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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 ...
  • Investing in Children is an Excellent Return on Investment
    Text  Stewart, The Hon. Jane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 27 Mar 2003, 381-393     Issues addressed at the Empire Club of Canada. Turning our attention to social policy. The speaker's responsibilities as Minister of Human Resources Development Canada. Views around why a continued investment in social policy is so important for Canada as we enter the new millennium. How good social policies should be ...
    Text  Stewart, The Hon. Jane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 27 Mar 2003, 381-393   Issues addressed at the Empire Club of Canada. Turning our attention to social policy. The speaker's responsibilities as Minister of Human Resources Development Canada. Views around why a continued investment ...
  • 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; ...
  • The Outlook for 1965
    Text  Moore, George S.; Currie, William M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 7 Jan 1965, 149-162     Mr. Moore Some outlooks and a few words about the speaker's views of the U.S. economy in 1965. Some predictions about 1965. Another year of economic expansion. The circumstances under which growth could continue. Favourable factors in 1965. Some problems, similar to those being experienced in Canada. What underlies the ...
    Text  Moore, George S.; Currie, William M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 7 Jan 1965, 149-162   Mr. Moore Some outlooks and a few words about the speaker's views of the U.S. economy in 1965. Some predictions about 1965. Another year of economic expansion. The circumstances under ...
  • Some Canadian Problems
    Text  Beatty, Edward W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 10 Jan 1924, 3-16     The attitude of the railways, particularly that of the C.P.R., towards the City of Toronto. Sources of conflict between the City and the Companies. The origins of the difficulties of 1913 and 1923. The agreement which constitutes a legal obligation upon the Grand Trunk Railway and its successors, the Canadian ...
    Text  Beatty, Edward W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 10 Jan 1924, 3-16   The attitude of the railways, particularly that of the C.P.R., towards the City of Toronto. Sources of conflict between the City and the Companies. The origins of the difficulties of ...
  • The New Society: New Title, Same Old Debate
    Text  Pearson, Gerald E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 1 Apr 1976, 369-383     The problem of semantics in terms such as "free market system," "capitalism," "socialism," "free enterprise." The "mixed economy" that exists in Canada. Comments on the assertion by the Prime Minister announcing the federal spending cuts that Canada had entered "a new economic era" and that a "new kind of society" ...
    Text  Pearson, Gerald E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 1 Apr 1976, 369-383   The problem of semantics in terms such as "free market system," "capitalism," "socialism," "free enterprise." The "mixed economy" that exists in Canada. Comments on the assertion by the Prime Minister ...
  • Alternatives for a Free Society
    Text  McIvor, Donald K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 5 Feb 1976, 251-262     A speech of enquiry, addressing what choices we have, in Trudeau's words: "…as a free people responsible for our own destiny and capable of shaping our own future." Terms and definitions for "free market system" and "mixed economy." Response to what the Prime Minister has said. Agreement, with discussion that ...
    Text  McIvor, Donald K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 5 Feb 1976, 251-262   A speech of enquiry, addressing what choices we have, in Trudeau's words: "…as a free people responsible for our own destiny and capable of shaping our own future." Terms and ...
  • Free Enterprise in Canada
    Text  Caouette, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 9 Nov 1972, 88-104     Post-election speech. Short review of the election results. Prospects of the Social Credit Party of Canada outside of Quebec. Canada's economic problems as the main one. Regional and provincial disparities. Solutions as proposed by the Social Credit Party. Economic roles of government, individuals, and institutions.
    Text  Caouette, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 9 Nov 1972, 88-104   Post-election speech. Short review of the election results. Prospects of the Social Credit Party of Canada outside of Quebec. Canada's economic problems as the main one. Regional and provincial disparities. ...
  • The Future is Not What it Used to Be
    Text  Baird, Charles F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 30 Apr 1981, 382-395     An examination of some of the "major characteristics of change that will face Canada and the world in the 1980s." The economic future of the Western industrial countries is not optimistic in the medium-term outlook. Basic problems facing policy makers are "the high cost of unemployment and inflation, and the ...
    Text  Baird, Charles F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 30 Apr 1981, 382-395   An examination of some of the "major characteristics of change that will face Canada and the world in the 1980s." The economic future of the Western industrial countries is not ...
  • Crossing The 100 Billion Dollar Mark
    Text  Smith, Dr. Arthur J.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 20 Jan 1972, 174-190     A complete review of Canada's current economic condition. An optimistic forecast for 1972. Canada's gross national product for the first time to cross the 100 billion dollar mark. A review of highlights of business trends over the past few years; also reasons for continuing problems of unemployment, underutilized facilities, fixed ...
    Text  Smith, Dr. Arthur J.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 20 Jan 1972, 174-190   A complete review of Canada's current economic condition. An optimistic forecast for 1972. Canada's gross national product for the first time to cross the 100 billion dollar mark. A review ...
