship to Hope
 
Text  Jan 23, 2009  The speaker's family history with The Empire Club and The Canadian Club. Listening to lead. Questions the speaker has heard from Canadians. Taking inspiration from each other - an anecdote. The government that Canadian need. What Liberals understand about leadership in tough times. Mr. Harper...
Annual Investment Outlook 2009 
Text  Jan 8 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...
Annual Christmas Luncheon 2008 
Text  Dec 18, 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: Director, The Empire Club of Canada, and Co-Chair, The Empire Club of ...
Education Panel Discussions
 
Text  Nov 13 2008,   ... and Anchor, CTV News at Six. Introduction by Jo-Ann McArthur Today's average 21 year old has already watched 20,000 hours of TV, played 10,000 hours of video games, talked on the phone for 10,000 hours and has sent or received 250,000 e-mails or text messages. You quickly understand why...
The Canadian Forces--Today and in the Future
 
Text  Nov 10 2008  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...
The Third World--Is It Sinking or Shrinking? 
Text  Nov 3 2008  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....
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