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  • 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 ...
  • Ontario’s 2008–2009 Budget
    Text       The presentation of the 2008-09 Ontario budget to the legislature yesterday. Stronger-than-expected growth in 2007. The growth expected in 2008. Some sectors facing serious difficulties. Factors affecting growth forecasts and creating uncertainty. The government maintaining its approach. The five-point economic plan. Investing in skills, education, infrastructure, supporting innovation, lowering business ...
    Text     The presentation of the 2008-09 Ontario budget to the legislature yesterday. Stronger-than-expected growth in 2007. The growth expected in 2008. Some sectors facing serious difficulties. Factors affecting growth forecasts and ...
  • Budget 2008
    Text       The presentation of the budget yesterday in Ottawa. Where we are and where we are going. Some reference to members of the audience. The permanent sharing of the federal gas tax. The third budget of this Government of Canada. An economic plan for Canada. Steps taken yesterday as additional ones ...
    Text     The presentation of the budget yesterday in Ottawa. Where we are and where we are going. Some reference to members of the audience. The permanent sharing of the federal gas ...
  • Building a Powerful Economy Through Innovation
    Text  Emerson, The Hon. David L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 21 Sep 2005, 16-26     Entering public life and what that was like for the speaker. The economy in Canada. A changing world and how that might effect Canada's economy. Concerns - what the speaker worried about. Ways to get ready. Anticipating threats and opportunities. Where we go from here. Where not to go. The ...
    Text  Emerson, The Hon. David L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 21 Sep 2005, 16-26   Entering public life and what that was like for the speaker. The economy in Canada. A changing world and how that might effect Canada's economy. Concerns - what the speaker ...
  • 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 ...
  • Leviathan or Post-War Trends in Government and Business
    Text  Lougheed, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 23 Oct 1947, 72-81     Shifting from a war-time to a peace-time footing. A presentation of what appears to be "one of two current political-economic conflicts—conflicts which must be resolved before we are to achieve the peace and prosperity so confidently referred to during the latter years of war, and so wistfully considered at the ...
    Text  Lougheed, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 23 Oct 1947, 72-81   Shifting from a war-time to a peace-time footing. A presentation of what appears to be "one of two current political-economic conflicts—conflicts which must be resolved before we are to achieve ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Alternatives for a Free Society
    Text  McIvor, Donald K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 5 Feb 1976, 251-262     A speech of enquiry, addressing what choices we have, in Trudeau's words: "…as a free people responsible for our own destiny and capable of shaping our own future." Terms and definitions for "free market system" and "mixed economy." Response to what the Prime Minister has said. Agreement, with discussion that ...
    Text  McIvor, Donald K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 5 Feb 1976, 251-262   A speech of enquiry, addressing what choices we have, in Trudeau's words: "…as a free people responsible for our own destiny and capable of shaping our own future." Terms and ...
  • A Canadian Anti-Inflation Program
    Text  Biddell, John L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 29 Jan 1976, 232-250     Two distinct anti-inflation programs: one announced by the Prime Minister Oct. 14 and second, the one which will have to be put together to get us out of the first one; one which will get us de-controlled without having inflation take off again. Merits of, and comments on, the first ...
    Text  Biddell, John L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 29 Jan 1976, 232-250   Two distinct anti-inflation programs: one announced by the Prime Minister Oct. 14 and second, the one which will have to be put together to get us out of the first ...
  • Energy and Government
    Text  McKeough, The Honourable W. Darcy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 22 Nov 1973, 117-130     Areas of agreement and disagreement between Queen's Park and the banks of the Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, particularly areas of misunderstanding. The basic issue of price. Policies in the 1950s vs. what is needed now. Indexation and Economic Policy. Indexation in Private Enterprise and Regulated Systems. Indexation and Monetary Policy. ...
    Text  McKeough, The Honourable W. Darcy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 22 Nov 1973, 117-130   Areas of agreement and disagreement between Queen's Park and the banks of the Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, particularly areas of misunderstanding. The basic issue of price. Policies in the 1950s ...
  • The Interdependence of Nations and the Peace of Canada
    Text  Van Lennep, Emile, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 22 Oct 1973, 57-69     A brief history and review of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since its inception in 1961. Characteristics of the 24 member countries (including Canada). A discussion of market economies. Two major themes of this address are: "the major changes that are at present under way in our ...
    Text  Van Lennep, Emile, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 22 Oct 1973, 57-69   A brief history and review of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since its inception in 1961. Characteristics of the 24 member countries (including Canada). A discussion of ...
  • Does Government Economic Policy-Making Make a Difference? The Canadian Case
    Text  Gillies, James M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 25 Oct 1973, 70-82     Concern with what is seen as a "virtual abdication by the government from the responsibility for more effective management of the economy." The dangers of new ways of measuring our economic environment. What is and is not appropriate as an acceptable inflation rate. A detailed discussion on the issue of ...
    Text  Gillies, James M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 25 Oct 1973, 70-82   Concern with what is seen as a "virtual abdication by the government from the responsibility for more effective management of the economy." The dangers of new ways of measuring our ...
  • Free Enterprise in Canada
    Text  Caouette, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 9 Nov 1972, 88-104     Post-election speech. Short review of the election results. Prospects of the Social Credit Party of Canada outside of Quebec. Canada's economic problems as the main one. Regional and provincial disparities. Solutions as proposed by the Social Credit Party. Economic roles of government, individuals, and institutions.
    Text  Caouette, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 9 Nov 1972, 88-104   Post-election speech. Short review of the election results. Prospects of the Social Credit Party of Canada outside of Quebec. Canada's economic problems as the main one. Regional and provincial disparities. ...
  • The Canada Development Corporation
    Text  Hampson, H. Anthony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 17 Feb 1972, 244-262     The Canada Development Corporation and some background as to its origins in the mid-1950s. Walter Gordon's Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects. The issue of non-resident ownership and control of the Canadian economy. Changes in Canada's trade and balance of payments. The growth of exports vs. imports. Demand for Canada's ...
    Text  Hampson, H. Anthony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 17 Feb 1972, 244-262   The Canada Development Corporation and some background as to its origins in the mid-1950s. Walter Gordon's Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects. The issue of non-resident ownership and control of ...
  • 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. ...
  • The World Monetary System: A Pattern for the Future
    Text  Rockefeller, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 16 Dec 1971, 124-137     A review of the underlying reasons for the deterioration in monetary conditions in recent years. Observations on the resulting strain put upon world economic ties in general, and especially between Canada and the U.S. Proposals for additional ways of restoring a more flexible monetary system. The devaluation of the U.S. ...
    Text  Rockefeller, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 16 Dec 1971, 124-137   A review of the underlying reasons for the deterioration in monetary conditions in recent years. Observations on the resulting strain put upon world economic ties in general, and especially between ...
  • 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 ...
  • Responsible and Prudent Economic Policies
    Text  Thatcher, The Rt. Hon. Margaret, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 27 Sep 1983, 19-34     Responsible and prudent economic policies within countries, and between countries. Economic freedom. Over-protective government. Personal responsibility and private initiative. Public expenditure as a proportion of national income. Decreasing government ownership and regulation. Personal tax reduction.
    Text  Thatcher, The Rt. Hon. Margaret, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 27 Sep 1983, 19-34   Responsible and prudent economic policies within countries, and between countries. Economic freedom. Over-protective government. Personal responsibility and private initiative. Public expenditure as a proportion of national income. Decreasing government ownership ...
  • 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. ...
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