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  • The Economy Enters a New Decade
    Text  Smith, Dr. Arthur J.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 8 Jan 1970, 181-197     Thinking about the future. Thinking about the future, especially of the economic future, as a relatively new development of the past quarter century. The revolution of "looking ahead." The more immediate needs of the time prior to the last 25 years. A natural progression to thinking about post-war economies that ...
    Text  Smith, Dr. Arthur J.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 8 Jan 1970, 181-197   Thinking about the future. Thinking about the future, especially of the economic future, as a relatively new development of the past quarter century. The revolution of "looking ahead." The more ...
  • Prescriptions for Post-Control Canada
    Text  McKeough, The Honourable Darcy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 13 Apr 1978, 379-395     National economic issues as Canada moves beyond controls. The need to set aside the notion that Canada is winding down. Reasons why that notion is wrong. Some statistics. The dismantling of the Anti-Inflation Program. Some assertions about how Canada might proceed, discussed under the following headings: Building on a basic ...
    Text  McKeough, The Honourable Darcy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 13 Apr 1978, 379-395   National economic issues as Canada moves beyond controls. The need to set aside the notion that Canada is winding down. Reasons why that notion is wrong. Some statistics. The dismantling ...
  • Canada At The Crossroads
    Text  Culver, David M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 17 Apr 1986, 376-386     Features of the Canadian view that the speaker suggests need to be changed. Geography: making our nation state appropriate to the new larger world arena through our policies; Canada in the no-man's land politically; the effect of our geography on Canadian attitudes to trade, culture and political independence. The feature ...
    Text  Culver, David M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 17 Apr 1986, 376-386   Features of the Canadian view that the speaker suggests need to be changed. Geography: making our nation state appropriate to the new larger world arena through our policies; Canada in ...
  • Canada in the Year 2000
    Text  Cornelissen, Michael A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 24 Nov 1988, 130-145     A long, hard, sober look at the long-term future of Canada. Where do we want to be in 12 years, a time during which the sum total of human knowledge will double once again. Opportunities during that time. A review which looks first at the immediate past 12 years; the ...
    Text  Cornelissen, Michael A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 24 Nov 1988, 130-145   A long, hard, sober look at the long-term future of Canada. Where do we want to be in 12 years, a time during which the sum total of human knowledge ...
  • Financial Forum 2008
    Text       Donald G.M. Coxe A quote from Leon Trotsky. A century that has begun with a redefinition of the capital markets and is continuing to do so. The disaster area of the market. Misleading, deceptive misbehaviour and its consequences. Why commodities were best. The speaker’s company’s formula for investing, with some ...
    Text     Donald G.M. Coxe A quote from Leon Trotsky. A century that has begun with a redefinition of the capital markets and is continuing to do so. The disaster area of ...
  • An Amateur Looks at the Canadian Economy
    Text  Smith, Arthur Le Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 11 Dec 1947, 157-170     The Geneva Trade Agreements. The accomplishment of 26 nations emerging from a meeting with an agreement. An agreement broadly based on there being no discriminations in trade between those 26 countries. Some excerpts from the agreement, with explication. A further meeting going on right now, in Havana, where changes will ...
    Text  Smith, Arthur Le Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 11 Dec 1947, 157-170   The Geneva Trade Agreements. The accomplishment of 26 nations emerging from a meeting with an agreement. An agreement broadly based on there being no discriminations in trade between those 26 ...
  • 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 New Society: New Title, Same Old Debate
    Text  Pearson, Gerald E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 1 Apr 1976, 369-383     The problem of semantics in terms such as "free market system," "capitalism," "socialism," "free enterprise." The "mixed economy" that exists in Canada. Comments on the assertion by the Prime Minister announcing the federal spending cuts that Canada had entered "a new economic era" and that a "new kind of society" ...
    Text  Pearson, Gerald E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 1 Apr 1976, 369-383   The problem of semantics in terms such as "free market system," "capitalism," "socialism," "free enterprise." The "mixed economy" that exists in Canada. Comments on the assertion by the Prime Minister ...
  • An Alternative Government for Canada
    Text  Clark, Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 22 Apr 1976, 396-409     Mr. Clark's first areas of concern are what he perceives as two major developments of substance in terms of economic policy: the question of controls and the imposition of a form of controls that leave little room for consultation. This discussion is followed by the speaker's assertion that he regards ...
    Text  Clark, Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 22 Apr 1976, 396-409   Mr. Clark's first areas of concern are what he perceives as two major developments of substance in terms of economic policy: the question of controls and the imposition of a ...
  • A New Framework for Economic Policy
    Text  Martin, The Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 Oct 1994, 238-248     A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Opening up the process of budget making: a commitment made to Canadians eight months ago when the government submitted its budget. Two documents put forward last week to serve as the basis for the debate ...
    Text  Martin, The Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 Oct 1994, 238-248   A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Opening up the process of budget making: a commitment made to Canadians eight months ago ...
