Canadian Speeches

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, May-June

Bright Sunshine Now but Darker Clouds on Canada's Horizon. (A Matter of Trust)
With a soaring job market, low interest rates, strong exports and declining public debt, Canada is on the verge of leading economic growth among industrialized nations. But longer term, there are darker clouds on our horizon: the relative decline...
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Capital Markets Need Tax Cuts and End of Regulatory Overload. (A Matter of Trust)
The ability of business to raise capital is fundamental to the economic welfare of all Canadians. But Canadian firms face problems in Canada's financial marketplace. The consolidation of stock exchanges and other industry measures are seen as major...
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Democracy, the Media, and a Fired Publisher. (A Matter of Trust)
On June 1, a 3,300-word article in the Ottawa Citizen, accused Prime Minister Jean Chretien of lying about controversial business dealings and detailed other government scandals. An accompanying editorial called on the prime minister to resign....
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Economic Growth Policies Are Reaffirmed; Protectionism Assailed. (A Matter of Trust)
Commitment to the policies that now make Canada a growth leader during a period of economic slowdown are reaffirmed. Four elements are reduced debt and taxes, low inflation, and investment in education, research, innovation, and health. Protectionism...
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Flowers Given to Urchins and Tired Girls. ('as We Were')
Beautiful Tulips in Government House Grounds Were Picked by Scores of Factory Girls and Children of Streets, Who for First Time Roamed Thru Grounds Unmolested. All the wealth of the flower beds of the Old Government house was opened to tired...
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Healthy Cities Vital to Canada's Future. (A Matter of Trust)
Canada's future is inextricably linked to the health of municipalities. Countries are no longer the key competitors, major cities are. Municipalities cannot rely solely on their resources -- provincial and federal funding is key. Taxpayers must...
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It's Up to Us to Restore Accountability, Trust and Candian Values. (A Matter of Trust)
Trust and confidence in business, government, and instituions have given way to astonished disbelieve and deep disappointment at the lack of responsibility by so many in positions of leadership and power. Reform is needed to establish accountability...
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Keeping Trust and Transparency in Times of Malfeasance. (A Matter of Trust)
The bankruptcy of Enron and even bigger telecom firms uncovers waves of corporate and financial scandals and malfeasance. Arthur Anderson is found guilty of obstructing justice in the first-ever criminal conviction of a big accounting firm. Merrill...
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Keys to Prosperity: Lower Taxes, R&D, Innovation, Immigration. (A Matter of Trust)
Better funding of research and development and use of new technology can make Canadians more productive and prosperous. But that will happen only if business taxes are lowered, especially taxes on capital. To join the top five OECD countries, Canada...
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Lax Accounting Rules, Phony Profits, and Torpedoed Stocks. (A Matter of Trust)
In August 2000 -- before the stockmarket bubble burst -- Toronto forensic accountant Lawrence Rosen asserted that lax Canadian accounting rules allow companies to overstate earnings, inflating stockmarket prices, followed by a market collapse and...
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Lying, Stealing and Cheating. ("Quotes, Notes & Anecdotes")
You've got to boil it down to lying, cheating and stealing. That's all it is. The best way to end these securities frauds is to put every one of these crooks in jail. Denny Crawford, commissioner of the Texas Securities Board, on how to deal...
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Making History Teaching Fashionable in Canada. (A Matter of Trust)
Ignorance abounds in Canada concerning our history and heritage. The lack of emphasis on history and understanding the roots of our country is common in the educational system. Understanding our history is imperative to Canada's future as a country,...
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Reversing Canada's Falling Rank in Global Economy. (A Matter of Trust)
Canada's place in the Global Economy is on the decline. Aggressive action must be taken to regain lost ground and retain our status as a major global competitor. Innovation, productivity, and competitiveness are key. Canada must have a common economic...
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Scandal When Lady Aberdeen Drinks Tea with the Servants. ('as We Were')
Lady Aberdeen caused a social scandal in Ottawa when she joined her servants to take high tea, according to Toronto Saturday Night, October 26, 1903. Ishbel Maria Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, was not governor-general, as Saturday...
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Without Arts Support Canada Would Lose Its Cultural Identity. (A Matter of Trust)
Canadian culture is defined by the arts. We risk losing our cultural identity if governments continue to cut funding to art organizations. Without funding, young artists are left with no venue to display and develop their art forms for the world...
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