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  • Meeting the Challenges of Tomorrow
    Text  Peterson, The Honourable David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 23 Apr 1987, 410-420     A joint meeting with The Canadian Club of Toronto. The uneveness of Ontario's comparative economic boom, with some details. The need to ensure that our resource, manufacturing, and service sectors develop the knowledge base and research and development capacity to guarantee our place in the global economy. Maintaining and improving ...
    Text  Peterson, The Honourable David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 23 Apr 1987, 410-420   A joint meeting with The Canadian Club of Toronto. The uneveness of Ontario's comparative economic boom, with some details. The need to ensure that our resource, manufacturing, and service sectors ...
  • Business in a Fast-Changing World
    Text  Daniel, C. William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 15 Mar 1979, 274-284     To begin, a discussion of some recent trends in our society which are "of major concern to business people today." A review of how the present situation came about. Two trends: "the risk-avoidance syndrome;" and "the new international competitors." Two alternative scenarios for the future: "a world of internal preoccupation;" ...
    Text  Daniel, C. William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 15 Mar 1979, 274-284   To begin, a discussion of some recent trends in our society which are "of major concern to business people today." A review of how the present situation came about. Two ...
  • Keys to Canada's Future
    Text  Allan, John D., Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 13 Jan 1977, 166-180     The self-confidence of the Sixties replaced by the self-doubt and uncertainty of the Seventies, with a discussion of that thought. A review of Canada's institutions, particularly our economic system. Elements of keys to Canada's future: "the crucial role played by competitiveness, innovation together with achievement, initiative together with incentive, sound ...
    Text  Allan, John D., Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 13 Jan 1977, 166-180   The self-confidence of the Sixties replaced by the self-doubt and uncertainty of the Seventies, with a discussion of that thought. A review of Canada's institutions, particularly our economic system. Elements ...
  • Service: The New Profit Factor
    Text  Cleghorn, John E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 23 Mar 1989, 302-309     The need for Canada to restore a tradition of good quality service. Consequences of not doing so. The serious challenges from imports in both goods and services. Winners must offer the best value for money. Making the words "Canadian business" synonymous with "top quality." Some good Canadian examples including Roots ...
    Text  Cleghorn, John E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 23 Mar 1989, 302-309   The need for Canada to restore a tradition of good quality service. Consequences of not doing so. The serious challenges from imports in both goods and services. Winners must offer ...
  • Canada's World Role
    Text  McDougall, The Hon. Barbara, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 12 Nov 1992, 110-120     A review of the current state of affairs, with a focus on what is happening in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Somalia, and the EEC. The interdependence of the world now a "given." Canada's position in world trade. A list of the major forces influencing current affairs, and a discussion of ...
    Text  McDougall, The Hon. Barbara, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 12 Nov 1992, 110-120   A review of the current state of affairs, with a focus on what is happening in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Somalia, and the EEC. The interdependence of the world now ...
  • Opportunities Arising From International Business Trends
    Text  Holden-Brown, Sir Derrick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Mar 1987, 326-335     A brief personal background of the speaker's involvement with Canada. Finding new areas of growth by focussing on global markets for investors. The example of McDonald's Restaurants and their business strategy of going into partnership with local entrepreneurs. Another example in Pepsi-Cola. Motivations for expanding into the international market. The ...
    Text  Holden-Brown, Sir Derrick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Mar 1987, 326-335   A brief personal background of the speaker's involvement with Canada. Finding new areas of growth by focussing on global markets for investors. The example of McDonald's Restaurants and their business ...
  • Strategic Alliances: The Key to Canadian Competitiveness in the Coming Decades
    Text  MacNaughton, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 3 Dec 1992, 130-139     New approaches to strengthen business in Canada and Canadian business internationally. The need for strategic alliances that bring together business, labour, education, and government. Challenges in the 90s and beyond. Concerns for the Canadian economy. Canada's position in the G7 nations in terms of productivity and unemployment. Federal and provincial ...
    Text  MacNaughton, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 3 Dec 1992, 130-139   New approaches to strengthen business in Canada and Canadian business internationally. The need for strategic alliances that bring together business, labour, education, and government. Challenges in the 90s and beyond. ...
  • Imperatives for Business Survival: Learning to Live with Less
    Text  Rice, Victor A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 5 Jan 1984, 170-182     Less is more. Less confrontation between government, business, and labour; more collaboration. Less demand for the quick fix in economic policy; more perception of the need for basic structural changes. Less lip service to the urgent requirements of job creation; more productive investment. Less inclinationto resolve economic issues among nations ...
    Text  Rice, Victor A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 5 Jan 1984, 170-182   Less is more. Less confrontation between government, business, and labour; more collaboration. Less demand for the quick fix in economic policy; more perception of the need for basic structural changes. ...
  • Some Problems of Canadian Trade
    Text  Fowler, Robert M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 3 Nov 1960, 58-67     Trading problems now faced by Canada. A review of the state of the Canadian economy. Three or four suggestions of policies that might be tried, and two examples of policies that seem to be dangerous and undesirable.
    Text  Fowler, Robert M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 3 Nov 1960, 58-67   Trading problems now faced by Canada. A review of the state of the Canadian economy. Three or four suggestions of policies that might be tried, and two examples of policies ...
  • Competition Policy in Canada
    Text  Ostry, Dr. Sylvia, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 30 Oct 1975, 95-106     The first stage of the proposals to amend Canada's competition law just received final reading in the House of Commons. Why, in the face of strong opposition, the government has felt it necessary to proceed with such legislation. The primary objectives of competition policy. The goal of efficiency in the ...
    Text  Ostry, Dr. Sylvia, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 30 Oct 1975, 95-106   The first stage of the proposals to amend Canada's competition law just received final reading in the House of Commons. Why, in the face of strong opposition, the government has ...
