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  • The Banking Systems of Canada and the United States
    Text  Stewart, D.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 14 Dec 1905, 86-96     Some general comments about the banking business. A duty owed to the public to disseminate accurate information regarding this subject, as it is one upon which the commercial, agricultural and industrial prosperity of the Dominion is vitally dependent. The detriment to any country and demoralization to its people if there ...
    Text  Stewart, D.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 14 Dec 1905, 86-96   Some general comments about the banking business. A duty owed to the public to disseminate accurate information regarding this subject, as it is one upon which the commercial, agricultural and ...
  • The Work of the Central Bank
    Text  Rasminsky, Louis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Oct 1963, 41-56     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Two recent Annual Reports published by the Bank of Canada to explain what the Bank was doing and why; also press statements on the six occasions that the Bank Rate was changed. The submission to ...
    Text  Rasminsky, Louis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Oct 1963, 41-56   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Two recent Annual Reports published by the Bank of Canada to explain what the Bank ...
  • Science and the Aerospace Industry
    Text  Jones, Thomas V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 14 Jan 1965, 163-172     The broad trend of scientific effort and the aerospace industry's interest in it. A technology industry dependent to a great extent on an informed understanding of how technical effort can best be applied. The primary concern five years ago, and now. The need for each satellite to serve some specific ...
    Text  Jones, Thomas V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 14 Jan 1965, 163-172   The broad trend of scientific effort and the aerospace industry's interest in it. A technology industry dependent to a great extent on an informed understanding of how technical effort can ...
  • The International Expansion of Banking
    Text  Hanselmann, Guido P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 15 Jan 1976, 204-217     Banking, discussed under the following headings. Buildup of an International Network. Swiss Banks Abroad—Foreign Banks in Switzerland. Reasons for Increased Internationalization. Necessity and Risk. What Does the Future Hold? Canada used as an example under the last heading, particularly with regard to the James Bay and Churchill Falls projects, the ...
    Text  Hanselmann, Guido P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 15 Jan 1976, 204-217   Banking, discussed under the following headings. Buildup of an International Network. Swiss Banks Abroad—Foreign Banks in Switzerland. Reasons for Increased Internationalization. Necessity and Risk. What Does the Future Hold? Canada ...
  • Banking in Canada—The Next Ten Years
    Text  Frazee, Rowland C., Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 6 Jan 1977, 153-165     The decennial revision of the Bank Act. Some background and history. Some issues that have emerged, and future implications of the revision. Various problems, with a detailed discussion of each: the narrowness of existing banking legislation, the problem of foreign banks operating in Canada, the problem of proposed restrictions on ...
    Text  Frazee, Rowland C., Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 6 Jan 1977, 153-165   The decennial revision of the Bank Act. Some background and history. Some issues that have emerged, and future implications of the revision. Various problems, with a detailed discussion of each: ...
  • Technology and Tomorrow
    Text  Anderson, Roy A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 18 Jan 1979, 179-188     The Lockheed Corporation associated with Canada as a supplier of high technology products; as a buyer of a considerable amount of goods and services; as a corporation with its services headquarters in Vancouver. A description of the association with regard to orders, and as a partnership. Observations by the speaker ...
    Text  Anderson, Roy A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 18 Jan 1979, 179-188   The Lockheed Corporation associated with Canada as a supplier of high technology products; as a buyer of a considerable amount of goods and services; as a corporation with its services ...
  • Current Questions About Banking
    Text  Bouey, Gerald K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 13 Nov 1980, 102-115     Answers to the following questions about banking in Canada. Why are interest rates so high? Why doesn't Canada have a more independent monetary policy so that interest rates here don't have to move so closely in lock-step with those in the United States? Why is the Bank of Canada so ...
    Text  Bouey, Gerald K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 13 Nov 1980, 102-115   Answers to the following questions about banking in Canada. Why are interest rates so high? Why doesn't Canada have a more independent monetary policy so that interest rates here don't ...
  • Foreign Banks in Canada
    Text  MacIntosh, Robert M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 9 Dec 1982, 142-155     Some historical perspective first. Then, a review of the present situation. The lack of legislation regarding foreign banks in Canada, prior to 1967. Why banking in Canada did not follow the pattern of multinational investment so evident in most industries. The Bank Act of 1967. The failure of legislation to ...
    Text  MacIntosh, Robert M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 9 Dec 1982, 142-155   Some historical perspective first. Then, a review of the present situation. The lack of legislation regarding foreign banks in Canada, prior to 1967. Why banking in Canada did not follow ...
  • Canadian Banks—Myth and Reality
    Text  Stewart, Walter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 3 Mar 1983, 258-268     A response to the question "Are our banks safe?" The speaker's belief that we can no longer take it for granted that Canadian banks are safe. Reasons why. The possibility of a banking collapse; examining our own banks in a more critical way than we have in the past. A ...
    Text  Stewart, Walter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 3 Mar 1983, 258-268   A response to the question "Are our banks safe?" The speaker's belief that we can no longer take it for granted that Canadian banks are safe. Reasons why. The possibility ...
  • The Trust Industry: Meeting the Competitive Challenge
    Text  Marchment, Alan R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 15 Mar 1984, 298-310     Changes in the market for financial services. The historical and emerging roles of banks, trust companies, insurance companies, and investment firms. Problems of fairness and equality of legislation effecting the operation of these institutions. Revision of the Bank Act of 1954. Historical and political reasons for the inequality. The need ...
    Text  Marchment, Alan R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 15 Mar 1984, 298-310   Changes in the market for financial services. The historical and emerging roles of banks, trust companies, insurance companies, and investment firms. Problems of fairness and equality of legislation effecting the ...
