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  • Imperial Preference and GATT
    Text  Wilgress, L. Dana, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 16 Mar 1961, 282-296     Imperial Preference and GATT: a misunderstood relation. A review and history of both, and their inter-relationship. The provision in GATT that no new preferences could be introduced, nor could existing preferences be increased. The draft charter for the International Trade Organisation. Some compromises reached, especially for the underdeveloped countries. The ...
    Text  Wilgress, L. Dana, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 16 Mar 1961, 282-296   Imperial Preference and GATT: a misunderstood relation. A review and history of both, and their inter-relationship. The provision in GATT that no new preferences could be introduced, nor could existing ...
  • Canada in a Fragile World
    Text  Bata, Thomas J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 25 Nov 1982, 117-126     Speaking as a Canadian internationalist, how Canada and Canadian business might benefit from greater participation in the opportunities which this constantly more and more interdependent world presents. Some major challenges of the future. Two themes stressed: world-wide interdependence and the opportunities this creates, and the need to adapt to a ...
    Text  Bata, Thomas J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 25 Nov 1982, 117-126   Speaking as a Canadian internationalist, how Canada and Canadian business might benefit from greater participation in the opportunities which this constantly more and more interdependent world presents. Some major challenges ...
  • The Simple Laws of International Trade
    Text  Wickman, A.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 26 Oct 1944, 71-84     This address is presented under the following headings: Trade Origins; God As Exchange; International Trade; Profit on International Trade; Effect on Modern Development; Suggested Remedies; Canada's Prospects. Topics addressed include the following. A quick review of trading since its inception. The simplest trading of bartering between individuals. The revolutionary change ...
    Text  Wickman, A.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 26 Oct 1944, 71-84   This address is presented under the following headings: Trade Origins; God As Exchange; International Trade; Profit on International Trade; Effect on Modern Development; Suggested Remedies; Canada's Prospects. Topics addressed include ...
  • International Trade
    Text  Mooney, James D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 18 Jan 1934, 389-402     International trade simple in principle. The inception of "economic nationalism" that got under way 8-10 years ago. Problems with economic nationalism. Ways in which economic nationalism caused and continued the depression. Some statistics on Canada's imports and exports. Similar statistics for the United States. Some misconceptions about imports, exports, and ...
    Text  Mooney, James D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 18 Jan 1934, 389-402   International trade simple in principle. The inception of "economic nationalism" that got under way 8-10 years ago. Problems with economic nationalism. Ways in which economic nationalism caused and continued the ...
  • Business and Politics
    Text  Fleury, Count Serge, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 10 Mar 1932, 114-120     Criticism of diplomats and the speaker's response to that criticism. The function and work of diplomats, with illustrative examples. The desire for hope, for strong men who are capable of seeing what will happen in the future, and the capacity of bringing those things to pass. The need for more ...
    Text  Fleury, Count Serge, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 10 Mar 1932, 114-120   Criticism of diplomats and the speaker's response to that criticism. The function and work of diplomats, with illustrative examples. The desire for hope, for strong men who are capable of ...
  • The Progress of Imperial Preference
    Text  Morgan, Ben H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 1 Sep 1921, 215-226     A few thoughts on the present political and economic organization of the British Empire. Two streams of thought and action: one in the direction of Imperial Federation; another school of thought in the direction of autonomous government. The speaker's belief that Empire unity cannot be promoted by legislation. The true ...
    Text  Morgan, Ben H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 1 Sep 1921, 215-226   A few thoughts on the present political and economic organization of the British Empire. Two streams of thought and action: one in the direction of Imperial Federation; another school of ...
  • Hazel's Hope - A Vision of World Citizenship
    Text  McCallion, Her Worship, Hazel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 22 Jun 2006, 554-559     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Some introductory remarks about Mississauga and the speaker's role as Mayor of that city. A focus on visits to two commonwealth countries - India and Tanzania. The visit to Tanzania with World Vision Canada. The despair ...
    Text  McCallion, Her Worship, Hazel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 22 Jun 2006, 554-559   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Some introductory remarks about Mississauga and the speaker's role as Mayor of that city. A focus ...
  • Redefining Global Relations in the Post-Cold War World
    Text  Durkee, Michael L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 22 Oct 1992, 86-93     An attempt to answer the question: "If the Cold War is over, why don't we feel any better?" Answers include the persistent global recession, the relentless images of human tragedy which appear through the media every day, and the disorientation which occurs when an old frame of reference falls away ...
    Text  Durkee, Michael L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 22 Oct 1992, 86-93   An attempt to answer the question: "If the Cold War is over, why don't we feel any better?" Answers include the persistent global recession, the relentless images of human tragedy ...
  • The Ontario Opportunity in Europe
    Text  DeGeer, W. Ross, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 10 Jan 1980, 165-176     Trade and industrial development in Europe. Background with an historical perspective. The drive towards a European Community. The responsibility of Canada to make trade relations happen. The role of businessmen vs. government. The different factors involved in trading with Europe. The inclusion of small and medium-sized enterprises. European markets. Examples ...
