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  • Economic Directions for Canada
    Text  Andras, The Honourable Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 8 Feb 1979, 219-229     The need for a realistic perspective of what we have and what we are as a country in Canada. A presentation of a balanced perspective, particularly with regard to our economic past, present and future. International factors. The strong and weak points of our current economic situation. Response of the ...
    Text  Andras, The Honourable Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 8 Feb 1979, 219-229   The need for a realistic perspective of what we have and what we are as a country in Canada. A presentation of a balanced perspective, particularly with regard to our ...
  • Canada's Opportunity—A Progressive Programme for Nation-wide Prosperity Through Full Resource Development
    Text  Eaton, Cyrus S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 30 Nov 1950, 109-120     The ideal combination of Canada's geography, climate and resources (human and natural) affording us an unprecedented era of nationwide prosperity. The crucial question: "will Canada's leaders of government, finance, industry, agriculture and labour have the imagination and courage to adopt the bold and progressive policies required to turn Canada's boundless ...
    Text  Eaton, Cyrus S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 30 Nov 1950, 109-120   The ideal combination of Canada's geography, climate and resources (human and natural) affording us an unprecedented era of nationwide prosperity. The crucial question: "will Canada's leaders of government, finance, industry, ...
  • Mega-Projects and Their Futures
    Text  McIvor, Donald K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 18 Nov 1982, 105-116     The economy and the theories of Charles Darwin. The speaker's analogy that "many of the ideas that Darwin developed to explain the workings of the organic world are quite relevant to our economic and social existence." How that is so. Some pointers to survival and future prosperity as the speaker ...
    Text  McIvor, Donald K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 18 Nov 1982, 105-116   The economy and the theories of Charles Darwin. The speaker's analogy that "many of the ideas that Darwin developed to explain the workings of the organic world are quite relevant ...
  • The Economic Future of Canada
    Text  Wood, General Robert E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 13 Mar 1952, 283-290     Some personal reminiscences. The speaker's many ties with the Dominion. The friendliness which has developed on both sides of the line during the last 20 years. Possibilities of union to be decided by Canadians. Development in the Dominion over the last ten years. Primary causes for changes in the word ...
    Text  Wood, General Robert E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 13 Mar 1952, 283-290   Some personal reminiscences. The speaker's many ties with the Dominion. The friendliness which has developed on both sides of the line during the last 20 years. Possibilities of union to ...
  • 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. ...
  • Can Canada Survive The Soviet Challenge
    Text  Argue, Hazen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 4 Feb 1960, 187-195     The rate of growth of industrial capacity of the Soviet Union. "The Growth of Soviet Economic Power" as published by the Canadian-American Committee, sponsored by the National Planning Association of the U.S.A., and the Private Planning Association of Canada. The speaker addresses this concern under the following headings: Why Are ...
    Text  Argue, Hazen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 4 Feb 1960, 187-195   The rate of growth of industrial capacity of the Soviet Union. "The Growth of Soviet Economic Power" as published by the Canadian-American Committee, sponsored by the National Planning Association of ...
  • Some Questions about Economic Planning in Canada
    Text  Smith, Arthur J.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 1 Nov 1962, 49-62     An increase in the interest in economic planning. The establishment of a national economic development board. The possible nature, objectives, scope of such a board. The need for greater understanding about the possibilities of economic planning under such a board. This address a "somewhat provocative scratching of the surface of ...
    Text  Smith, Arthur J.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 1 Nov 1962, 49-62   An increase in the interest in economic planning. The establishment of a national economic development board. The possible nature, objectives, scope of such a board. The need for greater understanding ...
  • After The Crises—The Clean-Up
    Text  Barkway, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 8 Nov 1962, 63-69     Causes and cures of Canada's economic crisis. The need for a longer view and a deeper diagnosis than we are getting from either politicians or economists. The issue of foreign capital. The dangers and the costs of continuing dependency of foreign capital. Signs that the Government is aware both of ...
    Text  Barkway, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 8 Nov 1962, 63-69   Causes and cures of Canada's economic crisis. The need for a longer view and a deeper diagnosis than we are getting from either politicians or economists. The issue of foreign ...
  • Canada—Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Duncan, Sir Val, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 26 Feb 1970, 286-298     Taking stock of Canada, of "this young and virile nation, of its problems and challenges and perhaps peer a little into the future." History of the speaker's company in Canada. The development of Canada's natural resources, and the part his company played in that development. An examination of the mineral ...
    Text  Duncan, Sir Val, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 26 Feb 1970, 286-298   Taking stock of Canada, of "this young and virile nation, of its problems and challenges and perhaps peer a little into the future." History of the speaker's company in Canada. ...
