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  • The Canadian Forces--Today and in the Future
    The Canadian Forces--Today and in the Future
    text  Nov 10 2008     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 ...
    text  Nov 10 2008   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, ...
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  • The Third World--Is It Sinking or Shrinking?
    The Third World--Is It Sinking or Shrinking?
    text  Nov 3 2008     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 ...
    text  Nov 3 2008   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. ...
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  • My Views on Globalization
    My Views on Globalization
    text  Munk, Peter, My Views on Globalization, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 2 Jun 2005, 440-453     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.Globalization as one of the most debated, most discussed and most thought-about subjects currently in existence. Some personal history and reminiscences. An early commitment to free trade. The speaker's experiences in Australia. Back in Canada and ...
    text  Munk, Peter, My Views on Globalization, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 2 Jun 2005, 440-453   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.Globalization as one of the most debated, most discussed and most thought-about subjects currently in existence. ...
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  • Revolutinary Thinking in Retail Banking
    Revolutinary Thinking in Retail Banking
    text  Kuhlmann, Arkadi, Revolutinary Thinking in Retail Banking, 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 ...
    text  Kuhlmann, Arkadi, Revolutinary Thinking in Retail Banking, 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 ...
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  • Why We Must Speak Out
    Why We Must Speak Out
    text  Comper, Tony, Why We Must Speak Out, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 16 Jun 2005, 466-477     The rise in anti-Semitism. A crisis that must be solved by non-Jews. The founding of FAST - Fighting Anti-Semitism Together. Crying "enough." The speaker's hope to persuade the still not persuaded. Some answers to questions received about FAST. How FAST may be able to marginalize the hard-core crowd. A recent ...
    text  Comper, Tony, Why We Must Speak Out, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 16 Jun 2005, 466-477   The rise in anti-Semitism. A crisis that must be solved by non-Jews. The founding of FAST - Fighting Anti-Semitism Together. Crying "enough." The speaker's hope to persuade the still not ...
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  • Cirque du Soleil as Canadian Ambassadors
    Cirque du Soleil as Canadian Ambassadors
    text  Lamarre, Daniel, Cirque du Soleil as Canadian Ambassadors, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 23 Jun 2005, 478-484     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society.A video of the Cirque was shown. The Cirque as uniquely Canadian - with 42 nationalities working there. History of the Cirque, with many personal anecdotes and reminiscences.Another video was shown of a new show. Accomplishments. Reasons ...
    text  Lamarre, Daniel, Cirque du Soleil as Canadian Ambassadors, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 23 Jun 2005, 478-484   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society.A video of the Cirque was shown. The Cirque as uniquely Canadian - with 42 nationalities working ...
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  • Canada Needs More of the World
    Canada Needs More of the World
    text  Waugh, Richard E., Canada Needs More of the World, 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. ...
    text  Waugh, Richard E., Canada Needs More of the World, 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 ...
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  • "What I've Seen"
    "What I've Seen"
    text  Clarkson, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne, "What I've Seen", The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 14 Sep 2005, 1-15     A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto.The offer of "The Clarkson Cup." The speaker's person reflections from 6 years of visiting Canadians and travelling through Canada from coast to coast to coast. The speaker's role. The great diversity of Canada's geography. The ...
    text  Clarkson, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne, "What I've Seen", The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 14 Sep 2005, 1-15   A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto.The offer of "The Clarkson Cup." The speaker's person reflections from 6 years of visiting Canadians ...
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  • Building a Powerful Economy Through Innovation
    Building a Powerful Economy Through Innovation
    text  Emerson, The Hon. David L., Building a Powerful Economy Through Innovation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 21 Sep 2005, 16-26     Entering public life and what that was like for the speaker. The economy in Canada. A changing world and how that might effect Canada's economy. Concerns - what the speaker worried about. Ways to get ready. Anticipating threats and opportunities. Where we go from here. Where not to go. The ...
    text  Emerson, The Hon. David L., Building a Powerful Economy Through Innovation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 21 Sep 2005, 16-26   Entering public life and what that was like for the speaker. The economy in Canada. A changing world and how that might effect Canada's economy. Concerns - what the speaker ...
