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  • 2003 Investment Outlook
    Text  Cheng, Ben; Kellett, John; Schmeer, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 9 Jan 2003, 237-252     Ben Cheng His invitation to speak about the economy, interest rates, and where income markets are going in 2003. The portfolios that this speaker manages, and decisions he makes to shape portfolios. The interest-rate forecast and crucial role that it plays in managing funds. The market we have to look ...
    Text  Cheng, Ben; Kellett, John; Schmeer, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 9 Jan 2003, 237-252   Ben Cheng His invitation to speak about the economy, interest rates, and where income markets are going in 2003. The portfolios that this speaker manages, and decisions he makes to ...
  • Canada's Mining Industry: Investing in New Attitudes
    Text  Carter, Jim E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 16 Jan 2003, 253-266     An update on Canada's mining sector, especially as it pertains to attractiveness as a place to invest. Changes in both the performance and the attitude of the Canadian mining industry. Inspiring confidence among global investors. The richness of the resource. The importance of the mining industry to Canada. How to ...
    Text  Carter, Jim E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 16 Jan 2003, 253-266   An update on Canada's mining sector, especially as it pertains to attractiveness as a place to invest. Changes in both the performance and the attitude of the Canadian mining industry. ...
  • Creating New Visions for Ending Conflict
    Text  Armstrong, Sally, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 23 Jan 2003, 267-277     Why the speaker went to Afghanistan. The brutal treatment of women under the Taliban. Criticism of the United Nations. Some anecdotes of what happens in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Dr. Samar and her efforts. Some problems with the entrenched rules of the United Nations. A review of some historical conflicts ...
    Text  Armstrong, Sally, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 23 Jan 2003, 267-277   Why the speaker went to Afghanistan. The brutal treatment of women under the Taliban. Criticism of the United Nations. Some anecdotes of what happens in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Dr. ...
  • DaimlerChrysler and Canada
    Text  Zetsche, Dr. Dieter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 30 Jan 2003, 278-292     Reference to Diana Krall and Celine Dion as representatives of the Chrysler brand. The need for passion in the auto industry, with an explanation and illustration. This year's auto show - the attention grabbers. Unveiling the Tomahawk and what it symbolizes. Getting their mojo back. The Chrysler PT Cruiser. The ...
    Text  Zetsche, Dr. Dieter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 30 Jan 2003, 278-292   Reference to Diana Krall and Celine Dion as representatives of the Chrysler brand. The need for passion in the auto industry, with an explanation and illustration. This year's auto show ...
  • A University Education That Canadians Deserve
    Text  Birgeneau, Professor Robert J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 6 Feb 2003, 293-303     The year of University of Toronto's 175th anniversary. Some of the speaker's views on the current state of the University of Toronto. The role of public research universities in the nation's future. The special place of service of such universities. A discussion of what a leading research university is, and ...
    Text  Birgeneau, Professor Robert J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 6 Feb 2003, 293-303   The year of University of Toronto's 175th anniversary. Some of the speaker's views on the current state of the University of Toronto. The role of public research universities in the ...
  • Leadership at American Express in Uncertain Times
    Text  Chenault, Ken, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 12 Feb 2003, 304-316     The challenges of managing a company in today's environment. Uncertainty. The "perfect storm" business equivalent. The situation of American Express. Managing through and regaining some business momentum. Some lessons learned in several broad categories and a discussion of each: maximizing the flexibility of our business model; maintaining a focus on ...
    Text  Chenault, Ken, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 12 Feb 2003, 304-316   The challenges of managing a company in today's environment. Uncertainty. The "perfect storm" business equivalent. The situation of American Express. Managing through and regaining some business momentum. Some lessons learned ...
  • The Federal Budget
    Text  Manley, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 20 Feb 2003, 317-327     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The real story of budget day. Canada taking charge of its future. New directions for our government and for our country. The speaker continued with his comments under the following headings. An Effective Fiscal Policy. ...
    Text  Manley, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 20 Feb 2003, 317-327   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The real story of budget day. Canada taking charge of its future. New directions for ...
  • The Auto Industry From A Supplier's Perspective
    Text  Hasenfratz, Linda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 27 Feb 2003, 328-337     Reference to Mr. Zetsche's speech at the Empire Club. Passion in product leading to prosperity. Some statistics on dollars profit/vehicle. The Big Three. Major improvements in the hours utilized to build a vehicle. The role of incentives. Consequences of cutting back on production. How to keep and grow the top ...
    Text  Hasenfratz, Linda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 27 Feb 2003, 328-337   Reference to Mr. Zetsche's speech at the Empire Club. Passion in product leading to prosperity. Some statistics on dollars profit/vehicle. The Big Three. Major improvements in the hours utilized to ...
  • Building the Canada We Want
    Text  Baillie, A. Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 6 Mar 2003, 338-350     A future Canada for our grandchildren. Contrasting Canda today with the 1960s and 1970s. Challenges faced today by our youth. Strengths on which to build for the future. The rate of change. Increasing globalization. International competition. Canada as a leading contender. What we can do to ensure that. How to ...
    Text  Baillie, A. Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 6 Mar 2003, 338-350   A future Canada for our grandchildren. Contrasting Canda today with the 1960s and 1970s. Challenges faced today by our youth. Strengths on which to build for the future. The rate ...
  • The Ekati Diamond Mine - Success in Canada's North
    Text  Excell, Jim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 13 Mar 2003, 351-371     Diamonds in Canada. The Ekati Diamond Mine. BHP Biliton Diamonds Inc. The opportunities shared by the people of the North as a result of the development of the diamond industry. Canadian diamonds now reliably available at retail outlets across the country and making inroads around the world. Contributing positively to ...
