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  • My Grandparents' Legacy
    Text  Tanenbaum, Joey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 26 Oct 2006, 103-111     The history and story of the speaker's grandparents lives - how they came to Canada, how they built a business - all leading to the family's current philanthropic endeavours.
    Text  Tanenbaum, Joey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 26 Oct 2006, 103-111   The history and story of the speaker's grandparents lives - how they came to Canada, how they built a business - all leading to the family's current philanthropic endeavours.
  • The Ontario Budget
    Text  Sorbara, The Hon. Greg, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 23 Mar 2007, 336-343     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The budget as a collective process. The budget being well received. What the speaker liked best about the budget. A budget that truly reflects the values of the people of this province. Education and health ...
    Text  Sorbara, The Hon. Greg, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 23 Mar 2007, 336-343   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The budget as a collective process. The budget being well received. What the speaker liked ...
  • New Opportunities for Global Citizenship
    Text  Summerlee, Dr. Alastair J.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 11 Jan 2007, 254-263     Beginning with a quote from Sir Winston Churchill. Three things to do today: to explain, for those who may not know, something about the history, function and the roles of the World University Service of Canada; to describe why and how the University of Guelph is involved and actively participates ...
    Text  Summerlee, Dr. Alastair J.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 11 Jan 2007, 254-263   Beginning with a quote from Sir Winston Churchill. Three things to do today: to explain, for those who may not know, something about the history, function and the roles of ...
  • A Canadian Dream
    Text  Rossi, Rocco, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 21 Jun 2007, 494-502     A Joint Meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch Injecting meaning into life. The "if" at the heart of "life." Sharing the speaker's dreams and their evolution. Encouraging the audience to tap into the power of their true dream. Some personal history from ...
    Text  Rossi, Rocco, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 21 Jun 2007, 494-502   A Joint Meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch Injecting meaning into life. The "if" at the heart of "life." Sharing the speaker's ...
  • The Economic Future of Canada
    Text  Pirie, Dr. Madsen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 16 Nov 2006, 132-141     Taxes in Canada. Problems with the British tax system. Remarks on the past, present, and future. The past - privitization. The Thatcher era in Britain. How privitization in Britain affected things in Canada. The present - globalization. One of the largest forces in human history. How it is affecting almost ...
    Text  Pirie, Dr. Madsen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 16 Nov 2006, 132-141   Taxes in Canada. Problems with the British tax system. Remarks on the past, present, and future. The past - privitization. The Thatcher era in Britain. How privitization in Britain affected ...
  • Trade with India through the Port of Halifax
    Text  Oldfield, Karen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 22 Feb 2007, 302-312     Trading with India as Canada's next big opportunity. What has already been done at the Port of Halifax about India. Why the speaker believes India is so important for all of us. Trading already done at the Port of Halifax. The role of the Suez Canal. Asia now and continuing ...
    Text  Oldfield, Karen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 22 Feb 2007, 302-312   Trading with India as Canada's next big opportunity. What has already been done at the Port of Halifax about India. Why the speaker believes India is so important for all ...
  • Hungarian-Canadian Relations
    Text  Solyom, His Excellency Laszlo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 24 Apr 2007, 375-381     Great importance of ties with Canada. Allies in NATO; economic partners based on trade relations and investment. Hungary 50 years after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Hungary as beholden to Canada for admitting 40,000 refugees who escaped from the communist dictatorship in 1956. The peaceful transition in 1989. Transition and ...
    Text  Solyom, His Excellency Laszlo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 24 Apr 2007, 375-381   Great importance of ties with Canada. Allies in NATO; economic partners based on trade relations and investment. Hungary 50 years after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Hungary as beholden to ...
  • Top 20 Under 20
    Text  Peoples, Akela, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 5 Jun 2007, 457-464     Introduction to the Youth in Motion's Top 20 Under 20 Award Recipients for 2007. information about Youth in Motion, a national charitable organization, which the speaker co-founded 10 years ago. The goal. The wide variety of programs that support the mission. Activities of the organization. The procedure to name the ...
