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  • The New Liberal Vision of Canada
        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 lack of a plan by Stephen Harper. The ...
      Canadians as a great people up for a great challenge. The Liberal ...
  • The Current State of the Economy and How the Government Is Dealing with the Global Financial Crisis
        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 how well ...
      Pressures and challenges for the Canadian economy, the same as for the ...
  • Ontario’s Financial Situation
        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. ...
      Challenges facing the finance minister and how they are not as daunting ...
  • The “Have” Province
        A story from Saskatchewan. Friendly faces at the head table. Some introductions. Sources of perspective. Heady times for the province of Saskatchewan. An exciting time to be premier. Having the best job in Canada. The speaker’s desire to increase familiarity with Saskatchewan and the opportunities that exist there. Why that ...
      A story from Saskatchewan. Friendly faces at the head table. Some introductions. ...
  • Social Media and Corporate Trust
        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 organizations and companies to ...
      Introduction of panellists by Boyd Neil who continues to speak. The decline ...
  • Ryerson as a City Builder
        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 jobs. How Ryerson can do this. Partnering with other ...
      Some particular introductions and welcoming remarks from the speaker. The speaker’s fascination ...
  • Accountability in the Public Sector: Auditing Canada’s Economic Action Plan
        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 accountability from their ...
      A non-cheerful backdrop for the speaker’s talk. Encountering doom and gloom on ...
  • Canada Day and Canadian Politics
        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 the day-to-day activities of Canadian politics. ...
      Some opening humorous remarks about the speaker’s invitation to speak. Reference of ...
  • Progressive Conservative Party Leadership
        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 speaker’s plan ...
      A panel discussion led by Larry Stout and beginning with Christine Elliott: ...
  • Post Election Panel
        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 as an incumbent returned to ...
      Jamie Watt: How Mr. Harper sees the outcome of the election. The ...
  • Moving Forward From Hardship to Hope
        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 taking us back to tough ...
      The speaker’s family history with The Empire Club and The Canadian Club. ...
  • The New AGO
        Several slides are shown during this speech. An acknowledgement of donors and others in the audience that helped to make the new AGO possible. Difficult times to lead a cultural institution and how that is so. Looking at the future of the AGO with optimism. The times we live in ...
      Several slides are shown during this speech. An acknowledgement of donors and ...
  • Canada’s Pension Challenge
        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 the next federal election campaign. An emerging pension champion ...
      Pensions as front-page news. The wide-reaching affect of pensions. The very public ...
  • Creating a Space for Canadian Voices in a Chaotic Media Landscape
        ... $100. Hands up everyone who thinks that it’s more than $200. How about $300...
      ... $100. Hands up everyone who thinks that it’s more than $200. ...
  • How to Create a Culture of Innovation
        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 things to which ...
      Providing some insight on innovation. Innovation now as the prime driver of ...
  • The Canadian Forces—Today and in the Future
        ... of Canadian military police and soldiers who are mentoring 200 Afghan police...
      ... of Canadian military police and soldiers who are mentoring 200 Afghan ...
  • The Third World—Is It Sinking or Shrinking?
        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. Factors involved. Some ...
      The tendency to be pessimistic about the future of mankind right now ...
  • Education Panel Discussions
        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? ...
      Lynda Palazzi: A great time to talk about Gen Ys and Gen ...
  • AIMCo—Edmonton’s New Investment Opportunity
        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 to help solve some of ...
      The speaker’s participation in Ontario Teachers for almost 10 years. How we ...
  • Is There a Future for Manufacturing in Canada?
        A time of extraordinary economic challenge. Living in a global economy. The impact of the U.S. credit crisis. The speaker’s opinion as to what we are in for in terms of the financial markets. Reflecting on what it means to create real economic wealth. The few ways to produce tangible ...
      A time of extraordinary economic challenge. Living in a global economy. The ...
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