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  • 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 ...
  • Challenges for Canada's Competitiveness. Images of Japan
    Text  Kenney-Wallace, Geraldine, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 5 Oct 1989, 31-44     The challenge faced by Canada today in the light of the rapid changes in the global market place, with a particular focus on the newly emerging economies in the Pacific Rim and the enormous investments made by Japan in science and technology and research and development. How economic competitiveness can ...
    Text  Kenney-Wallace, Geraldine, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 5 Oct 1989, 31-44   The challenge faced by Canada today in the light of the rapid changes in the global market place, with a particular focus on the newly emerging economies in the Pacific ...
  • Opportunities Arising From International Business Trends
    Text  Holden-Brown, Sir Derrick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Mar 1987, 326-335     A brief personal background of the speaker's involvement with Canada. Finding new areas of growth by focussing on global markets for investors. The example of McDonald's Restaurants and their business strategy of going into partnership with local entrepreneurs. Another example in Pepsi-Cola. Motivations for expanding into the international market. The ...
    Text  Holden-Brown, Sir Derrick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Mar 1987, 326-335   A brief personal background of the speaker's involvement with Canada. Finding new areas of growth by focussing on global markets for investors. The example of McDonald's Restaurants and their business ...
  • Canada and the Trade Negotiations
    Text  MacEachen, The Honourable A.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 9 Feb 1978, 258-272     Multilaterial trade negotiations in Geneva, including Canada and 97 other countries, which together account for nearly 95% of total world trade. Why these negotiations are so critically important. Canada's role in the negotiations. Advantages to Canada expected from the negotiations. Challenges faced by Canada in moving forward to a more ...
    Text  MacEachen, The Honourable A.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 9 Feb 1978, 258-272   Multilaterial trade negotiations in Geneva, including Canada and 97 other countries, which together account for nearly 95% of total world trade. Why these negotiations are so critically important. Canada's role ...
  • The Competitive Edge: Canada's R&D Strategies for the Global Market
    Text  Pottie, Dr. Ross F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 7 Feb 1991, 271-282     Canada's growing inability to compete with the rest of the world, and some reasons why that is happening. A consistent trade deficit in the higher value-added goods. Canada's rating in the last World Competitiveness Report. The strong correlation between spending on innovation and success in world markets. What innovation means. ...
    Text  Pottie, Dr. Ross F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 7 Feb 1991, 271-282   Canada's growing inability to compete with the rest of the world, and some reasons why that is happening. A consistent trade deficit in the higher value-added goods. Canada's rating in ...
  • Are Canadians Simply Americans on Snowshoes?
    Text  Straiton, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 22 Oct 1970, 69-82     Some personal reminiscences. An illustration of how things are changing in the world. The speaker's home town, and the rest of Canada, now part of the Global Supermarket. The age of the multi-national, or international corporation. Examples of Canada in the international market. Extra pressure from the United States in ...
    Text  Straiton, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 22 Oct 1970, 69-82   Some personal reminiscences. An illustration of how things are changing in the world. The speaker's home town, and the rest of Canada, now part of the Global Supermarket. The age ...
  • Canada's Market in Britain—Problems & Possibilities
    Text  Rowan-Legg, Allan A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 5 Nov 1970, 95-106     Some introductory statements about the implications of what the speaker has to say: a recognition of a bias towards Ontario—what's good for Ontario exports is good for Canada; a preference that his remarks be taken as an individual expression of opinion, rather than official policy. Speaking as a commentator, after ...
    Text  Rowan-Legg, Allan A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 5 Nov 1970, 95-106   Some introductory statements about the implications of what the speaker has to say: a recognition of a bias towards Ontario—what's good for Ontario exports is good for Canada; a preference ...
  • Technology and the Competitive Challenge
    Text  Wright, Dr. Douglas T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 28 Nov 1985, 160-173     Critical times for Canada as we are being challenged to develop new ways of doing things, to develop and adopt new technologies, to be far more innovative than we have ever been before. The challenge to develop a whole new economic framework to meet the threat of much more intensive ...
    Text  Wright, Dr. Douglas T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 28 Nov 1985, 160-173   Critical times for Canada as we are being challenged to develop new ways of doing things, to develop and adopt new technologies, to be far more innovative than we have ...
