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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 ...
  • Live One-On-One with Michael Vaughan, Host of Rob-TV's "Bottom Line"
    Text  Dell, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 2 Apr 2002, 458-474     Michael Dell and Michael Vaughn dialogue through a variety of topics and issues, including: the rapidly-changing nature of business; entrepreneurship; preparation for the business world from Michael's childhood; technology; standards; what will be the standard in home ownership and use; broadening the business; markets and future markets; pulling out of ...
    Text  Dell, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 2 Apr 2002, 458-474   Michael Dell and Michael Vaughn dialogue through a variety of topics and issues, including: the rapidly-changing nature of business; entrepreneurship; preparation for the business world from Michael's childhood; technology; standards; ...
  • 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 ...
  • How Technology is Changing the Way We Do Business
    Text  McNealy, Scott, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 1 Oct 2003, 42-54     Elections. Hockey. Controversy. Innovation. The commoditization of technology. Corporate governance. The Financial Accounting Standards Board. SEC. Cash accounting. Personal investor responsibility. Regulation. Law enforcement. Keeping the market economy dynamic. Using information technology. Privacy. The computer industry.
    Text  McNealy, Scott, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 1 Oct 2003, 42-54   Elections. Hockey. Controversy. Innovation. The commoditization of technology. Corporate governance. The Financial Accounting Standards Board. SEC. Cash accounting. Personal investor responsibility. Regulation. Law enforcement. Keeping the market economy dynamic. Using ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Technology in the Next Century
    Text  Bloomberg, Michael R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 1 Oct 1998, 137-149     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Comments on the year 2000 problem. Technology and how companies come and go. Fortune 500 companies then and now. Coping with rapid change and how technology exacerbates that change. Past forecasts and how accurate they ...
    Text  Bloomberg, Michael R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 1 Oct 1998, 137-149   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Comments on the year 2000 problem. Technology and how companies come and go. Fortune 500 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
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