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  • How Socio-Economic Changes Affect Bell Canada Enterprises
    Text  Cyr, J.V. Raymond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 29 Jan 1987, 242-249     The significance of current socio-economic changes in Canada, against the background of changes that are affecting the speaker's industry. Concern with the "increasing degree to which we, as a nation, have become dependent on the services sector of our economy," with examples and remarks as to the significance of this ...
    Text  Cyr, J.V. Raymond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 29 Jan 1987, 242-249   The significance of current socio-economic changes in Canada, against the background of changes that are affecting the speaker's industry. Concern with the "increasing degree to which we, as a nation, ...
  • Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?
    Text  Francis, Diane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 2 Oct 1986, 26-37     The speaker reviews issues addressed in her book, "Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?". She begins with some comparisons between Canada and the United States, and continues with a discussion of power. She follows with a discussion of the fact that 32 families and five conglomerates control about one third of ...
    Text  Francis, Diane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 2 Oct 1986, 26-37   The speaker reviews issues addressed in her book, "Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?". She begins with some comparisons between Canada and the United States, and continues with a discussion of ...
  • An Update of the Economic and Fiscal Situation
    Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 18 Sep 1986, 15-25     A joint meeting with The Canadian Club of Toronto. Steps taken by the current Progressive Conservative Government to reach their objective of sustained economic growth and productive jobs for Canadians. Specific agenda items. Steps in a five-year fiscal plan to restore public finances to a state of health. Progress in ...
    Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 18 Sep 1986, 15-25   A joint meeting with The Canadian Club of Toronto. Steps taken by the current Progressive Conservative Government to reach their objective of sustained economic growth and productive jobs for Canadians. ...
  • Free Markets, Foreign Exchange and the International Monetary Market
    Text  Melamed, Leo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 10 Apr 1986, 364-375     The International Monetary Market (IMM) of Chicago and its economic backdrop. The IMM as the marketplace which ushered in the financial futures revolution that ultimately changed and reshaped modern concepts of risk management. Some statistics to show the worldwide acceptance of this tool of finance, and a detailed discussion of ...
    Text  Melamed, Leo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 10 Apr 1986, 364-375   The International Monetary Market (IMM) of Chicago and its economic backdrop. The IMM as the marketplace which ushered in the financial futures revolution that ultimately changed and reshaped modern concepts ...
  • Canada 1986: New Realities
    Text  Drouin, Marie-Josée, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 13 Feb 1986, 248-263     An address focussing on broad economic and social trends, or on the "political economy." The need for Canadians to understand choices to be made, and the opinions underlying these choices, with regard to fiscal policy, social policy, and trade policy. Making correct choices dependant on the shared perception we have ...
    Text  Drouin, Marie-Josée, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 13 Feb 1986, 248-263   An address focussing on broad economic and social trends, or on the "political economy." The need for Canadians to understand choices to be made, and the opinions underlying these choices, ...
  • Meeting the Canadian Challenge
    Text  Redfern, John D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 14 Nov 1985, 134-146     The speaker's concern and frustration with the low level of appreciation we have for our current environment, and our somewhat gloomy expectations for the future. Meeting the Canadian challenge. The lack of appreciation of reality, caused by the post-war period, leaving a "legacy of expensive tastes, bad habits, and an ...
    Text  Redfern, John D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 14 Nov 1985, 134-146   The speaker's concern and frustration with the low level of appreciation we have for our current environment, and our somewhat gloomy expectations for the future. Meeting the Canadian challenge. The ...
  • The World Economy
    Text  Volcker, Paul A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 28 Oct 1985, 85-99     A dinner meeting held jointly by The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The world economy: "The success of the entire enterprise is dependent upon all the participants playing a constructive role." The various roles and significance of various countries in the world economy, beginning with ...
    Text  Volcker, Paul A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 28 Oct 1985, 85-99   A dinner meeting held jointly by The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The world economy: "The success of the entire enterprise is dependent upon all ...
