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  • Ford Motor Company--the Next Ten Years
    Text  Batty, Alain, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 28 Mar 2002, 448-457     Some history of Ford, especially in Canada. Making sure the company remains vibrant. Priorities in North America. Improving quality, reducing costs. The inertia in the business, and overcoming it. Right-sizing manufacturing capacity. Core issues to be addressed for the long term. Investments and commitment for the future. The sense of ...
    Text  Batty, Alain, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 28 Mar 2002, 448-457   Some history of Ford, especially in Canada. Making sure the company remains vibrant. Priorities in North America. Improving quality, reducing costs. The inertia in the business, and overcoming it. Right-sizing ...
  • Canada's Automotive Industry
    Text  Power, Alan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 27 Nov 2003, 96-108     The speaker's thoughts on the state of the automotive industry in Canada. A concerned Canadian. Somef acts about Decoma as a world leader in exterior automotive appearance systems. The not-fine shape of the Canadian automotive industry today. What's at risk. Some history. Some figures. A look back at the last ...
    Text  Power, Alan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 27 Nov 2003, 96-108   The speaker's thoughts on the state of the automotive industry in Canada. A concerned Canadian. Somef acts about Decoma as a world leader in exterior automotive appearance systems. The not-fine ...
  • The Auto Industry From A Supplier's Perspective
    Text  Hasenfratz, Linda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 27 Feb 2003, 328-337     Reference to Mr. Zetsche's speech at the Empire Club. Passion in product leading to prosperity. Some statistics on dollars profit/vehicle. The Big Three. Major improvements in the hours utilized to build a vehicle. The role of incentives. Consequences of cutting back on production. How to keep and grow the top ...
    Text  Hasenfratz, Linda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 27 Feb 2003, 328-337   Reference to Mr. Zetsche's speech at the Empire Club. Passion in product leading to prosperity. Some statistics on dollars profit/vehicle. The Big Three. Major improvements in the hours utilized to ...
  • DaimlerChrysler and Canada
    Text  Zetsche, Dr. Dieter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 30 Jan 2003, 278-292     Reference to Diana Krall and Celine Dion as representatives of the Chrysler brand. The need for passion in the auto industry, with an explanation and illustration. This year's auto show - the attention grabbers. Unveiling the Tomahawk and what it symbolizes. Getting their mojo back. The Chrysler PT Cruiser. The ...
    Text  Zetsche, Dr. Dieter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 30 Jan 2003, 278-292   Reference to Diana Krall and Celine Dion as representatives of the Chrysler brand. The need for passion in the auto industry, with an explanation and illustration. This year's auto show ...
  • The Promise of Progress in Government-Industry Relations
    Text  Riccardo, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 15 Nov 1973, 106-116     A discussion of some of the political and sociological pressures effecting businessmen in the United States and Canada, with examples from the automobile industry. Environmental issues. Realistic laws. The energy crisis. Some basic questions about the responsibility of government and business. Government and business working together to establish realistic long-range ...
    Text  Riccardo, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 15 Nov 1973, 106-116   A discussion of some of the political and sociological pressures effecting businessmen in the United States and Canada, with examples from the automobile industry. Environmental issues. Realistic laws. The energy ...
  • Canada and the U.S.—Border or Bridge?
    Text  Ford II, Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 5 Feb 1981, 224-235     New personal perspectives on issues of concern to business from Mr. Ford. Successful business managers and "their understanding of the impact of national and international politics on the future of private enterprise." Canada and the U.S. addressing the future together with renewed cooperation, understanding, and sensitivity. A brief look at ...
    Text  Ford II, Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 5 Feb 1981, 224-235   New personal perspectives on issues of concern to business from Mr. Ford. Successful business managers and "their understanding of the impact of national and international politics on the future of ...
  • The Canada-U.S. Auto Trade Pact
    Text  Gaunt, Bobbie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 16 Oct 1997, 121-131     The pioneering role of women in business. Ford's involvement with the CIBC "Run for the Cure." Sharing the pride, and saluting the accomplishments and achievement of Canadian women on behalf of all women. Being judged by her performance as a president, who happens to be a woman. October as a ...
    Text  Gaunt, Bobbie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 16 Oct 1997, 121-131   The pioneering role of women in business. Ford's involvement with the CIBC "Run for the Cure." Sharing the pride, and saluting the accomplishments and achievement of Canadian women on behalf ...
  • The Automotive Industry Meets its Biggest Challenge
    Text  Smith, F. Alan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 4 Dec 1980, 145-159     Global markets: a concern, or an opportunity? An opportunity to gain access for Canada to broader, wider and growing markets. How this does and will work in the automotive industry. Social concerns: why Canada should help developing nations. What business can do. A description and history of GM as an ...
    Text  Smith, F. Alan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 4 Dec 1980, 145-159   Global markets: a concern, or an opportunity? An opportunity to gain access for Canada to broader, wider and growing markets. How this does and will work in the automotive industry. ...
  • The Canadian Economy: Trade and the Auto Industry
    Text  White, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 9 Feb 1984, 230-242     Signs of recovery from the recession, and who got left out. Statistics with regard to productivity, domestic processing of resources, machine production, profits, investments. Business perspectives about the recession and the recovery. Comments on various political statements, phrases and policies, such as "internationally competitive," "export orientation," "free trade," "high tech," ...
