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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.
The Conservative Fiscal and Economic Plan for the Future of Canada 
Text  07 Oct 2008  Speaking on the day the Prime Minister's party releases its much-anticipated election platform. Reference to previous speeches at for Empire Club. Introduction to people attending with the speaker. The speaker's party economic and fiscal plan to protect Canadians during a time of uncertainty. A...
The New Liberal Vision of Canada 
Text  08 Oct 2008  Canadians as a great people up for a great challenge. The Liberal platform released two weeks ago. Stephen Harper's platform released yesterday. Canada's economy and its significant challenges. Facing a volatile stock market. Economic performance. Stephen Harper not facing these challenges. The...
The Current State of the Economy and How the Government Is Dealing with the Global Financial Crisis 
 
Text  29 Oct 2008,   Pressures and challenges for the Canadian economy, the same as for the rest of the world. Working with our international partners to find ways to address those challenges collectively. Upcoming meetings. A preview of what the speaker will be telling the people he meets about Canada's prospects and...
Ontario's Financial Situation
 
Text  03 Mar 2009  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....
The "Have" Province
 
Text  Sep 29 2008  September 29, 2008 The Hon. Brad Wall Premier of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan, The "Have" Province Chairman: Jo-Ann McArthur,President, The Empire Club of Canada Head Table Guests Derek Nighbor: Senior Vice-President, National Affairs, Retail Council of ...
Social Media and Corporate Trust
 
Text  May 7 2009  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...
Ryerson as a City Builder
 
Text  March 05 2009  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...
Accountability in the Public Sector: Auditing Canada's Economic Action Plan
 
Text  16 Apr 2009  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...
Canada Day and Canadian Politics 
Text  June 18, 2009  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...
Progressive Conservative Party Leadership
 
Text  May 20 2009  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...
Post Election Panel
 
Text  Oct 17 2008  Jamie Watt: How Mr. Harper sees the outcome of the election. The challenges of even a stronger minority government. Several important milestones reached in the campaign just finished. The significance and the challenges that must now be confronted. Meeting expectations of voters. Mr. Harper now...
Moving Forward From Hardship to Hope
 
Text  Jan 23, 2009  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...
The New AGO 
Text  Oct 30 2008  October 30, 2008 Matthew Teitelbaum Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario The New AGO Chairman:Jo-Ann McArthur, President, The Empire Club of Canada Head Table Guests Alison Dalglish-Pottow: National Director of Development, CANFAR, and ...
Canada's Pension Challenge 
Text  May 28 2009  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...
Creating a Space for Canadian Voices in a Chaotic Media Landscape 
Text  Feb 26 2009  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...
How to Create a Culture of Innovation 
Text  February 5, 2009  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...
The Canadian Forces--Today and in the Future
 
Text  Nov 10 2008  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...
The Third World--Is It Sinking or Shrinking? 
Text  Nov 3 2008  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....
Education Panel Discussions
 
Text  Nov 13 2008,   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? Who are "we"? The...
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