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AIMCo--Edmonton's New Investment Opportunity 
Text  June 11 2009,   The speaker's participation in Ontario Teachers for almost 10 years. How we intend to give substance to the provincial government's dream to create another strong pension endowment manager, this time in Alberta. The larger Alberta growth story. Opportunities for technology from the rest of Canada...
Is There a Future for Manufacturing in Canada? 
Text  20081002  October 2, 2008 Dr. Jayson Myers President, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association Is there a future for manufacturing in Canada? Chairman: Jo-Ann McArthur,President, The Empire Club of Canada Head Table Guests Verity Craig: Managing Director, CV ...
Children's Mental Health Week 
Text  May 6, 2009,   Valerie Pringle and Margaret Trudeau in dialogue about children and youth mental health. Ms. Trudeau's bipolar condition. Background and history to Ms. Trudeau's condition. Treatment for depression. The role of serotonin. Consequences of marijuana use for Ms. Trudeau. Ms. Pringle's experience with...
Annual Investment Outlook 2009 
Text  Jan 8 2009,   Thomas S. Caldwell: Understanding the future by first understanding the present and the immediate past. A story. The current circumstances that we are living through. Our reactions and our government's reactions defining the future of the economy and the markets in which we live. Our American...
Lights… Orchestra… Curtains: Bring on the Best of World-Class Live Theatre! 
Text  June 4 2009,   The speaker's response to the oft-asked question "Why did you get into the theatre business?" Getting the theatre bug. Co-productions with Canstage. Founding "Dancap Productions." Technology and society - social contact. The importance of the live theatre. Some history and background to theatre...
Annual Christmas Luncheon 2008 
Text  Dec 18, 2008  December 18, 2008 The Hon. David C. Onley Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario Annual Christmas Luncheon Chairman:Jo-Ann McArthur, President, The Empire Club of Canada Head Table Guests David Goodwin: Director, The Empire Club of Canada, and Co-Chair, The Empire Club of ...
Alternative Energy: How Soon Is Too Soon? 
Text  May 21 2009,   A definition of alternative energy - or what it isn't. Narrow focus on alternative green energy. How things are changing for alternative energy. Ontario's Green Energy Act. The International Renewable Energy Agency. The commitment of all three panellists to green energy. Introduction of the...
Financial Forum 2008 
Text  Jan 3, 2008  Donald G.M. Coxe A quote from Leon Trotsky. A century that has begun with a redefinition of the capital markets and is continuing to do so. The disaster area of the market. Misleading, deceptive misbehaviour and its consequences. Why commodities were best. The speaker's company's formula for...
Ontario's 2008-2009 Budget 
Text  March 26, 2008  The presentation of the 2008-09 Ontario budget to the legislature yesterday. Stronger-than-expected growth in 2007. The growth expected in 2008. Some sectors facing serious difficulties. Factors affecting growth forecasts and creating uncertainty. The government maintaining its approach. The...
Reflections on Developments in the Canadian Financial System 
Text  Dec 9, 2007  The speaker delivering his final public speech as Governor of the Bank of Canada. What the speaker means by "financial system." Why the Bank of Canada puts such emphasis on financial system issues. A look back over the past seven years - particularly the last seven months. A discussion of some...
An End to Rhetoric: Putting Patients First 
Text  October 12 2007  Greetings from the more than 65,000 physician-members of the Canadian Medical Association. The speaker addressing the club as the 140th president of the CMA. The first president. The health of Canadians. An analogy. The Canadian health system that needs fixing. CMA solutions. People that distort...
The Role of NATO in Afghanistan 
TextImage  8 Apr 2008,   NATO; its operation in Afghanistan; its future and the vital role that Canada plays in the NATO alliance. Canada's distinguished military history. Canada's selfless service and its commitment in Afghanistan. Selfless service as personified by the non-commissioned officer. Meeting and recognizing...
Forum on the 2008 United States Presidential Election 
Text  Apr 17, 2008  This is a moderated panel. John Ibbitson acts as moderator. The address is a series of questions and answers, an exchange of views. Questions from the audience were also addressed. First question to Paul Cellucci regarding John McCain and the Republican race. Ibbitson: "... what kind of a...
The IT Talent Gap: Answering Canada's Greatest Human Capital Challenge 
Text  June 12, 2008  Technology and the talent required that makes technology a vital part of our national economy. Reference to the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity's Report on Canada 2008 and the need it pointed to. Competing in the global economy and what that means in terms of innovation, especially...
The Canada-U.S. Relationship 
Text  10 Jan 2008,   Declaring a small bias. New York City. Some quotes about Americans and Canadians. The diplomat's job. Some American and Canadian traits. The nature of relationships. Some differences between Americans and Canadians. Differences within our countries rather than between them, and ways in which that...
The Importance of International Accounting Standards 
Text  April 25 2008,   An invitation to an accounting standard-setter as a reflection of the times. Finger-pointing at accounting standards as the cause of the current crisis. The speaker's disagreement and why. What the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is doing to address issues raised as part of the...
The Ontario we have and the Ontario we deserve 
Text  27 Sep 2007,   Some introductory remarks. A story about the speaker's sister. The gap between the Ontario we have and the Ontario that we deserve. A leadership gap. How to close that gap. Ontario's greatest resource. Ontario as a leader in Canada and around the world. Why that is slipping. Troubling signs for...
Partnership, Consultation, Education 
Text  May 15 2008,   A salute to the Empire Club of Canada. The Empire Club with an affinity for Aboriginal issues. The lands of Canada's North and its Aboriginal peoples as Canada's greatest untapped assets. The need the move forward together with Aboriginal people realizing their full potential to the ultimate...
Alberta--Canada's Engine of Growth 
Text  Sept 25 2007,   Alberta's contribution to Canada. Alberta facing unprecedented global demand for their resources. Alberta providing energy security to Canadians. A safe and stable supplier of energy to North America. Today's Albertans and their ability to build a future of prosperity, opportunity, a world-class...
New Approaches and Partnerships to Meet the Labour Market Challenges of Today and Tomorrow 
Text  Nov 16 2007,   Reference to the federal government making great progress on some big commitments. Some personal history. Now less about hard hands and raw land and more about sharp minds and raw talent. Then barriers to success of weather, disease, and the vagaries of nature. Today, barriers of ferocious global...
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