    Text  White, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 9 Feb 1984, 230-242   Signs of recovery from the recession, and who got left out. Statistics with regard to productivity, domestic processing of resources, machine production, profits, investments. Business perspectives about the recession and ...
  • The Auto Industry: Structuring for Survival in the Global Market of the '90s
    Text  O'Connor, James G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 13 Feb 1992, 332-344     Some positive happenings in Ontario, with examples in the automotive industry. A review of automobile sales in Canada with comparisons between the current situation and the recession in the early '80s, with statistics. Signs of a slow but sustainable recovery. Restructuring in the global auto industry. Remarks on Canada's competitiveness. ...
    Text  O'Connor, James G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 13 Feb 1992, 332-344   Some positive happenings in Ontario, with examples in the automotive industry. A review of automobile sales in Canada with comparisons between the current situation and the recession in the early ...
  • On the Road to 2000
    Text  Harrigan, Kenneth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 21 Feb 1985, 326-339     The cyclical nature of the automotive industry in North America. The impact of the industry on the economies of Ontario, Canada, and the United States. Prospects for the industry. A brief review of the last five years, with a detailed description of plans, intentions, activities and results. "The Road to ...
    Text  Harrigan, Kenneth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 21 Feb 1985, 326-339   The cyclical nature of the automotive industry in North America. The impact of the industry on the economies of Ontario, Canada, and the United States. Prospects for the industry. A ...
  • The Canada-U.S. Automotive Products Agreement
    Text  Burt, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 23 Feb 1967, 235-243     The Canada-U.S. Automotive Products Agreement: some history of the agreement and the position of the membership of the union. Results of a Royal Commission chaired by Prof. Vincent Bladen of the University of Toronto which investigated the feasibility of integrating the Canadian and U.S. automobile industry in order to be ...
    Text  Burt, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 23 Feb 1967, 235-243   The Canada-U.S. Automotive Products Agreement: some history of the agreement and the position of the membership of the union. Results of a Royal Commission chaired by Prof. Vincent Bladen of ...
  • A Great Economic Opportunity
    Text  Townsend, Lynn A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 20 Feb 1964, 255-269     A few thoughts concerning the great economic opportunity that lies ahead for the people of Canada and the people of the United States. Shared problems as economic partners. Gains for both peoples who buy and use the products of the speaker's company, more of the benefits of mass production and ...
    Text  Townsend, Lynn A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 20 Feb 1964, 255-269   A few thoughts concerning the great economic opportunity that lies ahead for the people of Canada and the people of the United States. Shared problems as economic partners. Gains for ...
  • Significant Developments in Our American Economy
    Text  Romney, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 31 Oct 1957, 60-77     Some background to the speaker's company, American Motors. Some remarks about the differences between Canadians and Americans. Conducting business in Canada on a Canadian basis. Some management details of Kelvinator of Canada and American Motors, especially with regard to Canadians on the Board. A pro-Canadian attitude. Some international problems that ...
    Text  Romney, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 31 Oct 1957, 60-77   Some background to the speaker's company, American Motors. Some remarks about the differences between Canadians and Americans. Conducting business in Canada on a Canadian basis. Some management details of Kelvinator ...
  • Automobiles of the Future
    Text  Allcut, Professor Edgar Alfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 19 Feb 1953, 216-222     The objective of moving people or things along a highway of some kind. The pertinent enquiry into the nature of the problem and the reasons why past developments occurred as they did, rather than in some other way. The requirement for energy to be either transmitted or stored, as exemplified ...
    Text  Allcut, Professor Edgar Alfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 19 Feb 1953, 216-222   The objective of moving people or things along a highway of some kind. The pertinent enquiry into the nature of the problem and the reasons why past developments occurred as ...
  • A Center of Confidence
    Text  Colbert, Lester L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 10 Jan 1957, 154-164     Some thoughts on how best a working citizen can make a contribution to bringing about the kind of peaceful world we all want. A related thought on how Canada and the United States are functioning as the economic heart of the free world. Some background to traditions of both countries. ...
    Text  Colbert, Lester L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 10 Jan 1957, 154-164   Some thoughts on how best a working citizen can make a contribution to bringing about the kind of peaceful world we all want. A related thought on how Canada and ...
  • The Chrysler Syndrome
    Text  Iacocca, Lee A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 29 Oct 1981, 72-84     The Chrysler Corporation and its involvement in Canada. Getting out of the recession. Restructuring a giant company. Some financial figures. "The Chrysler Syndrome." Changes made in the restructuring process, including those made to develop a closer working relationship with the labour unions. Commitments met, including jobs. Interest rates as the ...
    Text  Iacocca, Lee A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 29 Oct 1981, 72-84   The Chrysler Corporation and its involvement in Canada. Getting out of the recession. Restructuring a giant company. Some financial figures. "The Chrysler Syndrome." Changes made in the restructuring process, including ...
  • Essentials for Labour Peace
    Text  Wilson, Charles Erwin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 4 Jan 1951, 153-166     Some introductory remarks about the co-operation enjoyed at General Motors from the business men of Toronto and of others throughout all Ontario and Canada; about Canada's future and its potential. The dependence of the United States on Canada's resources. General Motors' confidence in Canada, now and in the future. Details ...
    Text  Wilson, Charles Erwin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 4 Jan 1951, 153-166   Some introductory remarks about the co-operation enjoyed at General Motors from the business men of Toronto and of others throughout all Ontario and Canada; about Canada's future and its potential. ...
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