  • The Challenge Ahead
    Text  MacDonald, The Hon. Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Mar 1985, 405-418     Changes and challenges essential to the economic renewal of Canada and our success as a nation. Problems and opportunities facing Canada as discussed at the National Economic Conference in Ottawa just days prior to this address. A consensus on the future of Canada. Jobs as a number one priority. Challenges ...
    Text  MacDonald, The Hon. Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Mar 1985, 405-418   Changes and challenges essential to the economic renewal of Canada and our success as a nation. Problems and opportunities facing Canada as discussed at the National Economic Conference in Ottawa ...
  • Business-Government Relations In A Changing Public Opinion Environment
    Text  Gregg, Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 7 Feb 1985, 290-304     The current positive state of Canada's economy, with examples and details. The linkage between business, government and the economy: an acknowledgement, but not a clear understanding of why government sometimes acts as business would like, and sometimes not. A fundamental change for Canadians in 1982-83, due to a dissatisfaction with ...
    Text  Gregg, Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 7 Feb 1985, 290-304   The current positive state of Canada's economy, with examples and details. The linkage between business, government and the economy: an acknowledgement, but not a clear understanding of why government sometimes ...
  • The Canadian Economy
    Text  Mulholland, William D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 13 Oct 1983, 51-64     The Canadian economy. Review and analysis of Canada's current and future economy. Problems identified. Monetary and fiscal policies. Budget deficits. Business investments. Recession. Economic recovery. Protectionism. Debt management of third-world countries. Fiscal discipline. Trends in world trade. GATT.
    Text  Mulholland, William D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 13 Oct 1983, 51-64   The Canadian economy. Review and analysis of Canada's current and future economy. Problems identified. Monetary and fiscal policies. Budget deficits. Business investments. Recession. Economic recovery. Protectionism. Debt management of third-world ...
  • Competition—The Cornerstone of the Free Enterprise System
    Text  Walker, The Honourable Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 24 Feb 1983, 247-257     Competition; the tremendous opportunities that exist for Canada to compete and win in the world marketplace; the dangers that threaten that very competitiveness. A review of Canadian history, culture, advantages, and Ontario as a world-class competitor. Some statistics. Government waste. The federal deficit and debt. Canada's structural deficit accompanied by ...
    Text  Walker, The Honourable Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 24 Feb 1983, 247-257   Competition; the tremendous opportunities that exist for Canada to compete and win in the world marketplace; the dangers that threaten that very competitiveness. A review of Canadian history, culture, advantages, ...
  • Lessons from Current Miseries
    Text  Walker, Michael A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 17 Feb 1983, 231-246     Some of the lessons we should learn from our recent economic experience. The speaker's belief that "unless we firmly understand the force of events which has led us to the current pass, we are very unlikely to seize the present opportunity to rebuild a more certain and more prosperous future." ...
    Text  Walker, Michael A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 17 Feb 1983, 231-246   Some of the lessons we should learn from our recent economic experience. The speaker's belief that "unless we firmly understand the force of events which has led us to the ...
  • Corporate Power and Public Purpose
    Text  d'Aquino, Thomas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 13 Jan 1983, 169-182     Canada and the economy. The role and responsibilities of business in Canada's national life, and what business leaders of Canada are doing to help us recover from the deep wounds of recession. The recent report of the Social Affairs Commission of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, "Ethical Reflections on ...
    Text  d'Aquino, Thomas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 13 Jan 1983, 169-182   Canada and the economy. The role and responsibilities of business in Canada's national life, and what business leaders of Canada are doing to help us recover from the deep wounds ...
  • Weathering the Storm—Manitoba's Economy
    Text  Schroeder, The Honourable Victor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 6 Jan 1983, 160-168     Unemployment figures in Canada and the level of human tragedy represented by those figures. Economic conditions in Manitoba prior to the current recession. A critical review of the policy of the previous government in Manitoba. A list of activities undertaken by the current government when they took office in 1981. ...
