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  • Wind Generated Controversy and the financial, legal and political implications of Ontario’s Green Energy Act.
    Text       02 June 2011 The growing movement of opposition to industrial wind energy in Ontario, and the challenges Ontario’s Green Energy Act faces from a financial, legal and political perspective.
    Text     02 June 2011 The growing movement of opposition to industrial wind energy in Ontario, and the challenges Ontario’s Green Energy Act faces from a financial, legal and political perspective.
  • Canada Day and Canadian Politics
    Text       Some opening humorous remarks about the speaker’s invitation to speak. Reference of the departure of Don Newman from the CBC. The speaker continues in a humorous vein, lampooning several issues and figures of Canadian politics, interspersed with serious remarks. Some of the highlights: Detailing the day-to-day activities of Canadian politics. ...
    Text     Some opening humorous remarks about the speaker’s invitation to speak. Reference of the departure of Don Newman from the CBC. The speaker continues in a humorous vein, lampooning several issues ...
  • AIMCo—Edmonton’s New Investment Opportunity
    Text       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 to help solve some of ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Lights… Orchestra… Curtains: Bring on the Best of World-Class Live Theatre!
    Text       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 in Toronto. Competition in Toronto. The effect ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Canada’s Pension Challenge
    Text       Pensions as front-page news. The wide-reaching affect of pensions. The very public debate about pensions – retirement security, affordability, realistic contribution and benefit levels, social responsibility, and retirement age – our future. Pensions for Canadian as a possible defining issue in the next federal election campaign. An emerging pension champion ...
    Text     Pensions as front-page news. The wide-reaching affect of pensions. The very public debate about pensions – retirement security, affordability, realistic contribution and benefit levels, social responsibility, and retirement age – ...
  • Alternative Energy: How Soon Is Too Soon?
    Text       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 panellists. Several questions were asked and ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Progressive Conservative Party Leadership
    Text       A panel discussion led by Larry Stout and beginning with Christine Elliott: Personal bio graphical details. The needed debate about policy, direction of the party, where it stands. One question that matters. What the speaker has and wants to fight for. The tax burden on working families. The speaker’s plan ...
    Text     A panel discussion led by Larry Stout and beginning with Christine Elliott: Personal bio graphical details. The needed debate about policy, direction of the party, where it stands. One question ...
  • Social Media and Corporate Trust
    Text       Introduction of panellists by Boyd Neil who continues to speak. The decline in trust in companies over the past few years. Social tools such as YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and blogging as catalysts for impugning corporate behaviour. Some examples. How these tools can be used by organizations and companies to ...
    Text     Introduction of panellists by Boyd Neil who continues to speak. The decline in trust in companies over the past few years. Social tools such as YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and ...
  • Children’s Mental Health Week
    Text       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 mental health through her daughter. No magic pill. ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Accountability in the Public Sector: Auditing Canada’s Economic Action Plan
    Text       A non-cheerful backdrop for the speaker’s talk. Encountering doom and gloom on the economic front. A backdrop that also provides valuable context for some aspects of the legislative audit work of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. What Canadians are worrying about. The demand for accountability from their ...
    Text     A non-cheerful backdrop for the speaker’s talk. Encountering doom and gloom on the economic front. A backdrop that also provides valuable context for some aspects of the legislative audit work ...
  • Ryerson as a City Builder
    Text       Some particular introductions and welcoming remarks from the speaker. The speaker’s fascination with the connection between universities and cities. The neighbourhood of Ryerson. The university’s responsibility to be a city builder and proactive city builders for the economy, wealth creation, and jobs. How Ryerson can do this. Partnering with other ...
    Text     Some particular introductions and welcoming remarks from the speaker. The speaker’s fascination with the connection between universities and cities. The neighbourhood of Ryerson. The university’s responsibility to be a city ...
  • Ontario’s Financial Situation
    Text       Challenges facing the finance minister and how they are not as daunting as those facing families who have lost a job. Ontario grappling with this reality. What the IMF says. Contributing factors to the current economic situation. The global storm that hit so hard late in 2008. The bottom line. ...
    Text     Challenges facing the finance minister and how they are not as daunting as those facing families who have lost a job. Ontario grappling with this reality. What the IMF says. ...
  • Creating a Space for Canadian Voices in a Chaotic Media Landscape
    Text       The speaker’s position as head of CBC/Radio-Canada. What he soon discovered about the public broadcaster after he arrived in 2008. The 29 services that the CBC brings to Canadians. The speaker’s role as a listener as a priority. Some of the common perceptions and misconceptions that he encountered. The three ...
    Text     The speaker’s position as head of CBC/Radio-Canada. What he soon discovered about the public broadcaster after he arrived in 2008. The 29 services that the CBC brings to Canadians. The ...
  • How to Create a Culture of Innovation
    Text       Providing some insight on innovation. Innovation now as the prime driver of economic growth and how that is so. The experience of three companies that are representative of innovative companies in the economy. A global survey on innovative practice and performance. The results and some of the things to which ...
    Text     Providing some insight on innovation. Innovation now as the prime driver of economic growth and how that is so. The experience of three companies that are representative of innovative companies ...
  • Moving Forward From Hardship to Hope
    Text       The speaker’s family history with The Empire Club and The Canadian Club. Listening to lead. Questions the speaker has heard from Canadians. Taking inspiration from each other – an anecdote. The government that Canadian need. What Liberals understand about leadership in tough times. Mr. Harper taking us back to tough ...
    Text     The speaker’s family history with The Empire Club and The Canadian Club. Listening to lead. Questions the speaker has heard from Canadians. Taking inspiration from each other – an anecdote. ...
  • Annual Christmas Luncheon 2008
    Text       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: ...
    Text     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: ...
  • Education Panel Discussions
    Text       Lynda Palazzi: A great time to talk about Gen Ys and Gen Zs- a huge group from 11-30 now in our schools and workplaces. How powerful these groups are, with illustrative example. How to harness the skills and energy of these groups. Some challenges to face. Do we care enough? ...
    Text     Lynda Palazzi: A great time to talk about Gen Ys and Gen Zs- a huge group from 11-30 now in our schools and workplaces. How powerful these groups are, with ...
  • The Canadian Forces—Today and in the Future
    Text       Some introductory remarks. The speaker in his fifth month as Chief of Defence Staff and how he is enjoying the job. His former job. A description of his current job, with examples and anecdotes. Canadian men and women in uniform. High standards of excellence. An outline of the speaker’s assessment ...
    Text     Some introductory remarks. The speaker in his fifth month as Chief of Defence Staff and how he is enjoying the job. His former job. A description of his current job, ...
  • The Third World—Is It Sinking or Shrinking?
    Text       The tendency to be pessimistic about the future of mankind right now and why. One of the greatest challenges presented by globalization. Future planetary stabilization and upon what it depends. Progress being made over the last 50 years. The shrinking of the Third World – measuring progress. Factors involved. Some ...
    Text     The tendency to be pessimistic about the future of mankind right now and why. One of the greatest challenges presented by globalization. Future planetary stabilization and upon what it depends. ...
  • The New AGO
    Text       Several slides are shown during this speech. An acknowledgement of donors and others in the audience that helped to make the new AGO possible. Difficult times to lead a cultural institution and how that is so. Looking at the future of the AGO with optimism. The times we live in ...
    Text     Several slides are shown during this speech. An acknowledgement of donors and others in the audience that helped to make the new AGO possible. Difficult times to lead a cultural ...
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