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  • Assuring Canada's Place in the Transforming Global Economy
    Text  Allan, Elyse, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 23 Oct 2006, 90-102     How Canada can make its mark economically and bring prosperity to her people - a story from the Globe and Mail. Defining our relevance in today's dynamic global marketplace. Improving our competitiveness. How Canada is positioned today - some key measures. Some warning signs. Challenges to Canada and most countries ...
    Text  Allan, Elyse, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 23 Oct 2006, 90-102   How Canada can make its mark economically and bring prosperity to her people - a story from the Globe and Mail. Defining our relevance in today's dynamic global marketplace. Improving ...
  • Canadian Competitiveness in the Global Economy
    Text  Hand, Scott, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 10 Nov 2005, 124-137     The plan to bring Inco and Falconbridge together - offering an answer to the questions regarding how Canadian companies can stay competitive in a global economy and what the implications are for the rest of the country. Canadian mining in general - some facts and figures. Exploration; research and development; ...
    Text  Hand, Scott, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 10 Nov 2005, 124-137   The plan to bring Inco and Falconbridge together - offering an answer to the questions regarding how Canadian companies can stay competitive in a global economy and what the implications ...
  • Canada Needs More of the World
    Text  Waugh, Richard E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 27 Oct 2005, 82-92     Scotiabank as Canada's most international bank. Some illustratiave statistics. Ways in which Canada needs more of the world. The need to embrace internationalism. Factors changing the world's economic landscape. The need to recognize these trends and embrace the opportunity they present. A note of caution and the need to focus. ...
    Text  Waugh, Richard E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 27 Oct 2005, 82-92   Scotiabank as Canada's most international bank. Some illustratiave statistics. Ways in which Canada needs more of the world. The need to embrace internationalism. Factors changing the world's economic landscape. The ...
  • Revolutinary Thinking in Retail Banking
    Text  Kuhlmann, Arkadi, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Jun 2005, 454-465     Shareholders benefitting - consumers getting left behind. Canadian banks slipping in global rankings. Do better or risk "shrinking to greatness." Consumer trends and technological innovations driving change in the banking industry. The regulatory framework and its effects. A review of the retail banking industry in Canada. Empowered customers embracing change ...
    Text  Kuhlmann, Arkadi, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Jun 2005, 454-465   Shareholders benefitting - consumers getting left behind. Canadian banks slipping in global rankings. Do better or risk "shrinking to greatness." Consumer trends and technological innovations driving change in the banking ...
  • Public Policy and the Changing Nature of Canadian Banks
    Text  Raymond, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 7 Apr 2005, 318-330     An outline of the speaker's views concerning the key forces that are shaping the legislative and regulatory framework. Mergers between big banks in Quebec and Ontario. Three important currents that characterize the national legislative and regulatory framework. Political dimensions. Public policy objectives that guide elected officials and civil servants when ...
    Text  Raymond, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 7 Apr 2005, 318-330   An outline of the speaker's views concerning the key forces that are shaping the legislative and regulatory framework. Mergers between big banks in Quebec and Ontario. Three important currents that ...
  • The Power of Innovation: Driving Small Business Growth
    Text  Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Oct 2001, 160-169     How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. The impact of the events of 9/11 on business. Canada's position in facing this difficult period. The excellent health of our financial institutions. The resonse of the BDC. Other influences such as the globalisation of markets and growing ...
    Text  Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Oct 2001, 160-169   How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. The impact of the events of 9/11 on business. Canada's position in facing this difficult period. The excellent ...
  • Why Canadian Bank Mergers Are Not in the National Interest
    Text  Jackman, The Hon. Henry N.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 7 Jun 2004, 434-446     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The merger of the Royal Bank and the Bank of Montreal - an ongoing story. Nothing decided. A review of the issues. A description of the relationship between our Canadian banks and the federal government. ...
    Text  Jackman, The Hon. Henry N.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 7 Jun 2004, 434-446   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The merger of the Royal Bank and the Bank of Montreal - an ongoing story. ...
  • Dancing with the Elephant: Contending with an Assertive Superpower in Trade and Global Diplomacy
    Text  Pettigrew, The Hon. Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 25 Sep 2003, 20-31     Developing an extraordinary partnership and relationship between Canada and the United States. Some trade disputes between Canada and the United States. Other trading relationships. Some facts and figures about Canada as a trading nation. The Doha Development Round. Advantages of trading with the United States. Some more figures. Six goals. ...
