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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Some Canadian Myths About the U.S.
    Text  Gotlieb, Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 9 Apr 1987, 383-394     Myths as definers and delimiters of a nation. Myths as limiters of nations, if allowed to substitute for vision. How Americans perceive or misperceive, Canada-U.S. trade. "The seven deadly myths." The difficulty of eradicating myths. Some unfortunate myths or misconceptions held by Canadians about the U.S. and about our relationship ...
    Text  Gotlieb, Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 9 Apr 1987, 383-394   Myths as definers and delimiters of a nation. Myths as limiters of nations, if allowed to substitute for vision. How Americans perceive or misperceive, Canada-U.S. trade. "The seven deadly myths." ...
  • Canada-U.S. Trade: A Time for Decision
    Text  Reuber, Grant L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 26 Mar 1987, 358-368     Trade negotiations between Canada and the United States: an agreement to be reached six months from the time of this address. Factors influencing the timetable. The nature of the last negotiations. A consensus of majority agreement by Canadians, with the free trade agreement. Predictions and thoughts in retrospect. Concerns. The ...
    Text  Reuber, Grant L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 26 Mar 1987, 358-368   Trade negotiations between Canada and the United States: an agreement to be reached six months from the time of this address. Factors influencing the timetable. The nature of the last ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Canada in the Changed World Economy
    Text  Dobson, Wendy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 4 Dec 1986, 162-174     The underlying issue to the proposal by Canada's government to negotiate a trade agreement with the United States government: "Canada's ability to respond to the changed global economic environment in ways that ensure future growth in Canadians' living standards." Some of the major changes that have occurred in the world ...
    Text  Dobson, Wendy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 4 Dec 1986, 162-174   The underlying issue to the proposal by Canada's government to negotiate a trade agreement with the United States government: "Canada's ability to respond to the changed global economic environment in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Liberal Viewpoints
    Text  Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 20 Oct 1986, 60-68     A joint meeting held with The Canadian Club of Toronto. Concerns about where the Mulroney Government is leading us. The speaker's agenda for the future of Canada. A critical review of some initiatives of the Mulroney government: tax reform and trade. Turner notes a lack of stability and predictability, rather ...
    Text  Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 20 Oct 1986, 60-68   A joint meeting held with The Canadian Club of Toronto. Concerns about where the Mulroney Government is leading us. The speaker's agenda for the future of Canada. A critical review ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Opportunities for the 1990s
    Text  MacLeod, J.M. "Jack", The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 3 Apr 1986, 353-363     Three issues that have in common a critical need for management of change to position our industry and our country favourably for opportunities for the 1990s: volatile oil markets, national fiscal planning, and international trade. A detailed discussion of each issue follows and covers many of the following topics. The ...
    Text  MacLeod, J.M. "Jack", The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 3 Apr 1986, 353-363   Three issues that have in common a critical need for management of change to position our industry and our country favourably for opportunities for the 1990s: volatile oil markets, national ...
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