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  • 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 ...
  • Policy Formation in a Rapidly Changing Society
    Text  Schreyer, The Honourable Edward R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 11 Dec 1969, 164-176     The debate over means and ends. Is there such a thing as a common public good? If so, what is this ultimate good? If not, is there a legitimate proxy? These and other questions are posed, then one part of this debate is focussed on: the question of means as ...
    Text  Schreyer, The Honourable Edward R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 11 Dec 1969, 164-176   The debate over means and ends. Is there such a thing as a common public good? If so, what is this ultimate good? If not, is there a legitimate proxy? ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Economic and Social Challenges Facing Canadians
    Text  Manley, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 29 Feb 1996, 394-404     How Canadians, working together, can face the economic and social challenges as our economy moves into the next century. A pervasive sense of worry about the future by Canadians. Evidence and impact of this worry and concern about jobs. The feeling that our economy is drifting as we experience enormous ...
    Text  Manley, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 29 Feb 1996, 394-404   How Canadians, working together, can face the economic and social challenges as our economy moves into the next century. A pervasive sense of worry about the future by Canadians. Evidence ...
  • Labour's Contribution to Community Progress
    Text  Moore, Tom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 8 Apr 1926, 145-158     The need for proper understanding between the various sections of the community so that real national and international unity might be achieved. A definition of labour, and its various meanings under Trades and Labour Congress, Labour Unions, the Labour Political Party, etc. Observations made by the speaker to be those ...
    Text  Moore, Tom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 8 Apr 1926, 145-158   The need for proper understanding between the various sections of the community so that real national and international unity might be achieved. A definition of labour, and its various meanings ...
  • Canada's Problems in Relief and Assistance
    Text  Whitton, Miss Charlotte, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 19 Mar 1936, 306-320     Canada's problems in welfare and assistance restricted neither to urban nor rural areas, to east nor west, to north nor south. An illustrative anecdote to convey the nature and extent of Canada's challenge in the problem of maternal care and of infant mortality. The record of various major health centres, ...
    Text  Whitton, Miss Charlotte, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 19 Mar 1936, 306-320   Canada's problems in welfare and assistance restricted neither to urban nor rural areas, to east nor west, to north nor south. An illustrative anecdote to convey the nature and extent ...
  • Social Security in Canada—the Challenge Ahead
    Text  Lalonde, The Honourable Marc, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 31 Oct 1974, 71-86     The social well-being of individual Canadians. The Working Paper on Social Security. The first stage of social security review, with implementation of immediate reforms done. Now, difficult decisions to make. How to meet the income needs of those who are unable to work. How to ensure that Canadians with low ...
    Text  Lalonde, The Honourable Marc, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 31 Oct 1974, 71-86   The social well-being of individual Canadians. The Working Paper on Social Security. The first stage of social security review, with implementation of immediate reforms done. Now, difficult decisions to make. ...
  • Canada 1986: New Realities
    Text  Drouin, Marie-Josée, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 13 Feb 1986, 248-263     An address focussing on broad economic and social trends, or on the "political economy." The need for Canadians to understand choices to be made, and the opinions underlying these choices, with regard to fiscal policy, social policy, and trade policy. Making correct choices dependant on the shared perception we have ...
    Text  Drouin, Marie-Josée, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 13 Feb 1986, 248-263   An address focussing on broad economic and social trends, or on the "political economy." The need for Canadians to understand choices to be made, and the opinions underlying these choices, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nixonomics and Canadian Independence
    Text  Lewis, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 4 Nov 1971, 60-70     The state of the Canadian economy, short- and long-range prospects. Serious unemployment problems not the result of American policies and an exploration of why not. The import surcharge. Nixonomics. Creating unemployment no longer an effective policy against inflation and why. Economic planning a key ingredient and necessity. Export trade. Continentalism. ...
    Text  Lewis, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 4 Nov 1971, 60-70   The state of the Canadian economy, short- and long-range prospects. Serious unemployment problems not the result of American policies and an exploration of why not. The import surcharge. Nixonomics. Creating ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Canadian Economy in the Post-Control Era
    Text  Post, Dr. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 6 Oct 1977, 27-40     The Economic Council of Canada. The fourteenth Annual Review to be published about a month after this address. A discussion of some of the major issues facing the Canadian economy over the next five years. Economic Performance and Outlook. Causes of high levels of unemployment. Consumer prices. Balance of payments ...
    Text  Post, Dr. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 6 Oct 1977, 27-40   The Economic Council of Canada. The fourteenth Annual Review to be published about a month after this address. A discussion of some of the major issues facing the Canadian economy ...
  • 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 ...
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