  • Trading Up: Fair Trade in the New Global Economy
    Text  Gillespie, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 21 Jun 2001, 78-88     A "from where I sit" perspective on what it takes to compete and succeed internationally. Issues germane to the recent Summit of the Americas. What we, that is business, government and academia, need to do collectively to build more competitive teams for the recently inaugurated business Olympics among countries and ...
    Text  Gillespie, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 21 Jun 2001, 78-88   A "from where I sit" perspective on what it takes to compete and succeed internationally. Issues germane to the recent Summit of the Americas. What we, that is business, government ...
  • Big Fish from Little Ponds: Can Canada's Regional Companies Succeed in the Global Economy?
    Text  Oland, Derek, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 9 Apr 2002, 475-488     How the regional companies with which the speaker is associated--and others--are adapting to new global markets and how our governments need to rethink their relationships with regionally based organisations. Some personal reminiscences. Lessons from the Moosehead product. The Maritime economy and how it differs from other Canadian regional economies. The ...
    Text  Oland, Derek, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 9 Apr 2002, 475-488   How the regional companies with which the speaker is associated--and others--are adapting to new global markets and how our governments need to rethink their relationships with regionally based organisations. Some ...
  • Operating Within A Global Economy
    Text  Stronach, Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 10 Feb 1994, 309-320     Problems and viable solutions to Canada's economic situation. The global economy. Increased competition. Canada not prepared for global competition. Changing our political, tax, and education systems to improve living standards. Ending government-sponsored policy of multiculturalism. Depoliticizing Parliament. Decreasing government bureaucracy.
    Text  Stronach, Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 10 Feb 1994, 309-320   Problems and viable solutions to Canada's economic situation. The global economy. Increased competition. Canada not prepared for global competition. Changing our political, tax, and education systems to improve living standards. ...
  • The Future Is Not What It Was
    Text  Desjardins, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 13 Jan 1994, 251-265     Canada's economic prospects for 1994. The old ways don't work anymore. Uncertainty among Canadians. Why the Canadian experience is what it is. Uses Domtar as an example of the broader Canadian experience. How Domtar succeeded as an analogy to how Canada can succeed in the new global economy.
    Text  Desjardins, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 13 Jan 1994, 251-265   Canada's economic prospects for 1994. The old ways don't work anymore. Uncertainty among Canadians. Why the Canadian experience is what it is. Uses Domtar as an example of the broader ...
  • Canada and the Third World
    Text  Gerin-Lajoie, Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 13 Nov 1975, 124-135     Inflation as a world-wide problem. The importance of international relationships, including those with developing countries. Responsibilities and opportunities for the Canadian business community. Tools of Development: International development. The role of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Benefits for the Canadian economy. The range of involvement throughout Canada. Some statistics. ...
    Text  Gerin-Lajoie, Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 13 Nov 1975, 124-135   Inflation as a world-wide problem. The importance of international relationships, including those with developing countries. Responsibilities and opportunities for the Canadian business community. Tools of Development: International development. The role ...
  • Review of Canada's Expanding Role in the Global Market
    Text  Jeanniot, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 17 Mar 1988, 299-307     Some of the myths which have clouded the understanding of many Canadians. A discussion of some of the realities that today confront Canada in the global arena. Some views on the challenge which must be met by this country, its business, and its people, to become truly world competitive. The ...
    Text  Jeanniot, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 17 Mar 1988, 299-307   Some of the myths which have clouded the understanding of many Canadians. A discussion of some of the realities that today confront Canada in the global arena. Some views on ...
  • Free Trade: Cornerstone of a New National Policy
    Text  Lortie, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 10 Oct 1985, 46-58     The issue of the establishment of a free trade area with the United States. Canada at a critical juncture: the fourth time in the past 150 years that it has grappled with the issue of free trade with the U.S. The acknowledgement that Canada cannot remain resource-driven and insure the ...
    Text  Lortie, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 10 Oct 1985, 46-58   The issue of the establishment of a free trade area with the United States. Canada at a critical juncture: the fourth time in the past 150 years that it has ...
  • Canada—This Is Your Wake-Up Call
    Text  Nichol, Dave, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 31 Mar 1994, 368-379     Canada in financial trouble. Federal-Provincial debt. Marketing challenge. Reforms and changes necessary. The Top Ten Canadian Myths to be abolished for Canada's survival and how that might work. The need for visionary leaders.
    Text  Nichol, Dave, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 31 Mar 1994, 368-379   Canada in financial trouble. Federal-Provincial debt. Marketing challenge. Reforms and changes necessary. The Top Ten Canadian Myths to be abolished for Canada's survival and how that might work. The need ...
  • Investing in Canada's Future
    Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 29 May 1992, 11-22     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A reminder of some of Canada's achievements. Canada's standard of living in a global context. The government's current Prosperity Initiative: some plans and details. Two goals for the Prosperity Initiative: to seek advice, from Canadians, ...
    Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 29 May 1992, 11-22   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A reminder of some of Canada's achievements. Canada's standard of living in a global context. ...
  • Observations of a Canadian Multinational: the U.S. Experience
    Text  Drabinsky, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 23 Oct 1986, 69-83     Thoughts, reflections and questions with regard to Canada and the way of life for Canadians. Some factors that are important in answering such questions. Canada poised for greatness. The role and significance of a negative attitude towards ourselves. Reasons for a feeling of inferiority: history and influences. The assertion that ...
    Text  Drabinsky, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 23 Oct 1986, 69-83   Thoughts, reflections and questions with regard to Canada and the way of life for Canadians. Some factors that are important in answering such questions. Canada poised for greatness. The role ...
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