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  • Wind Generated Controversy and the financial, legal and political implications of Ontario’s Green Energy Act.
        02 June 2011 The growing movement of opposition to industrial wind energy in Ontario, and the challenges Ontario’s Green Energy Act faces from a financial, legal and political perspective.
      02 June 2011 The growing movement of opposition to industrial wind energy ...
  • New Approaches and Partnerships to Meet the Labour Market Challenges of Today and Tomorrow
        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 ...
      Reference to the federal government making great progress on some big commitments. ...
  • Alberta—Canada’s Engine of Growth
        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 ...
      Alberta’s contribution to Canada. Alberta facing unprecedented global demand for their resources. ...
  • Partnership, Consultation, Education
        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 ...
      A salute to the Empire Club of Canada. The Empire Club with ...
  • The Ontario we have and the Ontario we deserve
        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 ...
      Some introductory remarks. A story about the speaker’s sister. The gap between ...
  • The Importance of International Accounting Standards
        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 ...
      An invitation to an accounting standard-setter as a reflection of the times. ...
  • The Canada-U.S. Relationship
        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 ...
      Declaring a small bias. New York City. Some quotes about Americans and ...
  • Alternative Energy: How Soon Is Too Soon?
        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 ...
      A definition of alternative energy – or what it isn’t. Narrow focus ...
  • Annual Christmas Luncheon 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: ...
      December 18, 2008 The Hon. David C. Onley Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario Annual ...
  • Annual Investment Outlook 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 cousins diving in and ...
      Thomas S. Caldwell: Understanding the future by first understanding the present and ...
  • Lights… Orchestra… Curtains: Bring on the Best of World-Class Live Theatre!
        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 ...
      The speaker’s response to the oft-asked question “Why did you get into ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Canadian Forces—Today and in the Future
        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 ...
      Some introductory remarks. The speaker in his fifth month as Chief of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Creating a Space for Canadian Voices in a Chaotic Media Landscape
        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 encountered. The three ...
      The speaker’s position as head of CBC/Radio-Canada. What he soon discovered about ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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