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  • Contributors: Empire Club of Canada
  • Item types:: Speeches
  • Subject: Banks and banking - Canada
  • Subject: Banks and banking - Canada
  • Subject: Canada - Economic conditions
  • Reflections on Developments in the Canadian Financial System
        The speaker delivering his final public speech as Governor of the Bank of Canada. What the speaker means by “financial system.” Why the Bank of Canada puts such emphasis on financial system issues. A look back over the past seven years – particularly the last seven months. A discussion of ...
      The speaker delivering his final public speech as Governor of the Bank ...
  • Canada Needs More of the World
    Waugh, Richard E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 27 Oct 2005, 82-92     Scotiabank as Canada's most international bank. Some illustratiave statistics. Ways in which Canada needs more of the world. The need to embrace internationalism. Factors changing the world's economic landscape. The need to recognize these trends and embrace the opportunity they present. A note of caution and the need to focus. ...
    Waugh, Richard E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 27 Oct 2005, 82-92   Scotiabank as Canada's most international bank. Some illustratiave statistics. Ways in which ...
  • Revolutinary Thinking in Retail Banking
    Kuhlmann, Arkadi, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Jun 2005, 454-465     Shareholders benefitting - consumers getting left behind. Canadian banks slipping in global rankings. Do better or risk "shrinking to greatness." Consumer trends and technological innovations driving change in the banking industry. The regulatory framework and its effects. A review of the retail banking industry in Canada. Empowered customers embracing change ...
    Kuhlmann, Arkadi, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Jun 2005, 454-465   Shareholders benefitting - consumers getting left behind. Canadian banks slipping in global ...
  • Public Policy and the Changing Nature of Canadian Banks
    Raymond, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 7 Apr 2005, 318-330     An outline of the speaker's views concerning the key forces that are shaping the legislative and regulatory framework. Mergers between big banks in Quebec and Ontario. Three important currents that characterize the national legislative and regulatory framework. Political dimensions. Public policy objectives that guide elected officials and civil servants when ...
    Raymond, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 7 Apr 2005, 318-330   An outline of the speaker's views concerning the key forces that are ...
  • Why Canadian Bank Mergers Are Not in the National Interest
    Jackman, The Hon. Henry N.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 7 Jun 2004, 434-446     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The merger of the Royal Bank and the Bank of Montreal - an ongoing story. Nothing decided. A review of the issues. A description of the relationship between our Canadian banks and the federal government. ...
    Jackman, The Hon. Henry N.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 7 Jun 2004, 434-446   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • The Power of Innovation: Driving Small Business Growth
    Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Oct 2001, 160-169     How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. The impact of the events of 9/11 on business. Canada's position in facing this difficult period. The excellent health of our financial institutions. The resonse of the BDC. Other influences such as the globalisation of markets and growing ...
    Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Oct 2001, 160-169   How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. ...
  • A New Mandate for OSFI
    Palmer, John R.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 8 Jun 2000, 52-63     An explanation of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Canada's financial-sector institutions. OSFI as a legislative mandate. How the mandate, passed into law in 1996, has driven the activities of OSFI. How the OSFI has been fundamentally transformed as a result of that legislation. A new approach to ...
    Palmer, John R.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 8 Jun 2000, 52-63   An explanation of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Canada's ...
  • The Business of Bank Mergers: A Sound Strategy for Canada
    Baillie, A. Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 20 Nov 1998, 240-252     An illustrative reminder of the very deep roots of opposition to bank mergers. A brief listing of recent mergers. Canada's stable, secure, and successful banking system. Responding to change and to challenge. Calculated risks critical to meeting Canadians' needs today. An attitude towards risk and an aptitude to execute well ...
    Baillie, A. Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 20 Nov 1998, 240-252   An illustrative reminder of the very deep roots of opposition to bank ...
  • Canada's Economy Beyond the Year 2000
    Caplan, David L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 19 Nov 1998, 228-239     Some meaningful dialogue about Canada's future economic prospects. Some views about where the speaker thinks we are headed, or where we ought to be headed. Turbulence and uncertainty clouding the near-term outlook. The urgent need for Canada to continue to become less dependent on commodities and better-known for its world-class ...
    Caplan, David L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 19 Nov 1998, 228-239   Some meaningful dialogue about Canada's future economic prospects. Some views about where ...
  • What's Behind the Proposed Bank Mergers?
    Hunkin, John S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 12 Feb 1998, 320-327     The speaker's intention to step back and look at what's behind the desire to merge. The real driver globalisation and how that is so. Why globalisation is happening. New opportunities being created. How a company can achieve scale. The record number of takeovers last year. The pursuit of size and ...
    Hunkin, John S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 12 Feb 1998, 320-327   The speaker's intention to step back and look at what's behind the ...
