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...
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...
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...
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....
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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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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