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  • Available Affordable Electricity from Nuclear Energy
    Available Affordable Electricity from Nuclear Energy
    text  Elston, Murray, Available Affordable Electricity from Nuclear Energy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 22 Sep 2005, 27-38     A homecoming for the nuclear community and how that is so. Mr. Keys' prophetic words. Nuclear energy as the energy mainstay for Ontario. Some statistics - some prices. Comparing energies. A clear warning for Ontario. A difficult situation. Ontario Power Generation. Key parameters for Ontario's sourcing of electricity supply. Choices ...
    text  Elston, Murray, Available Affordable Electricity from Nuclear Energy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 22 Sep 2005, 27-38   A homecoming for the nuclear community and how that is so. Mr. Keys' prophetic words. Nuclear energy as the energy mainstay for Ontario. Some statistics - some prices. Comparing energies. ...
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  • Investing in our Young People
    Investing in our Young People
    text  Miller, David, Investing in our Young People, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 26 Sep 2005, 39-48     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.The role Toronto businesses need to play in the safety of our city. Providing jobs and other opportunities to young people who do not have them. Toronto as a safe city - with some caveats. Concern ...
    text  Miller, David, Investing in our Young People, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 26 Sep 2005, 39-48   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.The role Toronto businesses need to play in the safety of our city. Providing jobs and ...
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  • Canada-U.S. Relations
    Canada-U.S. Relations
    text  McKenna, His Excellency Mr. Frank, Canada-U.S. Relations, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 29 Sep 2005, 49-61     Looking for widsom. Becoming an ambassador. Being an ambassador. The Canadian side of the U.S. relationship. This week as a week of epiphany and why. Knowing ourselves. The dysfunctional United States Government and how that is so. Party discipline in Canada and how that makes us different. Comments on the ...
    text  McKenna, His Excellency Mr. Frank, Canada-U.S. Relations, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 29 Sep 2005, 49-61   Looking for widsom. Becoming an ambassador. Being an ambassador. The Canadian side of the U.S. relationship. This week as a week of epiphany and why. Knowing ourselves. The dysfunctional United ...
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  • Better Health, a Better Canada
    Better Health, a Better Canada
    text  Collins-Nakai, Dr. Ruth, Better Health, a Better Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 6 Oct 2005, 62-72     Painting a picture of our health-care system in Canada. Cooperation across jurisdications, borders, and professions. How Canada is falling behind in some of the things that count the most, with some illustrative statistics. Unacceptable circumstances. Health care as the nation's number one priority. The shortage of doctors and nurses and ...
    text  Collins-Nakai, Dr. Ruth, Better Health, a Better Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 6 Oct 2005, 62-72   Painting a picture of our health-care system in Canada. Cooperation across jurisdications, borders, and professions. How Canada is falling behind in some of the things that count the most, with ...
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  • Ongoing Challenges for the Inuit People of Canada
    Ongoing Challenges for the Inuit People of Canada
    text  Kusugak, Jose, Ongoing Challenges for the Inuit People of Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 13 Oct 2005, 73-81     Canadians as a fair-minded people. Finding values of fairness and sharing in the day-to-day politics in Ottawa - some difficulties. Living in a political world. The Inuit - the Aboriginal People of Arctic Canada - their self-determination struggle. Describing the Inuit place in Canada. Some facts. An explication of the ...
    text  Kusugak, Jose, Ongoing Challenges for the Inuit People of Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 13 Oct 2005, 73-81   Canadians as a fair-minded people. Finding values of fairness and sharing in the day-to-day politics in Ottawa - some difficulties. Living in a political world. The Inuit - the Aboriginal ...
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  • Technology in the Oil Industry: What's Now and What's Next?
