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  • Reflections on Developments in the Canadian Financial System
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Canada's Economy Beyond the Year 2000
    Text  Caplan, David L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 19 Nov 1998, 228-239     Some meaningful dialogue about Canada's future economic prospects. Some views about where the speaker thinks we are headed, or where we ought to be headed. Turbulence and uncertainty clouding the near-term outlook. The urgent need for Canada to continue to become less dependent on commodities and better-known for its world-class ...
    Text  Caplan, David L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 19 Nov 1998, 228-239   Some meaningful dialogue about Canada's future economic prospects. Some views about where the speaker thinks we are headed, or where we ought to be headed. Turbulence and uncertainty clouding the ...
  • Canada's 1997 Budget
    Text  The Honourable Paul Martin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 21 Feb 1997, 419-433     The current Federal Government's fourth budget. One overriding goal: the need to build both a stronger economy and a stronger society. A plan in place since this government took office; that plan acted upon, and built, in every one of the budgets. Four key elements of the plan. Establishing confidence ...
    Text  The Honourable Paul Martin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 21 Feb 1997, 419-433   The current Federal Government's fourth budget. One overriding goal: the need to build both a stronger economy and a stronger society. A plan in place since this government took office; ...
  • Investment Outlook—1997
    Text  Coxe, Donald; Manford, Michael; Gluskin, Ira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 16 Jan 1997, 335-349     Donald Coxe A forecast for the global economy and global capital markets for the year. The speaker's forecast that this is going to be a different kind of world for the global economy and capital markets than we have been used to experiencing. Looking back at what gave us the ...
    Text  Coxe, Donald; Manford, Michael; Gluskin, Ira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 16 Jan 1997, 335-349   Donald Coxe A forecast for the global economy and global capital markets for the year. The speaker's forecast that this is going to be a different kind of world for ...
  • The Accelerating Pace of Progress
    Text  Templeton, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 May 1995, 12-25     The economic aspect of change. Living in a period of prosperity. Some comparisons from 50 years ago. Canada's rank as first in the world in terms of the quality of life. Achievements in Canada over the last 25 years. Indications of improved quality of life. The increasing acceptance of the ...
    Text  Templeton, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 May 1995, 12-25   The economic aspect of change. Living in a period of prosperity. Some comparisons from 50 years ago. Canada's rank as first in the world in terms of the quality of ...
  • The Future Is Not What It Was
    Text  Desjardins, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 13 Jan 1994, 251-265     Canada's economic prospects for 1994. The old ways don't work anymore. Uncertainty among Canadians. Why the Canadian experience is what it is. Uses Domtar as an example of the broader Canadian experience. How Domtar succeeded as an analogy to how Canada can succeed in the new global economy.
    Text  Desjardins, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 13 Jan 1994, 251-265   Canada's economic prospects for 1994. The old ways don't work anymore. Uncertainty among Canadians. Why the Canadian experience is what it is. Uses Domtar as an example of the broader ...
  • Beyond Bureaucracy: Governing for the Nineties
    Text  Savage, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 2 Dec 1993, 222-231     Challenges to governments to do things in new ways in answer to a changing and dynamic world, especially the electronic revolution. What recession and unemployment means for Canadians. New opportunities. A perspective told from the viewpoint of an Eastern Canadian politician now seeing similar problems in central Canada. The importance ...
    Text  Savage, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 2 Dec 1993, 222-231   Challenges to governments to do things in new ways in answer to a changing and dynamic world, especially the electronic revolution. What recession and unemployment means for Canadians. New opportunities. ...
  • Banking and the Environment
    Text  Sinclair, Helen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 5 Mar 1992, 406-416     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A comparison, with statistics, between the 1981-82 recession and the 1990-91 recession. A further description of the current recession, hopefully nearing its end. Some economic issues driven by demographics, such as health and the environment. ...
    Text  Sinclair, Helen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 5 Mar 1992, 406-416   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A comparison, with statistics, between the 1981-82 recession and the 1990-91 recession. A further description ...
  • Making It in the New Economy
    Text  Cohen, Dian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 6 Feb 1992, 320-331     What the "new" economy is, and how we can "make it." Examples and descriptions of the new global economy based on information, with national economies irrelevant for purposes of making decisions (based on the writings of Peter Drucker and Alvin Toffler). National output as a function of global product strategy. ...
    Text  Cohen, Dian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 6 Feb 1992, 320-331   What the "new" economy is, and how we can "make it." Examples and descriptions of the new global economy based on information, with national economies irrelevant for purposes of making ...
  • Canadian Sovereignty in a Global Economy: Can the National Dream Survive?
    Text  Barlow, Maude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 15 Nov 1990, 142-155     Canada's dream of a sovereign nation. How Canada was built. The need for sharing and our understanding of the need for community-based entrepreneurial action and the distribution of wealth and opportunities. Why and how Canadian Crown corporations were conceived. Our complex network of social programs. The belief that services should ...
