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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: ...
  • 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 ...
  • Children’s Mental Health Week
        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 mental health through her daughter. No magic pill. ...
      Valerie Pringle and Margaret Trudeau in dialogue about children and youth mental ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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