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  • Canada's Health Charter: Its Implications
    Text  Hall, the Honourable Emmett M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 9 Dec 1965, 107-120     The speaker's Chairmanship of the Royal Commission on Health Services and some proposals that he and his colleagues made. The need for Canadians to be healthy physically and mentally as well as educated. The necessity that there not be any question of conflict or of priority between the needs of ...
    Text  Hall, the Honourable Emmett M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 9 Dec 1965, 107-120   The speaker's Chairmanship of the Royal Commission on Health Services and some proposals that he and his colleagues made. The need for Canadians to be healthy physically and mentally as ...
  • Building the New Ontario
    Text  Grossman, Larry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 20 Mar 1986, 324-335     The issue of the provincial government's drive to pass the "Health Care Accessibility Act," legislation designed to end extra-billing by Ontario physicians. The speaker's background, especially as Minister of Health, and some of his experiences during that time. Some basic questions about the way health care policy is developed in ...
    Text  Grossman, Larry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 20 Mar 1986, 324-335   The issue of the provincial government's drive to pass the "Health Care Accessibility Act," legislation designed to end extra-billing by Ontario physicians. The speaker's background, especially as Minister of Health, ...
  • Islet Transplant - Towards a Cure for Diabetes
    Text  Shapiro, Dr. James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 2 Nov 2000, 119-132     The Edmonton protocol towards a cure for diabetes. The history of diabetes and the research for a cure. The discovery of insulin. Cases diagnosed today. The cost to Canadian society. A number of choices in the way that diabetes is treated and controlled. A discussion and explanation of the process ...
    Text  Shapiro, Dr. James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 2 Nov 2000, 119-132   The Edmonton protocol towards a cure for diabetes. The history of diabetes and the research for a cure. The discovery of insulin. Cases diagnosed today. The cost to Canadian society. ...
  • How Safe is Your Water?
    Text  Vander Laan, Hank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 5 Oct 2000, 99-111     The safety of our drinking water. An overview of the issues countries face to ensure that safe and adequate drinking water is available. Water-protedction strategies currently used here and in other countries. The leading-edge water-treatment tedchnologies that have been developed in Canada. An illustration of the urgency of the water ...
    Text  Vander Laan, Hank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 5 Oct 2000, 99-111   The safety of our drinking water. An overview of the issues countries face to ensure that safe and adequate drinking water is available. Water-protedction strategies currently used here and in ...
  • A Canadian Technology Success Story Cancer Therapy: From Concept to Commonplace
    Text  Dupont, Dr. Eric, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 30 Nov 2000, 158-168     The speaker as both scientist and businessman. Hope as the inspiration for the work done at AEterna. The progress made in cancer therapy. Canadian research achievements in bringing about increasingly successful cancer treatments. Some facts and figures. Reason for hope. Details of progress. The cost at which these advances have ...
    Text  Dupont, Dr. Eric, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 30 Nov 2000, 158-168   The speaker as both scientist and businessman. Hope as the inspiration for the work done at AEterna. The progress made in cancer therapy. Canadian research achievements in bringing about increasingly ...
  • E-Health: The Potential for Radical Change to Health-Care Delivery
    Text  Closson, Tom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 25 Jan 2001, 230-240     The University Health Network. An illustrative chest-pain scenario. What is possible with the technology we have today, but is unlikely to happen. A review of today's health-care system. Consumer expectations. A definition of eHealth. Business ehealth, clinical eHealth and consumer eHealth and what is meant by each. A video clip ...
    Text  Closson, Tom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 25 Jan 2001, 230-240   The University Health Network. An illustrative chest-pain scenario. What is possible with the technology we have today, but is unlikely to happen. A review of today's health-care system. Consumer expectations. ...