  • Canada's 1997 Budget
    The Honourable Paul Martin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 21 Feb 1997, 419-433     The current Federal Government's fourth budget. One overriding goal: the need to build both a stronger economy and a stronger society. A plan in place since this government took office; that plan acted upon, and built, in every one of the budgets. Four key elements of the plan. Establishing confidence ...
    The Honourable Paul Martin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 21 Feb 1997, 419-433   The current Federal Government's fourth budget. One overriding goal: the need to ...
  • Investment Outlook—1997
    Coxe, Donald; Manford, Michael; Gluskin, Ira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 16 Jan 1997, 335-349     Donald Coxe A forecast for the global economy and global capital markets for the year. The speaker's forecast that this is going to be a different kind of world for the global economy and capital markets than we have been used to experiencing. Looking back at what gave us the ...
    Coxe, Donald; Manford, Michael; Gluskin, Ira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 16 Jan 1997, 335-349   Donald Coxe A forecast for the global economy and global capital markets ...
  • Whose Market Is This Anyway?/Global Finance: Are Canadians Up To It?
    Grandy, Robert; Olsson, Philip, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 17 Oct 1996, 150-162     Robert Grandy The most important capital markets development of the 1990s as the trend for Canadian issuers to raise more and more of their financing outside Canada, particularly in the United States. The significance of this for the major Canadian investment banks and their bank owners. A discussion of this ...
    Grandy, Robert; Olsson, Philip, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 17 Oct 1996, 150-162   Robert Grandy The most important capital markets development of the 1990s as ...
  • Will Canadian Banks Survive in the Global Arena?
    Hunkin, John; Gemmell, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 10 Oct 1996, 125-137     John Hunkin A response to the question "Can Canadian banks survive in the Global arena?" The current unpopularity of bankers. The basic criteria for survival. A better question: "How many Canadian banks will equip themselves for the challenge of the global marketplace?" and the speaker's response. The global choice made ...
    Hunkin, John; Gemmell, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 10 Oct 1996, 125-137   John Hunkin A response to the question "Can Canadian banks survive in ...
  • Size and Competition in Canadian Banking
    Sinclair, Helen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 9 Apr 1996, 454-465     Taking pride in Canada's banking industry. An industry essential to the current and future well-being of the Toronto region. Some employment figures. The financial industry second only to the automobile in the scale of economic benefits conferred on the Greater Toronto Area. Banks as one of the largest clients of ...
    Sinclair, Helen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 9 Apr 1996, 454-465   Taking pride in Canada's banking industry. An industry essential to the current ...
  • The Extension of Bank Control in the Financial Services Industry
    Schultz, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 Feb 1996, 369-379     Two issues the speaker will address: "the concentration of banks' power in our financial system and; means of levelling the playing field between bank and non-bank players." Expectations of the 1997 white paper from the Department of Finance in Ottawa on the regulation of financial services in Canada. How it ...
    Schultz, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 Feb 1996, 369-379   Two issues the speaker will address: "the concentration of banks' power in ...
  • A Property/Casualty Insurance Perspective on Financial Reform
    Anderson, George D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 1 Feb 1996, 347-357     Reference to the 1992 review of the legislation governing Canada's financial institutions by the federal government, and the upcoming review in 1997. The debate on possible reforms as it is taking shape. The possibility that it is taking the wrong shape, a narrow debate about banks selling insurance rather than ...
    Anderson, George D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 1 Feb 1996, 347-357   Reference to the 1992 review of the legislation governing Canada's financial institutions ...
  • The Accelerating Pace of Progress
    Templeton, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 May 1995, 12-25     The economic aspect of change. Living in a period of prosperity. Some comparisons from 50 years ago. Canada's rank as first in the world in terms of the quality of life. Achievements in Canada over the last 25 years. Indications of improved quality of life. The increasing acceptance of the ...
    Templeton, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 May 1995, 12-25   The economic aspect of change. Living in a period of prosperity. Some ...
  • The Future Is Not What It Was
    Desjardins, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 13 Jan 1994, 251-265     Canada's economic prospects for 1994. The old ways don't work anymore. Uncertainty among Canadians. Why the Canadian experience is what it is. Uses Domtar as an example of the broader Canadian experience. How Domtar succeeded as an analogy to how Canada can succeed in the new global economy.
    Desjardins, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 13 Jan 1994, 251-265   Canada's economic prospects for 1994. The old ways don't work anymore. Uncertainty ...
  • Beyond Bureaucracy: Governing for the Nineties
    Savage, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 2 Dec 1993, 222-231     Challenges to governments to do things in new ways in answer to a changing and dynamic world, especially the electronic revolution. What recession and unemployment means for Canadians. New opportunities. A perspective told from the viewpoint of an Eastern Canadian politician now seeing similar problems in central Canada. The importance ...
    Savage, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 2 Dec 1993, 222-231   Challenges to governments to do things in new ways in answer to ...
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