    Text  Barlow, Maude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 15 Nov 1990, 142-155   Canada's dream of a sovereign nation. How Canada was built. The need for sharing and our understanding of the need for community-based entrepreneurial action and the distribution of wealth and ...
  • A Penny Earned
    Text  Barrett, Matthew, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 1 Mar 1990, 238-245     The health of our national economy. The case for improving the savings rate in Canada: a strategic imperative to prepare ourselves sensibly for the future: a directional shift extending over the next decade or two. Canada's state of preparedness for a future fraught with uncertainty. Weaknesses of the Canadian economy: ...
    Text  Barrett, Matthew, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 1 Mar 1990, 238-245   The health of our national economy. The case for improving the savings rate in Canada: a strategic imperative to prepare ourselves sensibly for the future: a directional shift extending over ...
  • Canada in the Year 2000
    Text  Cornelissen, Michael A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 24 Nov 1988, 130-145     A long, hard, sober look at the long-term future of Canada. Where do we want to be in 12 years, a time during which the sum total of human knowledge will double once again. Opportunities during that time. A review which looks first at the immediate past 12 years; the ...
    Text  Cornelissen, Michael A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 24 Nov 1988, 130-145   A long, hard, sober look at the long-term future of Canada. Where do we want to be in 12 years, a time during which the sum total of human knowledge ...
  • The Crash of 1987: What Did it Really Mean?
    Text  Coxe, Donald G.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 20 Oct 1988, 82-92     The end of the bull markets: a year later. The aberration of Black Monday. The "Crash" as an historic event which ended the "four-decade historical continuum, … built on the twin assumptions of American military and financial hegemony." A new and more uncertain kind of economic, financial, and strategic environment. ...
    Text  Coxe, Donald G.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 20 Oct 1988, 82-92   The end of the bull markets: a year later. The aberration of Black Monday. The "Crash" as an historic event which ended the "four-decade historical continuum, … built on the ...
  • Review of Canada's Expanding Role in the Global Market
    Text  Jeanniot, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 17 Mar 1988, 299-307     Some of the myths which have clouded the understanding of many Canadians. A discussion of some of the realities that today confront Canada in the global arena. Some views on the challenge which must be met by this country, its business, and its people, to become truly world competitive. The ...
    Text  Jeanniot, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 17 Mar 1988, 299-307   Some of the myths which have clouded the understanding of many Canadians. A discussion of some of the realities that today confront Canada in the global arena. Some views on ...
  • The Economy: 1984-1988
    Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 15 Feb 1988, 238-248     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The government's strategy for recovery and agenda for economic renewal set out 3-1/2 years ago when they took office. A review of what that strategy and agenda were. A discussion in response to the question ...
    Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 15 Feb 1988, 238-248   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The government's strategy for recovery and agenda for economic renewal set out 3-1/2 years ago ...
  • The Role of Government in the Economy of the '90s
    Text  Martin, Paul Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Jan 1988, 193-205     The kind of world economic environment we find ourselves in and what "ought to be" the changing role of government within that environment. Change and how it has manifested itself: in an increasingly globalized economy and in a steady decline in the value of raw materials relative to manufactured goods ...
    Text  Martin, Paul Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Jan 1988, 193-205   The kind of world economic environment we find ourselves in and what "ought to be" the changing role of government within that environment. Change and how it has manifested itself: ...
  • The Year Ahead: Key Concerns for 1988
    Text  Farrow, Maureen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 10 Dec 1987, 162-170     The economic environment the speaker foresees for the next year. Then a discussion of the pressures the government will be under from the election timetable. The policy implications of these forces as they come together. These issues are discussed under the following headings: The Economic Environment; Canada Continues to Perform ...
    Text  Farrow, Maureen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 10 Dec 1987, 162-170   The economic environment the speaker foresees for the next year. Then a discussion of the pressures the government will be under from the election timetable. The policy implications of these ...
  • Trade, Technology and Tomorrow
    Text  McGinnis, Lloyd R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Mar 1987, 318-325     Two priorities as Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce: "Exports are of paramount importance to our future," and "Advanced technology is our only hope of meeting global competition." The importance of export trade to Canada. The reduction in demand for Canada's resource products. Looking elsewhere than ...
    Text  McGinnis, Lloyd R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Mar 1987, 318-325   Two priorities as Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce: "Exports are of paramount importance to our future," and "Advanced technology is our only hope of meeting ...
  • 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, ...
  • Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?
    Text  Francis, Diane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 2 Oct 1986, 26-37     The speaker reviews issues addressed in her book, "Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?". She begins with some comparisons between Canada and the United States, and continues with a discussion of power. She follows with a discussion of the fact that 32 families and five conglomerates control about one third of ...
    Text  Francis, Diane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 2 Oct 1986, 26-37   The speaker reviews issues addressed in her book, "Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?". She begins with some comparisons between Canada and the United States, and continues with a discussion of ...
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