  • Expectations and Events
    Text  Towers, Graham Ford, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 9 Nov 1950, 69-81     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The fact that many of the looming anxieties of our time have not in fact materialized, and that even some of our most hopeful guesses have been surpassed by realization. Comments on the recent attention ...
    Text  Towers, Graham Ford, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 9 Nov 1950, 69-81   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The fact that many of the looming anxieties of our time have not in fact ...
  • Beyond the Looking Glass—Canada after Controls
    Text  Campagnolo, The Honourable Iona, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 21 Oct 1976, 49-59     An analogy of some current Canadian political situations with various characters in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, with the Canadian public cast as Alice herself. The analogy operates as a disguised review of some economic issues such as guidelines on wages and prices, and anti-inflation efforts. Problems with the controls ...
    Text  Campagnolo, The Honourable Iona, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 21 Oct 1976, 49-59   An analogy of some current Canadian political situations with various characters in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, with the Canadian public cast as Alice herself. The analogy operates as a ...
  • Competing in the Global Village
    Text  Berard, Andre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 19 Apr 1990, 307-315     A warning to Canada. "If we want to build a strong Canadian identity, if we want to protect our Canadian culture, if we want to guarantee our political independence, the number one condition is the building of a strong economy. That is not an option; it is a fact of ...
    Text  Berard, Andre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 19 Apr 1990, 307-315   A warning to Canada. "If we want to build a strong Canadian identity, if we want to protect our Canadian culture, if we want to guarantee our political independence, the ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Look at Canada Incorporated
    Text  Francis, Diane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 1 Nov 1990, 116-131     "The debate on free trade is off the mark." "And the Senate follies going on over the GST are also completely off the mark." A discussion of these statements. The tendency of Canadian politicians to indulge in "ostrich economics." The global economy and the liberalization of trade: the reality and ...
    Text  Francis, Diane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 1 Nov 1990, 116-131   "The debate on free trade is off the mark." "And the Senate follies going on over the GST are also completely off the mark." A discussion of these statements. The ...
  • Canadian Independence: Two Viewpoints
    Text  McClelland, Jack and MacIntosh, Robert M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 3 Feb 1972, 205-228     Two speeches and two chances for rebuttal by Mr. McClelland and Mr. MacIntosh regarding their disparate points of view over an independent Canada. Mr. McClelland begins. The foreign ownership debate. Mr. McClelland's frustration at what he perceives to be a lack of active leadership on the part of Mr. Trudeau ...
    Text  McClelland, Jack and MacIntosh, Robert M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 3 Feb 1972, 205-228   Two speeches and two chances for rebuttal by Mr. McClelland and Mr. MacIntosh regarding their disparate points of view over an independent Canada. Mr. McClelland begins. The foreign ownership debate. ...
  • Thirty Million Musketeers
    Text  Gibson, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 2 Oct 1995, 123-142     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Fraser Institute. A review and description of many of the precepts put forth in the speaker's book. Three opening statements which the speaker asserts to be true, but which cannot continue to be true, and cannot mutually co-exist for ...
    Text  Gibson, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 2 Oct 1995, 123-142   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Fraser Institute. A review and description of many of the precepts put forth in the speaker's book. Three opening ...
  • A New National Economic Policy
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 1 Oct 1971, 1-10     National economic policy. Suggestions for future policies. Ontario's role in determining national economic policy. A review of Ontario's current activities. Federal-provincial economic interdependence. The Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation and new terms of reference.
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 1 Oct 1971, 1-10   National economic policy. Suggestions for future policies. Ontario's role in determining national economic policy. A review of Ontario's current activities. Federal-provincial economic interdependence. The Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation and ...
  • The Canadian Economy in the Post-Control Era
    Text  Post, Dr. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 6 Oct 1977, 27-40     The Economic Council of Canada. The fourteenth Annual Review to be published about a month after this address. A discussion of some of the major issues facing the Canadian economy over the next five years. Economic Performance and Outlook. Causes of high levels of unemployment. Consumer prices. Balance of payments ...
    Text  Post, Dr. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 6 Oct 1977, 27-40   The Economic Council of Canada. The fourteenth Annual Review to be published about a month after this address. A discussion of some of the major issues facing the Canadian economy ...
  • The Real Dimensions of Canada's Contemporary Political Economy
    Text  Beigie, Carl E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 8 Oct 1981, 21-35     A brilliant economic future for Canada, only if the disciplines of harsh reality are realized, and steps taken in the near term to restore reasonable balance to the economic system. The policy of monetary gradualism embarked upon six years ago. The basic goal to bring down inflation a failure. Problems ...
    Text  Beigie, Carl E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 8 Oct 1981, 21-35   A brilliant economic future for Canada, only if the disciplines of harsh reality are realized, and steps taken in the near term to restore reasonable balance to the economic system. ...
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