    Text  Pettigrew, The Hon. Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 25 Sep 2003, 20-31   Developing an extraordinary partnership and relationship between Canada and the United States. Some trade disputes between Canada and the United States. Other trading relationships. Some facts and figures about Canada ...
  • A New Mandate for OSFI
    Text  Palmer, John R.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 8 Jun 2000, 52-63     An explanation of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Canada's financial-sector institutions. OSFI as a legislative mandate. How the mandate, passed into law in 1996, has driven the activities of OSFI. How the OSFI has been fundamentally transformed as a result of that legislation. A new approach to ...
    Text  Palmer, John R.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 8 Jun 2000, 52-63   An explanation of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Canada's financial-sector institutions. OSFI as a legislative mandate. How the mandate, passed into law in 1996, has driven the ...
  • The Pan-Arab Movement and The Sterling Bloc
    Text  Kassarji, Lee G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 6 Mar 1946, 271-283     The speaker's export company and its contacts and agents in all parts of the world, including the Middle East, heart of the Arab lands. The speaker's conviction that Canada, with all her vast resources, will become great if she will increase her trade with foreign lands. The need by exporters ...
    Text  Kassarji, Lee G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 6 Mar 1946, 271-283   The speaker's export company and its contacts and agents in all parts of the world, including the Middle East, heart of the Arab lands. The speaker's conviction that Canada, with ...
  • 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 ...
  • Operation Export Opportunity
    Text  Winter, The Hon. Robert H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 5 Jan 1967, 137-147     A project which qualified as a Centennial observance: a stepped-up export promotional programme by the Department of Trade and Commerce. The direct link between an expanding export performance and sound, sustained economic growth and prosperity for Canada. A challenge to the export community, made at the Canadian Export Association October ...
    Text  Winter, The Hon. Robert H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 5 Jan 1967, 137-147   A project which qualified as a Centennial observance: a stepped-up export promotional programme by the Department of Trade and Commerce. The direct link between an expanding export performance and sound, ...
  • What's Behind the Proposed Bank Mergers?
    Text  Hunkin, John S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 12 Feb 1998, 320-327     The speaker's intention to step back and look at what's behind the desire to merge. The real driver globalisation and how that is so. Why globalisation is happening. New opportunities being created. How a company can achieve scale. The record number of takeovers last year. The pursuit of size and ...
    Text  Hunkin, John S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 12 Feb 1998, 320-327   The speaker's intention to step back and look at what's behind the desire to merge. The real driver globalisation and how that is so. Why globalisation is happening. New opportunities ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canada's Potential and Our Political Will
    Text  Gillespie, The Honourable Alastair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 4 Oct 1973, 33-45     How Canada can learn and benefit from the mistakes and successes of other great cities and nations. Political will and determination that allows decisions and choices based on our own values. Resisting short-term expediencies in favour of long-term answers. A discussion of specific recent decisions and initiatives by the Canadian ...
    Text  Gillespie, The Honourable Alastair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 4 Oct 1973, 33-45   How Canada can learn and benefit from the mistakes and successes of other great cities and nations. Political will and determination that allows decisions and choices based on our own ...
  • The Business of Bank Mergers: A Sound Strategy for Canada
    Text  Baillie, A. Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 20 Nov 1998, 240-252     An illustrative reminder of the very deep roots of opposition to bank mergers. A brief listing of recent mergers. Canada's stable, secure, and successful banking system. Responding to change and to challenge. Calculated risks critical to meeting Canadians' needs today. An attitude towards risk and an aptitude to execute well ...
    Text  Baillie, A. Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 20 Nov 1998, 240-252   An illustrative reminder of the very deep roots of opposition to bank mergers. A brief listing of recent mergers. Canada's stable, secure, and successful banking system. Responding to change 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 ...
  • 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: ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canada and the Pacific Challenge
    Text  Smith, Dr. Stuart L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 29 Mar 1984, 322-330     Changes in the world economy and Canada's place in it. Shift in focus from Atlantic to Pacific trade. Knowledge-intensive products. Decline in resource-based trade. Canada's record so far in the new economy not good. Suggestions for improvement: joint ventures with Japan; making use of intellectual property in Canadian universities.
    Text  Smith, Dr. Stuart L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 29 Mar 1984, 322-330   Changes in the world economy and Canada's place in it. Shift in focus from Atlantic to Pacific trade. Knowledge-intensive products. Decline in resource-based trade. Canada's record so far in the ...
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