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  • Tax Reform
    Text  Benson, The Hon. Edgar J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 13 Feb 1969, 185-197     A reformed taxation system to be in operation within the next year. The desire for a fair system by Government and by Canadian taxpayers. A look at the proposed five-stage programme to tax reform presented by the speaker's predecessor. Steps taken by the speaker leading to the publication of a ...
    Text  Benson, The Hon. Edgar J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 13 Feb 1969, 185-197   A reformed taxation system to be in operation within the next year. The desire for a fair system by Government and by Canadian taxpayers. A look at the proposed five-stage ...
  • Canada's Century If …
    Text  Holding, William Frederick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 17 Jan 1952, 185-198     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Reference to Sir Wilfred Laurier's statement that the 20th century would belong to Canada. What Sir Laurier saw in Canada and Canadians to prompt him to make this statement. Recognition of Canada's considerable progress. Canada's ...
    Text  Holding, William Frederick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 17 Jan 1952, 185-198   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Reference to Sir Wilfred Laurier's statement that the 20th century would belong to Canada. What ...
  • New Policies for the Eighties
    Text  MacGuigan, The Honourable Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 22 Jan 1981, 196-204     Factors for a nation's survivial: "their understanding of conditions and events in the world beyond their borders; and their flexibility in fashioning their institutions and policies to make survival possible in the world at large." A discussion of the significance of those principles for Canada in the eighties. Suggestions for ...
    Text  MacGuigan, The Honourable Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 22 Jan 1981, 196-204   Factors for a nation's survivial: "their understanding of conditions and events in the world beyond their borders; and their flexibility in fashioning their institutions and policies to make survival possible ...
  • 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 ...
  • Foreign Policy in Action
    Text  Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Nov 1986, 108-113     The consequences of not implementing alternatives to protectionism. Broadening trade agreements. Parallels in history to Canada's current trade situation from fifty years ago: the basis of the GATT. Pursuing our bilateral and multilateral trading interests together with the United States. A global trading system that depends on a strong U.S. ...
    Text  Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Nov 1986, 108-113   The consequences of not implementing alternatives to protectionism. Broadening trade agreements. Parallels in history to Canada's current trade situation from fifty years ago: the basis of the GATT. Pursuing our ...
  • There Are No Limits—PCS and a New Competitive Advantage
    Text  Ferchat, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 19 Oct 1995, 183-192     "There are no limits except those that are self-imposed." Thoughts and comments on the Quebec situation. "Breaking down the barriers that keep us from realising all the opportunities within our reach." A focus on one of those opportunities in the speaker's industry of telecommunications, particularly in the wireless world: cellular ...
    Text  Ferchat, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 19 Oct 1995, 183-192   "There are no limits except those that are self-imposed." Thoughts and comments on the Quebec situation. "Breaking down the barriers that keep us from realising all the opportunities within our ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Competitive Edge: Canada's R&D Strategies for the Global Market
    Text  Pottie, Dr. Ross F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 7 Feb 1991, 271-282     Canada's growing inability to compete with the rest of the world, and some reasons why that is happening. A consistent trade deficit in the higher value-added goods. Canada's rating in the last World Competitiveness Report. The strong correlation between spending on innovation and success in world markets. What innovation means. ...
    Text  Pottie, Dr. Ross F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 7 Feb 1991, 271-282   Canada's growing inability to compete with the rest of the world, and some reasons why that is happening. A consistent trade deficit in the higher value-added goods. Canada's rating in ...
  • Trade: Canada's Lifeblood
    Text  Kelleher, The Hon. James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 27 Feb 1986, 280-288     A review of yesterday's Federal Budget, and "the role it plays within the broad and focussed plan for economic renewal and national reconciliation that has been our Government's mission since September 4, 1984." The Government's commitment to restore the economic vitality in Canada, one instrument being that of expanding international ...
    Text  Kelleher, The Hon. James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 27 Feb 1986, 280-288   A review of yesterday's Federal Budget, and "the role it plays within the broad and focussed plan for economic renewal and national reconciliation that has been our Government's mission since ...
  • Expanding Trade—The Positive Approach to Economic Growth
    Text  Little, Elliott M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 7 Feb 1963, 152-164     The slow down in Canada's rate of growth since 1956. The high rate of unemployment. The decrease in capital investment. A general sense of malaise, a loss of confidence and purpose that afflicts Canadians at the present time. Two features of Canadian trading policy over the last century, in conflict ...
