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  • Curing Canada's Sick Health-Care System
    Kirby, The Hon. Michael J.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 2 Feb 2006, 306-322     The hot political issue that is health care. The focus on shortening wait-times. The final report on the acute health-care system in Canada - "The Health of Canadians." The recommendation that goverments adopt a health-care guarantee. What that would mean for Canadians. The health-care guarantee as an idea whose time ...
    Kirby, The Hon. Michael J.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 2 Feb 2006, 306-322   The hot political issue that is health care. The focus on shortening ...
  • Building the Next Generation of Medicare
    McGuinty, The Hon. Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 10 May 2004, 383-393     A tribute to Nursing Week. Some comments on studies on health care. Moving forward from studies. How to improve medicare in Ontario. Results desired. Challenges to face. The stress of our gorwing and aging population on health care. An example of one of the challenges. The government's determination. The plan. ...
    McGuinty, The Hon. Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 10 May 2004, 383-393   A tribute to Nursing Week. Some comments on studies on health care. ...
  • Taking Control of Our Own Health
    Smitherman, The Hon. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 8 Apr 2004, 291-306     A deep and unshakeable consensus in Ontario in favour of our system of public health care. The speaker's last five months as Ministe of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario. Life expectancy in Ontario longer, but is it better? The government's goal to make Ontarians the healthiest Canadians. How that ...
    Smitherman, The Hon. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 8 Apr 2004, 291-306   A deep and unshakeable consensus in Ontario in favour of our system ...
  • The Future of the Health-Care System
    Clement, The Hon. Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 1 Nov 2001, 170-181     The Ministry of Health's response to 9/11. What more must be done. Why the speaker enjoys his job. Focussing on people when we talk about our health care system. The health care questionnaire and some of the results. Tackling the challenges. The issue of powerlessness. The speaker's personal reactions to ...
    Clement, The Hon. Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 1 Nov 2001, 170-181   The Ministry of Health's response to 9/11. What more must be done. ...
  • E-Health: The Potential for Radical Change to Health-Care Delivery
    Closson, Tom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 25 Jan 2001, 230-240     The University Health Network. An illustrative chest-pain scenario. What is possible with the technology we have today, but is unlikely to happen. A review of today's health-care system. Consumer expectations. A definition of eHealth. Business ehealth, clinical eHealth and consumer eHealth and what is meant by each. A video clip ...
    Closson, Tom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 25 Jan 2001, 230-240   The University Health Network. An illustrative chest-pain scenario. What is possible with ...
  • A Canadian Technology Success Story Cancer Therapy: From Concept to Commonplace
    Dupont, Dr. Eric, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 30 Nov 2000, 158-168     The speaker as both scientist and businessman. Hope as the inspiration for the work done at AEterna. The progress made in cancer therapy. Canadian research achievements in bringing about increasingly successful cancer treatments. Some facts and figures. Reason for hope. Details of progress. The cost at which these advances have ...
    Dupont, Dr. Eric, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 30 Nov 2000, 158-168   The speaker as both scientist and businessman. Hope as the inspiration for ...
  • Islet Transplant - Towards a Cure for Diabetes
    Shapiro, Dr. James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 2 Nov 2000, 119-132     The Edmonton protocol towards a cure for diabetes. The history of diabetes and the research for a cure. The discovery of insulin. Cases diagnosed today. The cost to Canadian society. A number of choices in the way that diabetes is treated and controlled. A discussion and explanation of the process ...
    Shapiro, Dr. James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 2 Nov 2000, 119-132   The Edmonton protocol towards a cure for diabetes. The history of diabetes ...
  • How Safe is Your Water?
    Vander Laan, Hank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 5 Oct 2000, 99-111     The safety of our drinking water. An overview of the issues countries face to ensure that safe and adequate drinking water is available. Water-protedction strategies currently used here and in other countries. The leading-edge water-treatment tedchnologies that have been developed in Canada. An illustration of the urgency of the water ...
    Vander Laan, Hank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 5 Oct 2000, 99-111   The safety of our drinking water. An overview of the issues countries ...
  • Sustaining a Canadian Health System
    Lozon, Jeff, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 1 Jun 2000, 41-51     The importance of the issue of health care in Canada. Health-care ministers and their relationship with the federal government. The speaker's own experiences as Ontario's Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Addressing a myth about health care. The long-term problem of how we will sustain the system, and why ...
    Lozon, Jeff, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 1 Jun 2000, 41-51   The importance of the issue of health care in Canada. Health-care ministers ...
  • Shaping Health Care for the Millennium
    Scully, Dr. Hugh, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 9 Dec 1999, 190-202     Some background on the Canadian Medical Association. What the CMA believes is essential to maintain and strengthen the health-care system. What the business and community leaders can do to help. Environmental Scan. The health-care system as it has been. The vision of health care for the future. New health challenges ...