  • The Work of the Rockefeller Foundation. Health as an International Bond
    Text  Vincent, George Edgar, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1921), 9 Mar 1920, 126-145     A League of Central and South American Nations which has been formed to eliminate yellow fever from the world. A League under a certain type of leadership from the United States, representing a general international co-operative attempt to deal with a disease which has long been a menace not only ...
    Text  Vincent, George Edgar, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1921), 9 Mar 1920, 126-145   A League of Central and South American Nations which has been formed to eliminate yellow fever from the world. A League under a certain type of leadership from the United ...
  • The Choice—Excellence or Mediocrity in Health Care
    Text  Mustard, Dr. J.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 27 Oct 1966, 43-53     Some introductory quotations from Rev. Dr. E.D. McLaren and Jerome Weisner. A recent statement from the Economic Council of Canada with regard to the importance of research "as the means by which we expand the frontier of knowledge." A consideration of the problem of health care, medical education and medical ...
    Text  Mustard, Dr. J.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 27 Oct 1966, 43-53   Some introductory quotations from Rev. Dr. E.D. McLaren and Jerome Weisner. A recent statement from the Economic Council of Canada with regard to the importance of research "as the means ...
  • Good Health is Good Business
    Text  Lincoln, Leroy A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 16 Oct 1952, 42-54     Big government. The speaker's belief that the tendency for central government should not be encouraged. The Welfare State, and a discussion of what is meant by that. The speaker's belief in the school of thought which would limit the unwarranted expansion of governmental activity and would expand the sense of ...
    Text  Lincoln, Leroy A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 16 Oct 1952, 42-54   Big government. The speaker's belief that the tendency for central government should not be encouraged. The Welfare State, and a discussion of what is meant by that. The speaker's belief ...
  • Shaping Health Care for the Millennium
    Text  Scully, Dr. Hugh, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 9 Dec 1999, 190-202     Some background on the Canadian Medical Association. What the CMA believes is essential to maintain and strengthen the health-care system. What the business and community leaders can do to help. Environmental Scan. The health-care system as it has been. The vision of health care for the future. New health challenges ...
    Text  Scully, Dr. Hugh, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 9 Dec 1999, 190-202   Some background on the Canadian Medical Association. What the CMA believes is essential to maintain and strengthen the health-care system. What the business and community leaders can do to help. ...
  • Marking a Year of Fundamental Change
    Text  Cranston, Lynda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 7 Oct 1999, 106-118     This speech is organized under several headings: Introduction; A Legacy from Misfortune; Safety and Managing Risk; Trust Remains Key; Donations: Cornerstone of the System; More change to Come; Conclusion. Issues and topics discussed included the following. Challenges being faced at Canadian Blood Services, created as a result of the crisis ...
    Text  Cranston, Lynda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 7 Oct 1999, 106-118   This speech is organized under several headings: Introduction; A Legacy from Misfortune; Safety and Managing Risk; Trust Remains Key; Donations: Cornerstone of the System; More change to Come; Conclusion. Issues ...
  • Swallowing the Bitter Pill
    Text  Martin, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 16 Nov 1989, 109-118     Some of the challenges facing The Hospital for Sick Children and the health care system in the years ahead. Some of the problems currently facing us and the capacity of the current funding system. Some of the exciting things happening at The Hospital for Sick Children. The state of Canada's ...
    Text  Martin, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 16 Nov 1989, 109-118   Some of the challenges facing The Hospital for Sick Children and the health care system in the years ahead. Some of the problems currently facing us and the capacity of ...
  • World Health
    Text  Chisholm, Major-General Brock, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 5 Apr 1951, 334-345     The vast problem of world health, with its many facets. The limits of statistics on world health. The changing concept of health. The long history of international health. The World Health Organization as the latest step in this long history and progress. Details of the WHO. Other Specialized Agencies of ...
    Text  Chisholm, Major-General Brock, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 5 Apr 1951, 334-345   The vast problem of world health, with its many facets. The limits of statistics on world health. The changing concept of health. The long history of international health. The World ...