  • Merger Review in a Changing Global Environment
    Text  Goldman, Calvin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 26 Oct 1989, 62-78     Remarks on the protection of competition itself in a changing global environment; an environment which is adapting to liberalized trade and increasingly global markets. A discussion of competition law in Canada in the late 1980's; an examination of its relevance to a changing global environment. The speaker's view that Canada ...
    Text  Goldman, Calvin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 26 Oct 1989, 62-78   Remarks on the protection of competition itself in a changing global environment; an environment which is adapting to liberalized trade and increasingly global markets. A discussion of competition law in ...
  • The Canadian Economy: Trade and the Auto Industry
    Text  White, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 9 Feb 1984, 230-242     Signs of recovery from the recession, and who got left out. Statistics with regard to productivity, domestic processing of resources, machine production, profits, investments. Business perspectives about the recession and the recovery. Comments on various political statements, phrases and policies, such as "internationally competitive," "export orientation," "free trade," "high tech," ...
    Text  White, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 9 Feb 1984, 230-242   Signs of recovery from the recession, and who got left out. Statistics with regard to productivity, domestic processing of resources, machine production, profits, investments. Business perspectives about the recession and ...
  • Competition and International Commercial Transportation
    Text  Ward, Maxwell W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 15 Feb 1973, 233-242     International commerce competitive despite any country's domestic policies. Attempts to fix prices and restrict international competition failed due to growth and development within the industry, especially in the form of charter air lines. National governments and protectionism. Expenses of commerical air transportation. Political justification for protection of scheduled services. Problems ...
    Text  Ward, Maxwell W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 15 Feb 1973, 233-242   International commerce competitive despite any country's domestic policies. Attempts to fix prices and restrict international competition failed due to growth and development within the industry, especially in the form of ...
  • Yes, Things Really Have Changed
    Text  Charest, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Feb 1987, 267-277     Youth unemployment in Canada as a serious economic and social problem, with statistics. The difficulty for many young people to make the transition from school to work. The lack of matching of skills acquired, and skills needed by employers. A recognition of the changes in the global economy which require ...
    Text  Charest, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Feb 1987, 267-277   Youth unemployment in Canada as a serious economic and social problem, with statistics. The difficulty for many young people to make the transition from school to work. The lack of ...
  • The Race for the Harmsworth Trophy
    Text  Don, Kaye, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 9 Sep 1932, 211-217     The good done by international contests. A detailed description of what happened during the races for the Harmsworth Trophy. Mechanical difficulties. Giving credit to the Rolls Royce engines. The history of "England III" with a detailed description of the ship and her engine. Speculation as to future boat speeds. Further ...
    Text  Don, Kaye, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 9 Sep 1932, 211-217   The good done by international contests. A detailed description of what happened during the races for the Harmsworth Trophy. Mechanical difficulties. Giving credit to the Rolls Royce engines. The history ...
  • How Socio-Economic Changes Affect Bell Canada Enterprises
    Text  Cyr, J.V. Raymond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 29 Jan 1987, 242-249     The significance of current socio-economic changes in Canada, against the background of changes that are affecting the speaker's industry. Concern with the "increasing degree to which we, as a nation, have become dependent on the services sector of our economy," with examples and remarks as to the significance of this ...
    Text  Cyr, J.V. Raymond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 29 Jan 1987, 242-249   The significance of current socio-economic changes in Canada, against the background of changes that are affecting the speaker's industry. Concern with the "increasing degree to which we, as a nation, ...
  • The Challenge Ahead
    Text  MacDonald, The Hon. Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Mar 1985, 405-418     Changes and challenges essential to the economic renewal of Canada and our success as a nation. Problems and opportunities facing Canada as discussed at the National Economic Conference in Ottawa just days prior to this address. A consensus on the future of Canada. Jobs as a number one priority. Challenges ...
    Text  MacDonald, The Hon. Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Mar 1985, 405-418   Changes and challenges essential to the economic renewal of Canada and our success as a nation. Problems and opportunities facing Canada as discussed at the National Economic Conference in Ottawa ...
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