    Scully, Dr. Hugh, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 9 Dec 1999, 190-202   Some background on the Canadian Medical Association. What the CMA believes is ...
  • Marking a Year of Fundamental Change
    Cranston, Lynda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 7 Oct 1999, 106-118     This speech is organized under several headings: Introduction; A Legacy from Misfortune; Safety and Managing Risk; Trust Remains Key; Donations: Cornerstone of the System; More change to Come; Conclusion. Issues and topics discussed included the following. Challenges being faced at Canadian Blood Services, created as a result of the crisis ...
    Cranston, Lynda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 7 Oct 1999, 106-118   This speech is organized under several headings: Introduction; A Legacy from Misfortune; ...
  • Health Care in Canada
    Rock, The Hon. Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 30 Sep 1999, 92-105     Keeping our Canadian system of health care. What has to be done to succeed in doing so. First, a commitment. Pros of our system of health care. Differences in cost between the American and Canadian systems of health care. Increased pressure for a parallel private system. What ought to be ...
    Rock, The Hon. Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 30 Sep 1999, 92-105   Keeping our Canadian system of health care. What has to be done ...
  • The Mandate of Ontario's Women's Health Council
    Pepino, Jane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 25 Mar 1999, 429-447     An update on what's happening in women's health. The speaker's role as Chair of the Women's Health Council. Lip service to the subject of women's health over the past decade, and some results of that lip service. Frustrations in dealing with the health system. Getting through the transition from talking ...
    Pepino, Jane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 25 Mar 1999, 429-447   An update on what's happening in women's health. The speaker's role as ...
  • Health Care: We Can’t Go On Like This. Is There a Way out of our Health-Care Dilemma?
    Orovan, Dr. Bill, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 12 Nov 1998, 216-228     The most troublesome issue on the minds of Canadians today - their health-care system. The extensive and rapid changes to our health-care system over the past few years, not seen in the last 35 years; the resulting anxiety. Pointing fingers rather than helping hands; rhetoric as opposed to solid debate. ...
    Orovan, Dr. Bill, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 12 Nov 1998, 216-228   The most troublesome issue on the minds of Canadians today - their ...
  • Universality Under Siege
    Wedderburn, Dr. Dorothy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 3 Oct 1996, 111-124     The pride that Canadians feel for their national health service, similar to that felt by the British people for their national health-care system. The principles on which the original National Health Service (NHS), founded in 1945, rested on; the four major tenets: that it should be a comprehensive service; that ...
    Wedderburn, Dr. Dorothy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 3 Oct 1996, 111-124   The pride that Canadians feel for their national health service, similar to ...
  • Understanding Healthy Nutrition
    Casselman, Barbie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 11 Mar 1992, 417-427     A clarification of some common beliefs about which foods are nutritious and which are not. The proper way to lose weight. The role of metabolism. Diet fads and trends. The role of exercise. Finding the hidden fat in foods. How fat gets stored in our bodies. Proteins and carbohydrates. The ...
    Casselman, Barbie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 11 Mar 1992, 417-427   A clarification of some common beliefs about which foods are nutritious and ...
  • Swallowing the Bitter Pill
    Martin, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 16 Nov 1989, 109-118     Some of the challenges facing The Hospital for Sick Children and the health care system in the years ahead. Some of the problems currently facing us and the capacity of the current funding system. Some of the exciting things happening at The Hospital for Sick Children. The state of Canada's ...
    Martin, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 16 Nov 1989, 109-118   Some of the challenges facing The Hospital for Sick Children and the ...
  • Building the New Ontario
    Grossman, Larry, 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 health care policy is developed in ...
    Grossman, Larry, 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 ...
  • The Choice—Excellence or Mediocrity in Health Care
    Mustard, Dr. J.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 27 Oct 1966, 43-53     Some introductory quotations from Rev. Dr. E.D. McLaren and Jerome Weisner. A recent statement from the Economic Council of Canada with regard to the importance of research "as the means by which we expand the frontier of knowledge." A consideration of the problem of health care, medical education and medical ...
    Mustard, Dr. J.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 27 Oct 1966, 43-53   Some introductory quotations from Rev. Dr. E.D. McLaren and Jerome Weisner. A ...
  • Canada's Health Charter: Its Implications
    Hall, the Honourable Emmett M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 9 Dec 1965, 107-120     The speaker's Chairmanship of the Royal Commission on Health Services and some proposals that he and his colleagues made. The need for Canadians to be healthy physically and mentally as well as educated. The necessity that there not be any question of conflict or of priority between the needs of ...
    Hall, the Honourable Emmett M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 9 Dec 1965, 107-120   The speaker's Chairmanship of the Royal Commission on Health Services and some ...
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