  • The Accelerating Pace of Progress
    Text  Templeton, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 May 1995, 12-25     The economic aspect of change. Living in a period of prosperity. Some comparisons from 50 years ago. Canada's rank as first in the world in terms of the quality of life. Achievements in Canada over the last 25 years. Indications of improved quality of life. The increasing acceptance of the ...
    Text  Templeton, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 May 1995, 12-25   The economic aspect of change. Living in a period of prosperity. Some comparisons from 50 years ago. Canada's rank as first in the world in terms of the quality of ...
  • Canada and Its Development
    Text  Spillman, Harry C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 15 Oct 1925, 270-282     The role of the businessman and commerce in building up a nation. Commerce as a seat of power but also as a seat of responsibility. The three ways in which this business responsibility manifests itself. The need for leadership, and the nature of leadership. On the eve of very wonderful ...
    Text  Spillman, Harry C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 15 Oct 1925, 270-282   The role of the businessman and commerce in building up a nation. Commerce as a seat of power but also as a seat of responsibility. The three ways in which ...
  • Canada and the Anti-Inflation Program—One Year Later
    Text  Pepin, The Honourable Jean-Luc, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 14 Oct 1976, 32-48     Personal observations on the first year of the anti-inflation program, with an emphasis on psychology more than on economic and social statistics. An attempt to answer the question "What has been, what is the attitude of Canadians vis-à-vis the program, vis-à-vis the Price and Income Policy in particular? A very ...
    Text  Pepin, The Honourable Jean-Luc, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 14 Oct 1976, 32-48   Personal observations on the first year of the anti-inflation program, with an emphasis on psychology more than on economic and social statistics. An attempt to answer the question "What has ...
  • 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 ...
  • Post-War constructive Period From a Western Viewpoint
    Text  Henders, R.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 22 May 1919, 291-302     The clash of arms past; the glorious days of peace with a complete and everlasting triumph of the forces of justice and liberty here. Turning to look at the aftermath of the war; the large expenditure that has to be made, and the population that is here to meet it. ...
    Text  Henders, R.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 22 May 1919, 291-302   The clash of arms past; the glorious days of peace with a complete and everlasting triumph of the forces of justice and liberty here. Turning to look at the aftermath ...
  • Build Industry—Build Canada
    Text  Mathers, F.D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 12 Apr 1962, 262-273     "Build Industry—Build Canada" as a suggestion that makes the ultimate in common sense. The continued considerable strength of the Canadian economy. Some caution about the present upturn. Developments of enormous and far-reaching significance unfolding in the world. The resurgence of Europe and the strikes towards Old World unity. Now Europe ...
    Text  Mathers, F.D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 12 Apr 1962, 262-273   "Build Industry—Build Canada" as a suggestion that makes the ultimate in common sense. The continued considerable strength of the Canadian economy. Some caution about the present upturn. Developments of enormous ...
  • Rocks on the Road Ahead
    Text  McEachern, Ronald A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 6 Apr 1961, 303-314     Some of the very hard and disagreeable problems which now confront Canada on a longer-term basis, and particularly for the period between now and 1970. The end of a quarter-century of easy and swift growth. A brief review of economic development and progress over the last 25 years. The current ...
    Text  McEachern, Ronald A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 6 Apr 1961, 303-314   Some of the very hard and disagreeable problems which now confront Canada on a longer-term basis, and particularly for the period between now and 1970. The end of a quarter-century ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Power of Innovation: Driving Small Business Growth
    Text  Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Oct 2001, 160-169     How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. The impact of the events of 9/11 on business. Canada's position in facing this difficult period. The excellent health of our financial institutions. The resonse of the BDC. Other influences such as the globalisation of markets and growing ...
    Text  Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Oct 2001, 160-169   How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. The impact of the events of 9/11 on business. Canada's position in facing this difficult period. The excellent ...
  • 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 ...
  • Facing Up to 1975
    Text  Bonner, Robert W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 21 Nov 1974, 114-125     Why 1975 will be a "significant and dramatic year in our contemporary history." Since 1971, a period of "considerable material prosperity joined with a period of not inconsiderable inflation." The results of those factors. The contemplation of a recession. Four considerations that might affect our conventional thinking about material progress: ...
    Text  Bonner, Robert W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 21 Nov 1974, 114-125   Why 1975 will be a "significant and dramatic year in our contemporary history." Since 1971, a period of "considerable material prosperity joined with a period of not inconsiderable inflation." The ...
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