    Text  Peoples, Akela, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 5 Jun 2007, 457-464   Introduction to the Youth in Motion's Top 20 Under 20 Award Recipients for 2007. information about Youth in Motion, a national charitable organization, which the speaker co-founded 10 years ago. ...
  • Justice in our Courts and the Challenges We Face
    Text  McLachlin, The Rt. Hon. Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 8 Mar 2007, 325-335     Reference to Trudeau's just society. The expectation by Canadaisn of a just society. The speaker's perspective on justice in our courts and the challenges faced in assuring Canadian women, men and children a just and efficacious justice process. Asserting tha tcanada has a strong and healthy justice system, and how ...
    Text  McLachlin, The Rt. Hon. Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 8 Mar 2007, 325-335   Reference to Trudeau's just society. The expectation by Canadaisn of a just society. The speaker's perspective on justice in our courts and the challenges faced in assuring Canadian women, men ...
  • Travel ... a Form of Trade between the U.S. and Canada
    Text  Marriott, J.W. Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 19 Apr 2007, 367-374     The Marriott in Canada. The speaker begins by admitting a bias towards free trade. Travel as trade too, with examples. Canada and the U.S. as each other's largest trading partners. Travel between our countries now suffering. Some facts and figures. Reasons for the suffering. The importance of security, but doesn't ...
    Text  Marriott, J.W. Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 19 Apr 2007, 367-374   The Marriott in Canada. The speaker begins by admitting a bias towards free trade. Travel as trade too, with examples. Canada and the U.S. as each other's largest trading partners. ...
  • On the Eve of Presidential Elections: France's Major Challenges
    Text  Jouanneau, His Excellency H. E. Daniel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 29 Mar 2007, 344-357     The growing importance of Toronto and Ontario for France and why that is so. Welcoming Premier McGuinty's decision to open an Ontario International Marketing Centre in the Canadian Embassy in Paris. France as an excellent gateway to the large European market. France on the eve of major political choices. Electing ...
    Text  Jouanneau, His Excellency H. E. Daniel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 29 Mar 2007, 344-357   The growing importance of Toronto and Ontario for France and why that is so. Welcoming Premier McGuinty's decision to open an Ontario International Marketing Centre in the Canadian Embassy in ...
  • The Inuit in a Challenging World
    Text  Simon, Mary, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 15 Feb 2007, 291-301     A bit of geography for those who may not be totally familiar with the Inuit regions of the Canadian Arctic. Comprehensive land claims agreements now completed in all of these Inuit regions. What that means for the Inuit. Using the capacity wisely and effectively. How we can all work together ...
    Text  Simon, Mary, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 15 Feb 2007, 291-301   A bit of geography for those who may not be totally familiar with the Inuit regions of the Canadian Arctic. Comprehensive land claims agreements now completed in all of these ...
  • Who is Afraid of the Canadian Stock Market?
    Text  Shannon, Kim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 10 May 2007, 392-400     The Canadian stock market. A few of the negative and doomsday comments about the Canadian stock market. The speaker proceeded by addressing several arguments. Argument #1: Canadian equities have outperformed global indices in the last few years. This is largely due to the run up in commodity prices. Therefore, it ...
    Text  Shannon, Kim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 10 May 2007, 392-400   The Canadian stock market. A few of the negative and doomsday comments about the Canadian stock market. The speaker proceeded by addressing several arguments. Argument #1: Canadian equities have outperformed ...
  • The Start of a New World Order?
    Text  MacMillan, Dr. Margaret, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 25 May 2007, 415-431     The speaker's book about Nixon's trip to China and why she started to write it. How that trip did make a difference in international relations. The importance of both countries. What happened as a result of that trip. Signalling the end of the Cold War. Why the trip happened. Why ...
