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The New Liberal Vision of Canada 
Text  08 Oct 2008  Canadians as a great people up for a great challenge. The Liberal platform released two weeks ago. Stephen Harper's platform released yesterday. Canada's economy and its significant challenges. Facing a volatile stock market. Economic performance. Stephen Harper not facing these challenges. The...
The Current State of the Economy and How the Government Is Dealing with the Global Financial Crisis 
 
Text  29 Oct 2008,   Pressures and challenges for the Canadian economy, the same as for the rest of the world. Working with our international partners to find ways to address those challenges collectively. Upcoming meetings. A preview of what the speaker will be telling the people he meets about Canada's prospects and...
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....
The "Have" Province
 
Text  Sep 29 2008  ... from when Premier Romanow spoke here in February 2000--reaching out to get prairie grain farmers through a cash crisis. Saskatchewan also has a certain tradition of inspiring speakers, perhaps due to a tradition of coming to politics and public life from the pulpit--Tommy Douglas and Lorne Calvert...
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...
Ryerson as a City Builder
 
Text  March 05 2009  Some particular introductions and welcoming remarks from the speaker. The speaker's fascination with the connection between universities and cities. The neighbourhood of Ryerson. The university's responsibility to be a city builder and proactive city builders for the economy, wealth creation, and...
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...
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...
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...
Post Election Panel
 
Text  Oct 17 2008  Jamie Watt: How Mr. Harper sees the outcome of the election. The challenges of even a stronger minority government. Several important milestones reached in the campaign just finished. The significance and the challenges that must now be confronted. Meeting expectations of voters. Mr. Harper now...
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...
The New AGO 
Text  Oct 30 2008  October 30, 2008 Matthew Teitelbaum Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario The New AGO Chairman:Jo-Ann McArthur, President, The Empire Club of Canada Head Table Guests Alison Dalglish-Pottow: National Director of Development, CANFAR, and ...
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...
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...
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  ... of the bottom 50. Between 1960 and 2000 the Human Development Index in the developing world as a whole increased from 0.260 to 0.655. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa it increased only from 0.2 to 0.486. These are dry statistics, but they represent very real human deprivation in the form of grinding poverty...
Education Panel Discussions
 
Text  Nov 13 2008,   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? Who are "we"? The...
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...
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...
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