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  • Breaking New Ground
    Text  Staines, Mavis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 15 May 2003, 494-504     How alumni of Canada's National Ballet School are key figures in the community, and NBS an invaluable resource to the entire country. Many Canadians unaware of the existence of the NBS despite an international reputation. Some history. Policies. Tracking the success of alumni. Working with gifted people. Improving practices within ...
    Text  Staines, Mavis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 15 May 2003, 494-504   How alumni of Canada's National Ballet School are key figures in the community, and NBS an invaluable resource to the entire country. Many Canadians unaware of the existence of the ...
  • Synchronizing the World of Commerce
    Text  Eskew, Michael L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 22 May 2003, 505-516     UPS in Canada. Some statistics. An event from two months ago and its effects. The power of synchronization. Synchronizing commerce and what that means. A real-life example. Obstacles in our path. The need for multilateral economic strategies to keep commerce synchronized and moving forward. Four trends that we need to ...
    Text  Eskew, Michael L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 22 May 2003, 505-516   UPS in Canada. Some statistics. An event from two months ago and its effects. The power of synchronization. Synchronizing commerce and what that means. A real-life example. Obstacles in our ...
  • Sovereignty Without the Referndum: Chief Mountain Speaks on Bay Street
    Text  Weston, John D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 18 Sep 2003, 1-10     The shape of our Constitution and thereforeo ur country. Concern about the hurricane that is coming our way. The constitutional hurricane gathering force over our country. The Nisga'a Treaty. Why Chief Mountain claims the document is clearly unconstitutional and why this issue is important to each of us. Some facts ...
    Text  Weston, John D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 18 Sep 2003, 1-10   The shape of our Constitution and thereforeo ur country. Concern about the hurricane that is coming our way. The constitutional hurricane gathering force over our country. The Nisga'a Treaty. Why ...
  • The Need for Change
    Text  McGuinty, Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 19 Sep 2003, 11-19     A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canad and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Day 18 of the campaign some conclusions. Running for premier in the Province of Ontario. Some personal comments. Consensus for change in Ontario and the reasons for it. Offering the high road. Running a tight ...
    Text  McGuinty, Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 19 Sep 2003, 11-19   A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canad and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Day 18 of the campaign some conclusions. Running for premier in the Province of Ontario. ...
  • Dancing with the Elephant: Contending with an Assertive Superpower in Trade and Global Diplomacy
    Text  Pettigrew, The Hon. Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 25 Sep 2003, 20-31     Developing an extraordinary partnership and relationship between Canada and the United States. Some trade disputes between Canada and the United States. Other trading relationships. Some facts and figures about Canada as a trading nation. The Doha Development Round. Advantages of trading with the United States. Some more figures. Six goals. ...
    Text  Pettigrew, The Hon. Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 25 Sep 2003, 20-31   Developing an extraordinary partnership and relationship between Canada and the United States. Some trade disputes between Canada and the United States. Other trading relationships. Some facts and figures about Canada ...
  • My Vision for Ontario
    Text  Eves, The Hon. Ernie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 26 Sep 2003, 32-41     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Getting down to the wire. Why the speaker returned to public life. Past success. At a crossroads in Ontario's history. Our strong economy and what it has meant to us. Consequences of high taxes. The ...
    Text  Eves, The Hon. Ernie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 26 Sep 2003, 32-41   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Getting down to the wire. Why the speaker returned to public life. Past success. At ...
  • How Technology is Changing the Way We Do Business
    Text  McNealy, Scott, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 1 Oct 2003, 42-54     Elections. Hockey. Controversy. Innovation. The commoditization of technology. Corporate governance. The Financial Accounting Standards Board. SEC. Cash accounting. Personal investor responsibility. Regulation. Law enforcement. Keeping the market economy dynamic. Using information technology. Privacy. The computer industry.
    Text  McNealy, Scott, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 1 Oct 2003, 42-54   Elections. Hockey. Controversy. Innovation. The commoditization of technology. Corporate governance. The Financial Accounting Standards Board. SEC. Cash accounting. Personal investor responsibility. Regulation. Law enforcement. Keeping the market economy dynamic. Using ...
  • What is the Real Economic and Political Situation in Germany Today?
    Text  Kiep, Dr. Walther Leisler, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 7 Oct 2003, 55-61     The performance of the German economy. Ways in which it is performing well. Source of problems. Help and support given to Germany after World War Two, including Canada. The end of the Cold War. The unification of Germany. The liberalization of Eastern Europe. The European Union. Being in the midst ...
    Text  Kiep, Dr. Walther Leisler, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 7 Oct 2003, 55-61   The performance of the German economy. Ways in which it is performing well. Source of problems. Help and support given to Germany after World War Two, including Canada. The end ...
  • Never Give Up On Your Dreams
    Text  Hansen, Rick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 22 Oct 2003, 62-73     The speaker's own story, followed by comments under the following headings: Making a Difference: The Environment; Always in Motion; Making a Difference: Youth; Making a Difference: The Rick Hansen Man In Motion Foundation; Making a Difference: Today and Tomorrow; Making a Difference: The Power of the Dream
    Text  Hansen, Rick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 22 Oct 2003, 62-73   The speaker's own story, followed by comments under the following headings: Making a Difference: The Environment; Always in Motion; Making a Difference: Youth; Making a Difference: The Rick Hansen Man ...
  • The Future of the Canadian Football League
    Text  Wright, Tom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 30 Oct 2003, 74-85     The special relationship between Canada and the CFL. Some history going back to 1909. What it means to be a Canadian sports fan. The role of the CFL. The future of the CFL. A summary of the history of the CFL and some significant changes through which it went. Lessons ...
    Text  Wright, Tom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 30 Oct 2003, 74-85   The special relationship between Canada and the CFL. Some history going back to 1909. What it means to be a Canadian sports fan. The role of the CFL. The future ...
  • New Approaches and Partnerships to Meet the Labour Market Challenges of Today and Tomorrow
    Text       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 competition and ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Alberta—Canada’s Engine of Growth
    Text       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 quality of life and deep respect for the ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Partnership, Consultation, Education
    Text       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 benefit of all ...
    Text     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 ...
  • The Ontario we have and the Ontario we deserve
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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. ...
  • The Importance of International Accounting Standards
    Text       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 credit crisis. How International Financial ...
    Text     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 ...
  • The Canada-U.S. Relationship
    Text       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 is so. Getting past stereotypes. Dealing ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Alternative Energy: How Soon Is Too Soon?
    Text       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 panellists. Several questions were asked and ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Annual Christmas Luncheon 2008
    Text       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: ...
    Text     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: ...
  • Annual Investment Outlook 2009
    Text       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 cousins diving in and ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Lights… Orchestra… Curtains: Bring on the Best of World-Class Live Theatre!
    Text       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 in Toronto. Competition in Toronto. The effect ...
    Text     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 ...
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