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Ontario--1961 
Text  Frost, Leslie M., Ontario--1961, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 19 Oct 1961, 11-21  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. A review of some of the economic and social changes which have occurred in Ontario over the last few years. Government becoming big business, as it has in all Western democracies. How the Premiership position has...
Ontario of the Future 
Text  Nixon, Robert F., Ontario of the Future, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 25 Nov 1971, 84-92  Short review of the results of the recent election. Unemployment a provincial responsibility as well as federal. Suggestions for solutions: school facilities to operate year-round; set up a provincial employment program. Legislative reform. Regionalization. Centralization. Predictions of the...
Department of Planning and Development Functions and Objectives 
Text  Griesinger, Honourable William, Department of Planning and Development Functions and Objectives, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 20 Apr 1950, 314-323  The Department of Planning and Development organized in 1945. Growth since then. Activities under its jurisdiction. Some facts and figures on what this Department has accomplished. Administrative structure. A report on each of the following Branches of the Department follows. The Branches are:...
Advice to the Future Premier of Ontario 
Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, Advice to the Future Premier of Ontario, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 6 Dec 1994, 314-331  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Advice to the future Premier of Ontario, with the hope that it is the speaker himself. The last four years in office and the state of affairs when the speaker's government took over. A public philosophy from values...
Ontario's Postwar Planning Needs 
Text  Langford, George B., Ontario's Postwar Planning Needs, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 15 Feb 1945, 282-297  The definition and nature of planning. Some well-defined steps to planning. The joint responsibility of citizens and government. The necessity for co-operation between the people of the Province and the Government. The creation of this Department of Planning and Development by an Act of the...
Politics in the Third Wave 
Text  Bennett, The Honourable Claude F., Politics in the Third Wave, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 28 Apr 1983, 340-350  Examining the direction in which political forces, particularly governments, are heading in the years ahead. The new age of instant and global communications as the most obvious impact on politicians. What that means for the political process. The unsatisfactory marriage of the old and the new....
Openness and Partnership 
Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, Openness and Partnership, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 29 Oct 1990, 105-115  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some remarks about the unexpectedness of the results of Ontario's recent election of the New Democratic Party to office. The question of openness and transparency. Letting the people know. The frankness of recent...
Building the New Ontario 
Text  Grossman, Larry, Building the New Ontario, 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...
Progress and Stability in Ontario 
Text  Robarts, The Honourable John P., Progress and Stability in Ontario, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 4 Oct 1962, 1-10  A review of Ontario's present position; an outline of the challenges ahead; a description of the policies which the Provincial Government has evolved to meet the challenges. 1962 a record year for Ontario. Some facts and figures to support this assertion from the following areas: the manufacturing...
Ontario's Response to Sovereignty Association 
Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., Ontario's Response to Sovereignty Association, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Apr 1980, 350-364  The upcoming referendum in Quebec. Consequences of various results of the referendum. The rejection of sovereignty association by the rest of Canada. Ontario's position with regard to Quebec and negotiating constitutional reform. Options for constitutional change. The duty of politicians outside...
Ontario's Role in Confederation 
Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., Ontario's Role in Confederation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 5 Apr 1979, 306-315  A critical review of the federal government of Canada. What the electorate need and want from their governments. The problem of the excesses of pridefulness in power, rather than pride in one's country. The role of central government as guardian of the national interest. The lack of responsible...
Rebuilding and Renewing: Ontario in the Eighties 
Text  Rae, Bob, Rebuilding and Renewing: Ontario in the Eighties, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 28 Jan 1982, 226-236  Ontario under the Tories. An critical examination by the speaker. The current state of Ontario's economy. Deindustrialization. The cost of chronic unemployment: economic and human. A review of why Ontario is in the state it is in. Factors to explain why the truisms of the 1950s are no longer fact...
Ontario and the National Dream 
Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., Ontario and the National Dream, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 21 Apr 1977, 354-364  The danger of not being able to meet fundamental challenges of political and economic survival because of constraints that may not be relevant. A discussion, with examples, based on this theme. Topics covered include maintaining the era of prosperity, productivity, analysis and ideology, Quebec...
The Courage to Care 
Text  Grossman, The Hon. Larry, The Courage to Care, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 21 Mar 1985, 393-404  Ontario at a crossroads. Agreement within the Progressive Conservative party about the need for economic growth, a reduction of government regulation, a fairer and more equitable tax system, freedom for business to compete and create jobs, the need to control government spending, the control of...
The Right to Know 
Text  Legge, Brigadier General Bruce J., The Right to Know, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 6 Apr 1972, 359-371  Address follows the beginning of hearings and investigation into allegations against Workmen's Compensation Board members and controversial media coverage. Several topics are covered. They include "Fair Play," to be expected in a democratic government. "Trial By Headlines"--no justice here....
Ontario and the Constitutional Proposals 
Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., Ontario and the Constitutional Proposals, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 5 Mar 1981, 275-286  Canada's evolving national responsibilities and opportunities. An exploration of the two interrelated issues of current concern: the cost of energy and constitutional reform. The Conservative perspective of a strong national government. The challenge of agreeing on a fair sharing of natural...
The Coming Year: 1976 
Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Coming Year: 1976, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 11 Dec 1975, 170-183  The demanding role of leadership. The need for governments to "strike out in new and different directions." A review of "how far we have come in our present society and what we have managed to accomplish so far." The review covers the previous 25 years. The role of the taxpayer. Responsible...
Politics and Government in Ontario 
Text  Smith, Dr. Stuart L., Politics and Government in Ontario, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 8 Apr 1976, 384-395  Comments on the Ontario budget, presented two days previous. Concern over the deficit, municipal cutbacks, and increases in OHIP premiums. A review of Dr. Smith's fundamental concerns about the Canadian and Ontario economies, the increase in our balance of trade deficit regarding manufactured...
Democracy In Ontario 
Text  Nixon, Robert F., Democracy In Ontario, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 20 Apr 1967, 352-366  1967 marking 175 years since the beginnings of democracy, British justice and a parliamentary procedure in Ontario. Some history of that beginning era, and of John Graves Simcoe as a political visionary. The development of democracy. The independent voice of William Lyon Mackenzie. Sir John A....
Courage and Will 
Text  Snobelen, The Hon. John, Courage and Will, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 17 Jan 2002, 330-339  Two topics: change and change initiatives. The speaker's experience with both. Leadership. Ways in which governments can change. Illustrative anecdotes. Building on what has been done in the last decade. Creating new possibilities. Examples of leadership. Looking towards the future.
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