The Conservative Fiscal and Economic Plan for the Future of Canada 
text07 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 
text08 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 
 
text29 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
 
text03 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
 
textSep 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
 
textMay 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
 
textMarch 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
 
text16 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 
textJune 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
 
textMay 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
 
textOct 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
 
textJan 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 
textOct 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 
textMay 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 
textFeb 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 
textFebruary 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
 
textNov 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? 
textNov 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
 
textNov 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...
AIMCo--Edmonton's New Investment Opportunity 
textJune 11 2009, 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...
Is There a Future for Manufacturing in Canada? 
text20081002 October 2, 2008 Dr. Jayson Myers President, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association Is there a future for manufacturing in Canada? Chairman: Jo-Ann McArthur,President, The Empire Club of Canada Head Table Guests Verity Craig: Managing Director, CV ...
Children's Mental Health Week 
textMay 6, 2009, 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...
Annual Investment Outlook 2009 
textJan 8 2009, Thomas S. Caldwell: Understanding the future by first understanding the present and the immediate past. A story. The current circumstances that we are living through. Our reactions and our government's reactions defining the future of the economy and the markets in which we live. Our American...
Lights… Orchestra… Curtains: Bring on the Best of World-Class Live Theatre! 
textJune 4 2009, 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...
Annual Christmas Luncheon 2008 
textDec 18, 2008 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: Director, The Empire Club of Canada, and Co-Chair, The Empire Club of ...
Alternative Energy: How Soon Is Too Soon? 
textMay 21 2009, 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...
Financial Forum 2008 
textJan 3, 2008 Donald G.M. Coxe A quote from Leon Trotsky. A century that has begun with a redefinition of the capital markets and is continuing to do so. The disaster area of the market. Misleading, deceptive misbehaviour and its consequences. Why commodities were best. The speaker's company's formula for...
Ontario's 2008-2009 Budget 
textMarch 26, 2008 The presentation of the 2008-09 Ontario budget to the legislature yesterday. Stronger-than-expected growth in 2007. The growth expected in 2008. Some sectors facing serious difficulties. Factors affecting growth forecasts and creating uncertainty. The government maintaining its approach. The...
Reflections on Developments in the Canadian Financial System 
textDec 9, 2007 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 some...
An End to Rhetoric: Putting Patients First 
textOctober 12 2007 Greetings from the more than 65,000 physician-members of the Canadian Medical Association. The speaker addressing the club as the 140th president of the CMA. The first president. The health of Canadians. An analogy. The Canadian health system that needs fixing. CMA solutions. People that distort...
The Role of NATO in Afghanistan 
textstill image8 Apr 2008, NATO; its operation in Afghanistan; its future and the vital role that Canada plays in the NATO alliance. Canada's distinguished military history. Canada's selfless service and its commitment in Afghanistan. Selfless service as personified by the non-commissioned officer. Meeting and recognizing...
Forum on the 2008 United States Presidential Election 
textApr 17, 2008 This is a moderated panel. John Ibbitson acts as moderator. The address is a series of questions and answers, an exchange of views. Questions from the audience were also addressed. First question to Paul Cellucci regarding John McCain and the Republican race. Ibbitson: "... what kind of a...
The IT Talent Gap: Answering Canada's Greatest Human Capital Challenge 
textJune 12, 2008 Technology and the talent required that makes technology a vital part of our national economy. Reference to the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity's Report on Canada 2008 and the need it pointed to. Competing in the global economy and what that means in terms of innovation, especially...
The Canada-U.S. Relationship 
text10 Jan 2008, Declaring a small bias. New York City. Some quotes about Americans and Canadians. The diplomat's job. Some American and Canadian traits. The nature of relationships. Some differences between Americans and Canadians. Differences within our countries rather than between them, and ways in which that...
The Importance of International Accounting Standards 
textApril 25 2008, An invitation to an accounting standard-setter as a reflection of the times. Finger-pointing at accounting standards as the cause of the current crisis. The speaker's disagreement and why. What the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is doing to address issues raised as part of the...
The Ontario we have and the Ontario we deserve 
text27 Sep 2007, Some introductory remarks. A story about the speaker's sister. The gap between the Ontario we have and the Ontario that we deserve. A leadership gap. How to close that gap. Ontario's greatest resource. Ontario as a leader in Canada and around the world. Why that is slipping. Troubling signs for...
Partnership, Consultation, Education 
textMay 15 2008, A salute to the Empire Club of Canada. The Empire Club with an affinity for Aboriginal issues. The lands of Canada's North and its Aboriginal peoples as Canada's greatest untapped assets. The need the move forward together with Aboriginal people realizing their full potential to the ultimate...
Alberta--Canada's Engine of Growth 
textSept 25 2007, Alberta's contribution to Canada. Alberta facing unprecedented global demand for their resources. Alberta providing energy security to Canadians. A safe and stable supplier of energy to North America. Today's Albertans and their ability to build a future of prosperity, opportunity, a world-class...
New Approaches and Partnerships to Meet the Labour Market Challenges of Today and Tomorrow 
textNov 16 2007, Reference to the federal government making great progress on some big commitments. Some personal history. Now less about hard hands and raw land and more about sharp minds and raw talent. Then barriers to success of weather, disease, and the vagaries of nature. Today, barriers of ferocious global...
Business Opportunities in  Hong Kong 
text9 Nov 2007 Some opening comments from the speaker about his memories of Toronto. Some good reasons to pay a visit to Hong Kong. Commonalities in a wide variety of areas between Hong Kong and Canada. Shared beliefs and philosophies. Some statistics as trading partners. Reunification and the challenges it...
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