  • Education and Innovation: Twin Paths to Canada's Future
    Text  Macdonald, H. Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 26 Apr 1984, 372-386     Views on the future of Canada. Importance of education and innovation to Canada's future. The information revolution and its impact on Canada. Significance of knowledge skills and research and development. Maximizing the potential of human resources. Problems with cutting university budgets. Suggestions for broader education; upgrading in competence of knowledge ...
    Text  Macdonald, H. Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 26 Apr 1984, 372-386   Views on the future of Canada. Importance of education and innovation to Canada's future. The information revolution and its impact on Canada. Significance of knowledge skills and research and development. ...
  • Financial Industry Restructuring: A User's Guide
    Text  Taylor, Allan R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 14 Mar 1985, 377-392     Changes underway in Canada's financial system. Questions of the process of regulatory reform; will it be progress; who will benefit; government and industry involved and vocal, but what about the customer? The financial industry in Canada in a state of change. "financial services industry restructuring" and what it really means. ...
    Text  Taylor, Allan R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 14 Mar 1985, 377-392   Changes underway in Canada's financial system. Questions of the process of regulatory reform; will it be progress; who will benefit; government and industry involved and vocal, but what about the ...
  • Technology and the Competitive Challenge
    Text  Wright, Dr. Douglas T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 28 Nov 1985, 160-173     Critical times for Canada as we are being challenged to develop new ways of doing things, to develop and adopt new technologies, to be far more innovative than we have ever been before. The challenge to develop a whole new economic framework to meet the threat of much more intensive ...
    Text  Wright, Dr. Douglas T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 28 Nov 1985, 160-173   Critical times for Canada as we are being challenged to develop new ways of doing things, to develop and adopt new technologies, to be far more innovative than we have ...
  • Engineering Change: Transition to Tomorrow
    Text  Mackay-Lassonde, Claudette, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 6 Nov 1986, 97-107     The importance of engineering to Canada's history, especially in terms of transportation: opening up railways, seaways and highways. Canadian engineering today: excelling in transportation, energy development, resource development and cold-climate and tunnel technology, telecommunications. The role of the profession and its importance to Canada's future. How engineers transform scientific discoveries. ...
    Text  Mackay-Lassonde, Claudette, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 6 Nov 1986, 97-107   The importance of engineering to Canada's history, especially in terms of transportation: opening up railways, seaways and highways. Canadian engineering today: excelling in transportation, energy development, resource development and cold-climate ...
  • A Scientist and the World He Lives In
    Text  Polanyi, John C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 27 Nov 1986, 149-161     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A brief personal history, including the progress of the speaker's research. The role of his graduate students. Their intellectual courage and what that means. Some discussion of the nature of research. The speaker's regret at ...
    Text  Polanyi, John C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 27 Nov 1986, 149-161   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A brief personal history, including the progress of the speaker's research. The role of his ...
  • Trade, Technology and Tomorrow
    Text  McGinnis, Lloyd R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Mar 1987, 318-325     Two priorities as Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce: "Exports are of paramount importance to our future," and "Advanced technology is our only hope of meeting global competition." The importance of export trade to Canada. The reduction in demand for Canada's resource products. Looking elsewhere than ...
    Text  McGinnis, Lloyd R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Mar 1987, 318-325   Two priorities as Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce: "Exports are of paramount importance to our future," and "Advanced technology is our only hope of meeting ...
  • Setting the Agenda for a Knowledge-Based Economy
    Text  Lortie, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 2 Nov 1989, 79-92     A discussion of Canada's ability to reap the full benefits from advances in science and technology, and what is necessary for us to reach this goal. The need to adopt new attitudes towards science, technology and technological progress; for a concerted effort that transcends our industries and public institutions. A ...
    Text  Lortie, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 2 Nov 1989, 79-92   A discussion of Canada's ability to reap the full benefits from advances in science and technology, and what is necessary for us to reach this goal. The need to adopt ...
  • Different Drummers
    Text  MacIntosh, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 17 Sep 1991, 56-67     Different Drummers: the speaker's book on banking and politics in Canada. The regulatory environment catching up with reality: over and over again. Concern with recent disclosures by the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI): an example of regulatory lag. The globalization of the financial system. International standards and some ...
    Text  MacIntosh, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 17 Sep 1991, 56-67   Different Drummers: the speaker's book on banking and politics in Canada. The regulatory environment catching up with reality: over and over again. Concern with recent disclosures by the Bank of ...
  • A Property/Casualty Insurance Perspective on Financial Reform
    Text  Anderson, George D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 1 Feb 1996, 347-357     Reference to the 1992 review of the legislation governing Canada's financial institutions by the federal government, and the upcoming review in 1997. The debate on possible reforms as it is taking shape. The possibility that it is taking the wrong shape, a narrow debate about banks selling insurance rather than ...
    Text  Anderson, George D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 1 Feb 1996, 347-357   Reference to the 1992 review of the legislation governing Canada's financial institutions by the federal government, and the upcoming review in 1997. The debate on possible reforms as it is ...
  • The Extension of Bank Control in the Financial Services Industry
    Text  Schultz, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 Feb 1996, 369-379     Two issues the speaker will address: "the concentration of banks' power in our financial system and; means of levelling the playing field between bank and non-bank players." Expectations of the 1997 white paper from the Department of Finance in Ottawa on the regulation of financial services in Canada. How it ...
    Text  Schultz, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 Feb 1996, 369-379   Two issues the speaker will address: "the concentration of banks' power in our financial system and; means of levelling the playing field between bank and non-bank players." Expectations of the ...
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