  • The Mandate of Ontario's Women's Health Council
    Text  Pepino, Jane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 25 Mar 1999, 429-447     An update on what's happening in women's health. The speaker's role as Chair of the Women's Health Council. Lip service to the subject of women's health over the past decade, and some results of that lip service. Frustrations in dealing with the health system. Getting through the transition from talking ...
    Text  Pepino, Jane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 25 Mar 1999, 429-447   An update on what's happening in women's health. The speaker's role as Chair of the Women's Health Council. Lip service to the subject of women's health over the past decade, ...
  • Curing Canada's Sick Health-Care System
    Text  Kirby, The Hon. Michael J.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 2 Feb 2006, 306-322     The hot political issue that is health care. The focus on shortening wait-times. The final report on the acute health-care system in Canada - "The Health of Canadians." The recommendation that goverments adopt a health-care guarantee. What that would mean for Canadians. The health-care guarantee as an idea whose time ...
    Text  Kirby, The Hon. Michael J.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 2 Feb 2006, 306-322   The hot political issue that is health care. The focus on shortening wait-times. The final report on the acute health-care system in Canada - "The Health of Canadians." The recommendation ...
  • Building the Next Generation of Medicare
    Text  McGuinty, The Hon. Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 10 May 2004, 383-393     A tribute to Nursing Week. Some comments on studies on health care. Moving forward from studies. How to improve medicare in Ontario. Results desired. Challenges to face. The stress of our gorwing and aging population on health care. An example of one of the challenges. The government's determination. The plan. ...
    Text  McGuinty, The Hon. Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 10 May 2004, 383-393   A tribute to Nursing Week. Some comments on studies on health care. Moving forward from studies. How to improve medicare in Ontario. Results desired. Challenges to face. The stress of ...
  • Taking Control of Our Own Health
    Text  Smitherman, The Hon. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 8 Apr 2004, 291-306     A deep and unshakeable consensus in Ontario in favour of our system of public health care. The speaker's last five months as Ministe of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario. Life expectancy in Ontario longer, but is it better? The government's goal to make Ontarians the healthiest Canadians. How that ...
    Text  Smitherman, The Hon. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 8 Apr 2004, 291-306   A deep and unshakeable consensus in Ontario in favour of our system of public health care. The speaker's last five months as Ministe of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario. ...
  • The Future of the Health-Care System
    Text  Clement, The Hon. Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 1 Nov 2001, 170-181     The Ministry of Health's response to 9/11. What more must be done. Why the speaker enjoys his job. Focussing on people when we talk about our health care system. The health care questionnaire and some of the results. Tackling the challenges. The issue of powerlessness. The speaker's personal reactions to ...
    Text  Clement, The Hon. Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 1 Nov 2001, 170-181   The Ministry of Health's response to 9/11. What more must be done. Why the speaker enjoys his job. Focussing on people when we talk about our health care system. The ...
  • Universality Under Siege
    Text  Wedderburn, Dr. Dorothy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 3 Oct 1996, 111-124     The pride that Canadians feel for their national health service, similar to that felt by the British people for their national health-care system. The principles on which the original National Health Service (NHS), founded in 1945, rested on; the four major tenets: that it should be a comprehensive service; that ...
    Text  Wedderburn, Dr. Dorothy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 3 Oct 1996, 111-124   The pride that Canadians feel for their national health service, similar to that felt by the British people for their national health-care system. The principles on which the original National ...
  • The Prolongation of Life
    Text  Fishbien, Morris, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 14 Jan 1937, 150-165     The interest in the prolongation of life, and also the idea of adding to one's life more functioning years than have been the common lot of mankind. A look at the figures with regard to life expectancy from 1825 to the present. The history of seeking the fountain of youth. ...
    Text  Fishbien, Morris, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 14 Jan 1937, 150-165   The interest in the prolongation of life, and also the idea of adding to one's life more functioning years than have been the common lot of mankind. A look at ...
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