    Text  Excell, Jim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 13 Mar 2003, 351-371   Diamonds in Canada. The Ekati Diamond Mine. BHP Biliton Diamonds Inc. The opportunities shared by the people of the North as a result of the development of the diamond industry. ...
  • Shaping the Canada We Want
    Text  Caughon, The Hon. Martin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 20 Mar 2003, 372-380     Canada's justice system and the core values upon which it is built. Looking at Canada's role in the crisis in Iraq, and with the United Nations. The kind of Canada we want - for ourselves and for future generations. The speaker, as Justice Minister, playing a special role in developing ...
    Text  Caughon, The Hon. Martin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 20 Mar 2003, 372-380   Canada's justice system and the core values upon which it is built. Looking at Canada's role in the crisis in Iraq, and with the United Nations. The kind of Canada ...
  • 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 ...
  • Combatting Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Text  Baker, The Hon. James A. the III, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 2 Apr 2003, 394-404     Some personal memories from the speaker about being in Toronto and Canada. Changes since then, not all for the better. Speaking for himself only, not policymakers in Washington. The allied performance in Iraq. What the United States and the allies do next to win the peace. A "road map" - ...
    Text  Baker, The Hon. James A. the III, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 2 Apr 2003, 394-404   Some personal memories from the speaker about being in Toronto and Canada. Changes since then, not all for the better. Speaking for himself only, not policymakers in Washington. The allied ...
  • Lessons Learned: How Good Schools Become Great
    Text  Murton, Karen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 3 Apr 2003, 405-416     Elspeth and Agnes Fairbairn and why they are important for this speech. Good teaching. The school experience. The importance of the teachers. Student care at Branksome Hall. The advisor system. The ongoing education and evaluation of faculty. Teachers in great schools. A wide range of teaching strategies. Great curriculum. The ...
    Text  Murton, Karen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 3 Apr 2003, 405-416   Elspeth and Agnes Fairbairn and why they are important for this speech. Good teaching. The school experience. The importance of the teachers. Student care at Branksome Hall. The advisor system. ...
  • The EU and Canada: Partners that Matter
    Text  Hayes, His Excellency, Ambassador Eric, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 10 Apr 2003, 418-428     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The European Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Why the speaker things that the EU-Canada bilateral relationship remains a uniquely important one for both sides, and why the EU and Canada are definitely "partners that matter" to each other. Progress, but ...
    Text  Hayes, His Excellency, Ambassador Eric, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 10 Apr 2003, 418-428   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The European Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Why the speaker things that the EU-Canada bilateral relationship remains a uniquely important ...
  • Selling Canada to a Volatile World
    Text  Poloz, Stephen S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 22 Apr 2003, 429-437     The brutal business that economic forecasting has become. 9/11, then corporate malfeasance, then war in Iraq, then SARS, then Korea - a very uncertain outlook. A lesson. The challenge Canadian companies face in selling Canada to such a volatile world. The need to sell to the world. Globalization. International trade ...
    Text  Poloz, Stephen S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 22 Apr 2003, 429-437   The brutal business that economic forecasting has become. 9/11, then corporate malfeasance, then war in Iraq, then SARS, then Korea - a very uncertain outlook. A lesson. The challenge Canadian ...
  • A Perspective for Canadians: the Current State and Future Directions for Canada-U.S. Relations
    Text  Wallin, Pamela, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 28 Apr 2003, 438-456     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some early ipressions of Canada-U.S. relations through the eyes of a still-novice diplomat. The advantages of distance. Canadians. Americans. An old joke. Some personal history and reminiscences. 9/11 and its aftermath. Journalism. Some shared values ...
    Text  Wallin, Pamela, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 28 Apr 2003, 438-456   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some early ipressions of Canada-U.S. relations through the eyes of a still-novice diplomat. The advantages ...
  • Holding the Government Accountable for its Management of Risk
    Text  Fraser, Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 30 Apr 2003, 457-468     Risk management. Threates to our well-being. How federal government departments are managing risk. What the federal government can do to step up its efforts. Some examples from the speaker's recent report. Risk Management and the Public Sector. Post September 11. The introduction of the Integrated Risk Management Framework. Recent audits ...
    Text  Fraser, Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 30 Apr 2003, 457-468   Risk management. Threates to our well-being. How federal government departments are managing risk. What the federal government can do to step up its efforts. Some examples from the speaker's recent ...
  • Parent Care: The Latest, Greatest Challenge for Baby Boomers
    Text  Wright, W. John; Mindszenthy, Bart, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 8 May 2003, 469-484     John Wright Reference to Dr. Angus Reid's speech on 1991. Parenting as an issue that could change the very backbone of our country. Some of the key findings of public opinion on attitudes concerning this issue. A prologue of what will play out over the next two decades. Reference to ...
    Text  Wright, W. John; Mindszenthy, Bart, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 8 May 2003, 469-484   John Wright Reference to Dr. Angus Reid's speech on 1991. Parenting as an issue that could change the very backbone of our country. Some of the key findings of public ...
  • What's Happening in Ukraine
    Text  Yushchenko, Viktor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 13 May 2003, 485-493     Taking Ukraine to a stable democratic path of development in economic and social matters. The political portrait of Ukraine in western society. Some detailed comments on that portrait. Issues covered include government, economy, mass media, the GDP, taxation, elections, the political system, and more. Some very difficult choices facing Ukraine ...
    Text  Yushchenko, Viktor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 13 May 2003, 485-493   Taking Ukraine to a stable democratic path of development in economic and social matters. The political portrait of Ukraine in western society. Some detailed comments on that portrait. Issues covered ...
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