    Text  MacMillan, Dr. Margaret, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 25 May 2007, 415-431   The speaker's book about Nixon's trip to China and why she started to write it. How that trip did make a difference in international relations. The importance of both countries. ...
  • The Contribution of Religion to Society
    Text  Collins, The Most Reverend Thomas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 31 May 2007, 445-456     An Analog Church in a Digital World. Some background of the speaker. Analogy as the idea that what matters if relationship, connectedness, and context. Religion as it reflects an analog vision of reality. How people of faith see the pattern of relationship that reveal the meaning of both the material ...
    Text  Collins, The Most Reverend Thomas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 31 May 2007, 445-456   An Analog Church in a Digital World. Some background of the speaker. Analogy as the idea that what matters if relationship, connectedness, and context. Religion as it reflects an analog ...
  • The Stratford Experience
    Text  Cimolino, Antoni, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 15 Jun 2007, 465-480     Reference to Richard Monette, 14 years as Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. The future. First, a few minutes looking at the past. A history of the Festival. Tom Patterson's vision. The Guthrie theatre. Challenges. Factors beyond control. Government funding. Approaching the future with a team of brilliant artistic directors. ...
    Text  Cimolino, Antoni, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 15 Jun 2007, 465-480   Reference to Richard Monette, 14 years as Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. The future. First, a few minutes looking at the past. A history of the Festival. Tom Patterson's ...
  • Annual Christmas Luncheon Season's Greetings from the Hon. James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario
    Text  Bartleman, The Hon. James K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 14 Dec 2006, 164-169     The speaker's fifth Christmas luncheon. Highlighting the service, past and present, of Canada's military men and women as well as one of Toronto's most outstanding charity organizations. Imagining the Empire Club back during the Second World War having similar luncheons to honour soldiers coming back from the front. The war ...
    Text  Bartleman, The Hon. James K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 14 Dec 2006, 164-169   The speaker's fifth Christmas luncheon. Highlighting the service, past and present, of Canada's military men and women as well as one of Toronto's most outstanding charity organizations. Imagining the Empire ...
  • The Museum As The New Agora
    Text  Thorsell, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 3 May 2007, 382-391     Toronto, possibly now beginning another cycle of somewhat confident creativity. Considering the generation of the 1950s. The City of Toronto in the 1950s. Recalling Toronto's then new City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. The installation of the then-controversial sculpture by Henry Moore. More examples of new buildings in Toronto from ...
    Text  Thorsell, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 3 May 2007, 382-391   Toronto, possibly now beginning another cycle of somewhat confident creativity. Considering the generation of the 1950s. The City of Toronto in the 1950s. Recalling Toronto's then new City Hall and ...
  • Issues in Canada-U.S. Relations
    Text  Wilkins, The Hon. David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 1 Mar 2007, 313-324     The speaker's experience over the last 20 months that he has been in Canada. A conversation with friends rather than a formal speech, about four pressing issues. Accentuating the positive. The relationship between our two countries on the upswing. The four pressing issues: passports and the requirements of The Western ...
    Text  Wilkins, The Hon. David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 1 Mar 2007, 313-324   The speaker's experience over the last 20 months that he has been in Canada. A conversation with friends rather than a formal speech, about four pressing issues. Accentuating the positive. ...
  • Investment Opportunities in Tanzania
    Text  Lowassa, The Rt. Hon. Edward N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 30 Nov 2006, 156-163     A repeated appeal to governments in rich countries like Canada, to business and collateral governments, to work together to ensure that Africa's abundant natural resources not only contribute to their country's economic development but also that such rich resources should produce blessings not curses. Negotiations with mining companies to review ...
    Text  Lowassa, The Rt. Hon. Edward N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 30 Nov 2006, 156-163   A repeated appeal to governments in rich countries like Canada, to business and collateral governments, to work together to ensure that Africa's abundant natural resources not only contribute to their ...
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