    Text  Little, Elliott M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 7 Feb 1963, 152-164   The slow down in Canada's rate of growth since 1956. The high rate of unemployment. The decrease in capital investment. A general sense of malaise, a loss of confidence and ...
  • Inside the Common Market
    Text  MacDonald, Dean H.I., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 16 Nov 1961, 56-68     What is going on inside the Common Market itself. European attitudes to the world economy, the underlying philosophy of the Common Market's institutions and the Common market's hopes and aspirations. Bringing something of the European message to Canadian ears. Two goals of the speaker: to describe some of the highlights; ...
    Text  MacDonald, Dean H.I., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 16 Nov 1961, 56-68   What is going on inside the Common Market itself. European attitudes to the world economy, the underlying philosophy of the Common Market's institutions and the Common market's hopes and aspirations. ...
  • The State and Foreign Trade
    Text  Mathieson, George S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 7 Nov 1946, 70-86     The current Foreign Trade Week in Toronto. Foreign Trade as one of the most vital elements in the Canadian economy. The incapability of 12 million people in Canada to absorb the abundance of wealth that Canada can, and does produce, both industrially and agriculturally. The importance of the channels of ...
    Text  Mathieson, George S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 7 Nov 1946, 70-86   The current Foreign Trade Week in Toronto. Foreign Trade as one of the most vital elements in the Canadian economy. The incapability of 12 million people in Canada to absorb ...
  • Merger Review in a Changing Global Environment
    Text  Goldman, Calvin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 26 Oct 1989, 62-78     Remarks on the protection of competition itself in a changing global environment; an environment which is adapting to liberalized trade and increasingly global markets. A discussion of competition law in Canada in the late 1980's; an examination of its relevance to a changing global environment. The speaker's view that Canada ...
    Text  Goldman, Calvin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 26 Oct 1989, 62-78   Remarks on the protection of competition itself in a changing global environment; an environment which is adapting to liberalized trade and increasingly global markets. A discussion of competition law in ...
  • Canada's Widening Horizon
    Text  Woods, Colonel J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 9 Oct 1930, 230-239     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The Canadian Club, and the Toronto Board of Trade. Some words on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its work. Speaking with confidence as to the general situation within the Dominion. The ever widening horizon that faces us in our business ...
    Text  Woods, Colonel J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 9 Oct 1930, 230-239   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The Canadian Club, and the Toronto Board of Trade. Some words on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its work. Speaking ...
  • 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 ...
  • Government and Private Enterprise
    Text  Winters, The Honourable Robert H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 19 Feb 1959, 224-234     Developing trends in the relationship between Government and private enterprise with emphasis on trade. The system and form of Canada's Government, and how they have been changing in a progressive development toward more and more democracy. The changing importance of Government in relation to our private lives, our business activities ...
    Text  Winters, The Honourable Robert H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 19 Feb 1959, 224-234   Developing trends in the relationship between Government and private enterprise with emphasis on trade. The system and form of Canada's Government, and how they have been changing in a progressive ...
  • The Free Trade Conspiracy and Other Canadian Myths
    Text  Shortell, Ann, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 14 Nov 1991, 214-223     Stories about how Canadian mythology is molding our economic future. The state of the Canadian psyche. The so-called free trade conspiracy: details and who believes it and why they believe it. How the speaker debunks the myth. The collision course between federal monetary and trade policy. Ottawa's inability to accept ...
    Text  Shortell, Ann, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 14 Nov 1991, 214-223   Stories about how Canadian mythology is molding our economic future. The state of the Canadian psyche. The so-called free trade conspiracy: details and who believes it and why they believe ...
  • The Outlook for 1931
    Text  Baldwin, H.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 11 Dec 1930, 318-329     Facing the facts of the Canadian business situation to pull ourselves out of this depression. The precarious undertaking of forecasting business conditions. Disillusionment and disappointment over the discovery that we still follow the old economic laws. Paying the penalty as individuals and as a country when we rush into extravagant ...
    Text  Baldwin, H.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 11 Dec 1930, 318-329   Facing the facts of the Canadian business situation to pull ourselves out of this depression. The precarious undertaking of forecasting business conditions. Disillusionment and disappointment over the discovery that we ...
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