    Text  Schroeder, The Honourable Victor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 6 Jan 1983, 160-168   Unemployment figures in Canada and the level of human tragedy represented by those figures. Economic conditions in Manitoba prior to the current recession. A critical review of the policy of ...
  • The Canadian Dream—We Must Wake Up to Enjoy It
    Text  de Grandpré, A. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 14 Jan 1982, 194-210     The "Canadian Dream" of freedom, prosperity and opportunity for their families. Assets and blessings of Canada, including our natural resources; the parliamentary system of government; our proximity to the United States. A list of successful industries and businesses in Canada. Some liabilities, including geography, climate and demographics; unemployment and shortage ...
    Text  de Grandpré, A. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 14 Jan 1982, 194-210   The "Canadian Dream" of freedom, prosperity and opportunity for their families. Assets and blessings of Canada, including our natural resources; the parliamentary system of government; our proximity to the United ...
  • The Future is Not What it Used to Be
    Text  Baird, Charles F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 30 Apr 1981, 382-395     An examination of some of the "major characteristics of change that will face Canada and the world in the 1980s." The economic future of the Western industrial countries is not optimistic in the medium-term outlook. Basic problems facing policy makers are "the high cost of unemployment and inflation, and the ...
    Text  Baird, Charles F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 30 Apr 1981, 382-395   An examination of some of the "major characteristics of change that will face Canada and the world in the 1980s." The economic future of the Western industrial countries is not ...
  • National Purpose and Future Industrial Development
    Text  Gray, The Honourable Herb, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 24 Apr 1980, 379-389     The old questions: "about whether our differences are greater than our similarities; about whether the whole, Canada, should be greater than the sum of its parts of merely equal to the sum of its parts; about whether the country will continue to exist." Current problems of persistent inflation, high interest ...
    Text  Gray, The Honourable Herb, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 24 Apr 1980, 379-389   The old questions: "about whether our differences are greater than our similarities; about whether the whole, Canada, should be greater than the sum of its parts of merely equal to ...
  • Does the Twentieth Century Belong to Canada?
    Text  Clarke, L.D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 22 Mar 1979, 285-293     The need for a national strategy, with a detailed description following as to how and why this strategy would help Canada claim the twentieth century. Some topics covered include: the factors that dictate economic decisions; how others see us: the lack of visible national goals; an ailing economy; a chaotic ...
    Text  Clarke, L.D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 22 Mar 1979, 285-293   The need for a national strategy, with a detailed description following as to how and why this strategy would help Canada claim the twentieth century. Some topics covered include: the ...
  • The State of Canadian Capitalism: A Political View
    Text  Lewis, Stepehn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 26 Oct 1978, 47-60     A detailed description of the recent postal strike and how it was handled by all parties involved. The federal government and collective bargaining: a critical perspective. Three practical suggestions by the speaker to salvage the situation. The economy, and how the present government appears not to understand it. The mistake ...
    Text  Lewis, Stepehn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 26 Oct 1978, 47-60   A detailed description of the recent postal strike and how it was handled by all parties involved. The federal government and collective bargaining: a critical perspective. Three practical suggestions by ...
  • Multiculturalism, National Unity and the Canadian Economy
    Text  Cafik, The Honourable Norman A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 6 Apr 1978, 364-378     The Commonwealth as precursor of the policy of multiculturalism, and how that is so. Canada's multicultural policy as a pragmatic policy stemming from an awareness of the reality of Canada where at least 30% of the people are of neither English nor of French extraction. Implementation of the policy results ...
    Text  Cafik, The Honourable Norman A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 6 Apr 1978, 364-378   The Commonwealth as precursor of the policy of multiculturalism, and how that is so. Canada's multicultural policy as a pragmatic policy stemming from an awareness of the reality of Canada ...
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