    Text  DeGeer, W. Ross, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 10 Jan 1980, 165-176   Trade and industrial development in Europe. Background with an historical perspective. The drive towards a European Community. The responsibility of Canada to make trade relations happen. The role of businessmen ...
  • 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 ...
  • Do We Face Ideological Conquest
    Text  Armour, Stuart, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 24 Oct 1946, 42-56     The great and often very bitter debate going on around the world today. The importance and consequences of that debate. The sort of world which will emerge from the terrible wreckage of the second world war. Who is engaged in this debate. The vital importance of the democracies emerging as ...
    Text  Armour, Stuart, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 24 Oct 1946, 42-56   The great and often very bitter debate going on around the world today. The importance and consequences of that debate. The sort of world which will emerge from the terrible ...
  • A Modern Foreign Policy
    Text  Chretien, The Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 8 Mar 1990, 246-256     Foreign Affairs: Canada's position. Why we need a modern foreign policy and what shape that policy should take. Pursuing solutions to the emerging environmental crises. Ensuring Canada's independence and strength in a multi-lateral as opposed to a continental framework. Securing greater independence in our dealings with the United States. Looking ...
    Text  Chretien, The Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 8 Mar 1990, 246-256   Foreign Affairs: Canada's position. Why we need a modern foreign policy and what shape that policy should take. Pursuing solutions to the emerging environmental crises. Ensuring Canada's independence and strength ...
  • Canada At The Crossroads
    Text  Culver, David M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 17 Apr 1986, 376-386     Features of the Canadian view that the speaker suggests need to be changed. Geography: making our nation state appropriate to the new larger world arena through our policies; Canada in the no-man's land politically; the effect of our geography on Canadian attitudes to trade, culture and political independence. The feature ...
    Text  Culver, David M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 17 Apr 1986, 376-386   Features of the Canadian view that the speaker suggests need to be changed. Geography: making our nation state appropriate to the new larger world arena through our policies; Canada in ...
  • Government and Private Enterprise
    Text  Winters, The Honourable Robert H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 19 Feb 1959, 224-234     Developing trends in the relationship between Government and private enterprise with emphasis on trade. The system and form of Canada's Government, and how they have been changing in a progressive development toward more and more democracy. The changing importance of Government in relation to our private lives, our business activities ...
    Text  Winters, The Honourable Robert H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 19 Feb 1959, 224-234   Developing trends in the relationship between Government and private enterprise with emphasis on trade. The system and form of Canada's Government, and how they have been changing in a progressive ...
  • Realism or Fatalism
    Text  Gordon, Donald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 12 Mar 1962, 213-225     A joint meeting of The Empire Club and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some questions that cannot be avoided "as one looks at the state of the world we are living in." Having "said that war is impossible and that there is no alternative to peace, how then is peace ...
    Text  Gordon, Donald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 12 Mar 1962, 213-225   A joint meeting of The Empire Club and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some questions that cannot be avoided "as one looks at the state of the world we are ...
  • Latin America on the March—A Valuable Partnership
    Text  Duncan, James Stuart, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 5 Mar 1953, 238-251     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's return, just a few weeks ago, from a Goodwill and Trade Mission to Latin America. What was seen there, what was accomplished, and what the future holds in store for Canada in the ...
    Text  Duncan, James Stuart, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 5 Mar 1953, 238-251   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's return, just a few weeks ago, from a Goodwill and Trade Mission to ...
  • The World Danger and the Way Out
    Text  Paish, Sir George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 16 Apr 1931, 117-131     Looking back to the events since the war; seeing that the bankers of the world have taken greater risks than ever in their history; why and how this is so. Difficulties with credit and loans. Some dollar figures to show where we are now. The speaker's judgment that they have ...
    Text  Paish, Sir George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 16 Apr 1931, 117-131   Looking back to the events since the war; seeing that the bankers of the world have taken greater risks than ever in their history; why and how this is so. ...
  • New Markets in the Orient
    Text  Imrie, John M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 5 Feb 1931, 36-46     The new and important phase of work for the members of the Trade Delegation of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce upon their return from Japan, China and Hong Kong several weeks ago. The first phase the expression of the goodwill and friendliness of Canada's business interests, the study of trade ...
    Text  Imrie, John M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 5 Feb 1931, 36-46   The new and important phase of work for the members of the Trade Delegation of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce upon their return from Japan, China and Hong Kong several ...
  • Financing of World Development
    Text  Conable, Barber, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 5 Oct 1987, 28-36     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The realities of the global economic scene, and the opportunities needed to grasp if that scene is to be changed for the better. The World Bank as a development institution. How the World Bank has ...
    Text  Conable, Barber, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 5 Oct 1987, 28-36   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The realities of the global economic scene, and the opportunities needed to grasp if that ...
  • Organizing for Global Growth
    Text  Barnevik, Percy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 May 1994, 511-524     Globalisation, business organisation, and recent events in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Americas. How Asea Brown Boveri and other successful companies have organised themselves for global growth and competitiveness. A review of highlights of ABB's global matrix, decentralization and the development of its international managers. A discussion of ...
    Text  Barnevik, Percy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 May 1994, 511-524   Globalisation, business organisation, and recent events in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Americas. How Asea Brown Boveri and other successful companies have organised themselves for global growth and ...
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