Canadian Speeches

This Canadian magazine covered national and international news involving Canadian politics, economy, media and history.

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, April

Are We Living in a Moral Stone Age? (Moral Relativism Poses a Danger to Society)
CHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS W.H. Brady Fellow, American Enterprise Institute Reprinted by permission from IMPRIMIS, the monthly journal of Hillsdale College, 33 East College Street, Hillsdale, Michigan, 49442 Philosopher Christina Sommers charges...
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Call to Meet Crucial Need to Teach History
DESMOND MORTON Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Understanding the past is vital to curing Canada's present challenges and preserving its future. But teaching history is fraught with controversy and political perils. Simple recitations...
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Credit Unions Fit to Fight Big Boys in Financial Services
BILL KNIGHT President, Credit Union Central of Canada Rapid and dramatic changes in financial services are reaching down to the grassroots, to the credit unions and caisses populaires whose memberships embrace 10 million Canadians -- one in every...
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Economic Outlook Best in 25 Years
GORDON THIESSEN Governor of the Bank of Canada While it's impossible to make meaningful, quantitative predictions about economic performance beyond a year or two, the environment in Canada for medium-term increases in production, productivity,...
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Grumbler, the Growler, and the Poker (19Th Century Canadian Newspapers)
Newspapers in the late 19th century seemed to spring up like mushrooms after a summer rain--and lasted just about as long. Among other journals of parody and political satire, Toronto boasted The Grumbler, The Growler, and The Poker. The Poker...
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His Honor Is a Woman
HILARY WESTON Lieutenant Governor of Ontario In many ways, power is still a man's game--and that has got to change. So, too, does our appreciation for volunteer community work. It's not just that today's conditions make volunteer work more essential...
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Hong Kong: Asia's Model for Economic Reform, Recovery and Basic Freedoms
MRS. ANSON CHAN Chief Secretary, Government of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Last year's plunge from economic miracle to market meltdown still confronts Asians with difficult economic times. But Hong Kong -- with the same basic...
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Maple Leaf Miracle: Canada's Economic Tranformation
JEAN CHRETIEN Prime Minister From just about the worst fiscal fix among industrialized nations to just about the best, the transformation of the Canadian economy in less than five years has been dubbed "the Maple Leaf Miracle." The prime minister...
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Public Servants Urged Don't Forget the People
ROMEO LeBLANC Governor General From building canals to developing communications satellites, public servants have done much to help make Canada one of the world's best countries. But in pursuit of increased efficiency and effectiveness, they...
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Renew Aboriginal Partnership for a United Canada
PHIL FONTAINE Grand Chief, Assembly of First Nations A renewal of a 400-year-old partnership between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples is seen as fundamental to Canadian unity and the type of world-leading, multicultural nation that Canada...
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Shareholder Activism: The Swinging Pendulum
ROWLAND FLEMING President and CEO, Toronto Stock Exchange The explosive growth of funds has distanced the real owners from the companies in which their money is invested, and armed institutional investors with unprecedented power to affect corporate...
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Why Multilateral Investment Agreement Could Be Good for Canada
SERGIO MARCHI Minister for International Trade Given the right terms, the Multilateral Agreement on Investment could be very good for Canada. Foreign investment is crucial to foreign trade, and foreign trade is a cornerstone of Canadian prosperity,...
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World Criminal Court Needed to Advance Global Human Rights
LLOYD AXWORTHY Minister of Foreign Affairs Establishment of a world criminal court with jurisdiction over crimes of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity is crucial to the advancement of global human rights. A world criminal court...
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