    Technology in the Oil Industry: What's Now and What's Next?
    text  Mather, Clive, Technology in the Oil Industry: What's Now and What's Next?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 3 Nov 2005, 93-104     Some introductory remarks about technology. What technology in the oil industry has done, is doing and will do in our lifetime. Some history. What drives technology in the oil and gas business. Examples of pioneering technologies in the industry. New fuels. A broader context. The three most spectacular technological advances ...
    text  Mather, Clive, Technology in the Oil Industry: What's Now and What's Next?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 3 Nov 2005, 93-104   Some introductory remarks about technology. What technology in the oil industry has done, is doing and will do in our lifetime. Some history. What drives technology in the oil and ...
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  • New Democrats Getting Things Done
    New Democrats Getting Things Done
    text  Layton, The Hon. Jack, New Democrats Getting Things Done, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 7 Nov 2005, 105-112     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Thoughts on the speaker's intended speech. Intervening events in Ottawa that changed the topic. The role people gave New Democrats in the last election; how the NDP has honoured that role. This Parliament's ability to ...
    text  Layton, The Hon. Jack, New Democrats Getting Things Done, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 7 Nov 2005, 105-112   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Thoughts on the speaker's intended speech. Intervening events in Ottawa that changed the topic. The ...
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  • Ending the Culture of Entitlement
    Ending the Culture of Entitlement
    text  Harper, The Hon. Stephen, Ending the Culture of Entitlement, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 8 Nov 2005, 113-123     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.The inability to deal with important issues because of being hampered by the overriding question of ethics and accountability in our national government. The current situation - Canadians' lack of trust in the government. What the ...
    text  Harper, The Hon. Stephen, Ending the Culture of Entitlement, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 8 Nov 2005, 113-123   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.The inability to deal with important issues because of being hampered by the overriding question of ...
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  • Canadian Competitiveness in the Global Economy
    Canadian Competitiveness in the Global Economy
    text  Hand, Scott, Canadian Competitiveness in the Global Economy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 10 Nov 2005, 124-137     The plan to bring Inco and Falconbridge together - offering an answer to the questions regarding how Canadian companies can stay competitive in a global economy and what the implications are for the rest of the country. Canadian mining in general - some facts and figures. Exploration; research and development; ...
    text  Hand, Scott, Canadian Competitiveness in the Global Economy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 10 Nov 2005, 124-137   The plan to bring Inco and Falconbridge together - offering an answer to the questions regarding how Canadian companies can stay competitive in a global economy and what the implications ...
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  • Making a Great Relationship Even Greater
    Making a Great Relationship Even Greater
    text  Wilkins, His Excellency David H., Making a Great Relationship Even Greater, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 14 Nov 2005, 138-147     The speaker's experiences in Canada. What is tearing at the fabric of the very strong relationship between the United States and Canada. A thank you for Canada's efforts in the wake of Hurrican Katrina. Taking our security seriously. The issue of softwood lumber. The United States remaining firmly committed to ...
    text  Wilkins, His Excellency David H., Making a Great Relationship Even Greater, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 14 Nov 2005, 138-147   The speaker's experiences in Canada. What is tearing at the fabric of the very strong relationship between the United States and Canada. A thank you for Canada's efforts in the ...
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  • The Canadian Veterna: No Ordinary Hero
    The Canadian Veterna: No Ordinary Hero
    text  Barris, Ted, The Canadian Veterna: No Ordinary Hero, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 17 Nov 2005, 148-159     The story of Charlie Fox and an incident from 1944. The nature of Canadian veterans. Contributions from women during the war. The riots in Halifax. Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians. Other anecdotes. The importance of these stories.
    text  Barris, Ted, The Canadian Veterna: No Ordinary Hero, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 17 Nov 2005, 148-159   The story of Charlie Fox and an incident from 1944. The nature of Canadian veterans. Contributions from women during the war. The riots in Halifax. Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians. ...
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