  • The Canada Development Corporation
    Text  Hampson, H. Anthony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 17 Feb 1972, 244-262     The Canada Development Corporation and some background as to its origins in the mid-1950s. Walter Gordon's Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects. The issue of non-resident ownership and control of the Canadian economy. Changes in Canada's trade and balance of payments. The growth of exports vs. imports. Demand for Canada's ...
    Text  Hampson, H. Anthony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 17 Feb 1972, 244-262   The Canada Development Corporation and some background as to its origins in the mid-1950s. Walter Gordon's Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects. The issue of non-resident ownership and control of ...
  • America Besieged
    Text  Rinfret, Dr. Pierre A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 9 Dec 1971, 106-123     A joint meet of The Empire Club of Canada and the Toronto Society of Financial Analysis. Canadian-American relations, particularly economic. Provocative statement by President Nixon that Japan (not Canada) was America's No. 1 trading partner. Apologies to Prime Minister Trudeau. America not protectionist. Canada and America's economies tied together. A ...
    Text  Rinfret, Dr. Pierre A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 9 Dec 1971, 106-123   A joint meet of The Empire Club of Canada and the Toronto Society of Financial Analysis. Canadian-American relations, particularly economic. Provocative statement by President Nixon that Japan (not Canada) was ...
  • 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. ...
  • An Amateur Looks at the Canadian Economy
    Text  Smith, Arthur Le Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 11 Dec 1947, 157-170     The Geneva Trade Agreements. The accomplishment of 26 nations emerging from a meeting with an agreement. An agreement broadly based on there being no discriminations in trade between those 26 countries. Some excerpts from the agreement, with explication. A further meeting going on right now, in Havana, where changes will ...
    Text  Smith, Arthur Le Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 11 Dec 1947, 157-170   The Geneva Trade Agreements. The accomplishment of 26 nations emerging from a meeting with an agreement. An agreement broadly based on there being no discriminations in trade between those 26 ...
  • The Work of the Central Bank
    Text  Rasminsky, Louis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Oct 1963, 41-56     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Two recent Annual Reports published by the Bank of Canada to explain what the Bank was doing and why; also press statements on the six occasions that the Bank Rate was changed. The submission to ...
    Text  Rasminsky, Louis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Oct 1963, 41-56   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Two recent Annual Reports published by the Bank of Canada to explain what the Bank ...
  • The More Exciting Canada
    Text  Blair, S. Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 27 Jan 1977, 209-223     A review of Canada's recent history and society, particularly in terms of the economy. The new exciting Canada which "likely contains much opportunity to arrange a more interesting and deserving place to live." What it is not a time for. Time, rather, to "get it together." Canada's distinctions. A time ...
    Text  Blair, S. Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 27 Jan 1977, 209-223   A review of Canada's recent history and society, particularly in terms of the economy. The new exciting Canada which "likely contains much opportunity to arrange a more interesting and deserving ...
  • Let's Get Back to People
    Text  Bilodeau, Rodrique J., Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 4 Nov 1976, 75-86     The basic question and answer under review: "What is the most basic, solid foundation upon which to build a socio-economic environment in Canada that will allow the country to prosper without the highly dislocative problem of inflation?" Institutions must "serve people as individuals. They must ensure that the fundamental rights ...
    Text  Bilodeau, Rodrique J., Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 4 Nov 1976, 75-86   The basic question and answer under review: "What is the most basic, solid foundation upon which to build a socio-economic environment in Canada that will allow the country to prosper ...
  • What's Behind the Lemming Urge?
    Text  Mackasey, The Honourable Bryce, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 2 Oct 1975, 41-53     A belief that we in Canada are "trading a system, a mixed-economy system that gives us all an unprecedented freedom, for a system we fought a hot and cold war to escape." What our free enterprise system has given us. The need for the control of self-restraint. A brief history ...
    Text  Mackasey, The Honourable Bryce, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 2 Oct 1975, 41-53   A belief that we in Canada are "trading a system, a mixed-economy system that gives us all an unprecedented freedom, for a system we fought a hot and cold war ...
  • Plain Talk
    Text  Turner, The Honourable John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 18 Nov 1971, 71-83     The problem of economic uncertainty. Two critical factors: "the difficulty in communication between government and citizen and the incessant pace of change in today's world" with a discussion of each. Examples of problems with America's policies: the 10% surcharge on imports; the nuclear test on Amchitka. Economic independence for Canada. ...
    Text  Turner, The Honourable John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 18 Nov 1971, 71-83   The problem of economic uncertainty. Two critical factors: "the difficulty in communication between government and citizen and the incessant pace of change in today's world" with a discussion of each. ...
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