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Financial Forum 2008 
Text  Jan 3, 2008  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...
1948, A Year for Successful Worrying 
Text  Hoffman, Paul Gray, 1948, A Year for Successful Worrying, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 15 Jan 1948, 179-194  A sharing of the speaker's worries about the United States, justified by the interdependence of the economies of Canada and the U.S. The understatement that 1948 is a year of great crisis. The need to determine methods for the control of inflation, the manner in which our foreign aid programme...
Competing in the Global Village 
Text  Berard, Andre, Competing in the Global Village, 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 life." A detailed discussion...
Canada 1986: New Realities 
Text  Drouin, Marie-Josée, Canada 1986: New Realities, 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...
The Free Trade Conspiracy and Other Canadian Myths 
Text  Shortell, Ann, The Free Trade Conspiracy and Other Canadian Myths, 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....
Post-Budget Address 
Text  Martin, The Hon. Paul, Post-Budget Address, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 1 Mar 1994, 335-345  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The new budget mandate: restoration of fiscal responsibility for the public finances of Canada and renewal of the Canadian economy - a strategy for jobs and for growth. Goal of eliminating the deficit and the plan for...
Expectations and Events 
Text  Towers, Graham Ford, Expectations and Events, 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 attracted by...
Competition Policy in Canada 
Text  Ostry, Dr. Sylvia, Competition Policy in Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 30 Oct 1975, 95-106  The first stage of the proposals to amend Canada's competition law just received final reading in the House of Commons. Why, in the face of strong opposition, the government has felt it necessary to proceed with such legislation. The primary objectives of competition policy. The goal of efficiency...
Beyond the Looking Glass--Canada after Controls 
Text  Campagnolo, The Honourable Iona, Beyond the Looking Glass--Canada after Controls, 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...
Lessons from Current Miseries 
Text  Walker, Michael A., Lessons from Current Miseries, 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."...
Economic Strategy: the Myth of Provincial Impotence 
Text  Smith, Dr. Stuart, Economic Strategy: the Myth of Provincial Impotence, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 4 Jan 1979, 140-154  The relationship between the economy and unity in Canada. An historical perspective with regard to Canada and why it initially came together as a country. Three elements of our society supported as Canadians: a manufacturing sector of sorts; huge government expenditures; importing goods to provide...
The Canadian Economy and Its International Aspects 
Text  Jellett, Robert P., The Canadian Economy and Its International Aspects, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 18 Mar 1948, 299-311  The importance in world affairs which is held by Canada as a substantial part of the British Empire. Public debt and taxation, with figures. The net debt of the Federal Government at March 31, 1939. Necessary increases during the war years. The issue of "Active Assets." The difficulty of dealing...
Oil Markets: Their Impact on the Canadian Economy 
Text  Hennigar, Ross A., Oil Markets: Their Impact on the Canadian Economy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 15 Apr 1982, 376-389  Oil markets and their impact on Canadian economic policy. Some of the implications of making oil the crucial pivot for Canada's national development and fiscal strategies. Five shifts in thinking with regard to oil, oil prices, and the oil industry. Emerging questions about self-sufficiency and...
Being Pushed Into Socialism 
Text  Sandwell, B.K., Being Pushed Into Socialism, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 10 Nov 1932, 286-295  The new world into which we are entering. The new world we thought was going to emerge as a result of the ending of the war. Now within five years or so of getting rid of the war economically. What we may expect in the new world, and what we need to do to adjust ourselves to it. The great change...
Some Thoughts on the Threshold of the New Year 
Text  Hart, George Arnold Reeve, Some Thoughts on the Threshold of the New Year, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 16 Jan 1958, 147-158  Change as the order of the day. Changes in the business scene in Canada. The current situation. Some thoughts that might serve to put current conditions into perspective. Canada's material well-being and how it was achieved. Why Canada's growth has not proceeded steadily. The difficulty of...
Some Reflections on an Incomes Policy 
Text  Young, Dr. John, Some Reflections on an Incomes Policy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 2 Dec 1971, 93-105  Prices and Incomes Commission. Mandatory wage and price controls. Inflation and high unemployment. A review of a previous speech given two years previous (see "What Price for Price Stability?") and the three major topics of discussion. What happened since then and what the Commission learned from...
The Role of Government in the Economy of the '90s 
Text  Martin, Paul Jr., The Role of Government in the Economy of the '90s, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Jan 1988, 193-205  The kind of world economic environment we find ourselves in and what "ought to be" the changing role of government within that environment. Change and how it has manifested itself: in an increasingly globalized economy and in a steady decline in the value of raw materials relative to manufactured...
Imperatives for Business Survival: Learning to Live with Less 
Text  Rice, Victor A., Imperatives for Business Survival: Learning to Live with Less, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 5 Jan 1984, 170-182  Less is more. Less confrontation between government, business, and labour; more collaboration. Less demand for the quick fix in economic policy; more perception of the need for basic structural changes. Less lip service to the urgent requirements of job creation; more productive investment. Less...
The State and Foreign Trade 
Text  Mathieson, George S., The State and Foreign Trade, 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...
Our National Task 
Text  Imrie, John M., Our National Task, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 6 Feb 1936, 221-234  Purchasing power of the prosperous prairie area during pre-depression days that contributed substantially to industrial employment and general prosperity throughout Eastern Canada. Effects of the world depression on the Prairie Provinces. Ways in which the prosperity of Canada depends upon the...
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