Canadian Speeches

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, March-April

Anti-Semitism: An Enduring Reality
Anti-Semitism has flourished in Canada's past, and endures today. Jewish Canadians have made great contributions to Canada's success as a nation, yet are often still discriminated against. It is imperative that the government and public continue to...
Canada and the United States, an Equal Partnership
Canada and the United States have the strongest partnership in the world. This should not be taken for granted, but continually nurtured and maintained. Canada's strong economy, along with the United States, creates two strong nations which can be...
Canada: A Pluralist History
Canadian history is a work in progress which cannot be viewed from a single perspective. National history is possible, if Canadians embrace the good, the bad, the minority and majority perspectives. Canadian history cannot be the history of one people,...
Canada's Research Universities Economically Indispensable
Public research universities are seen as crucial to Canada's economic health: not only in providing needed post-secondary education for students to utilize in pursuing a prosperous career, but also as place of research and development that will bring...
Canada's Security Agenda a Threat to Multiculturalism
Muticulturalistic Canada is under threat of extinction. Post September 11, racial profiling, religious discrimination, and the condoning of targeting Arabs and Muslims in Canada's security agenda, have often been seen as acceptable practice by the...
Canadian Identity Found in Its Actions
Canada is a prosperous nation, both economically and socially. To maintain this, we must continue to build an independent, humane and strong democratic Canada; strengthen the pillars of economic performance, social and environmental progress, stability...
Erosion of Human Rights Begins with the Loss of the Right to Privacy
The right to privacy is claimed to be the foundation of all other human rights. In times of turmoil, it is often tempting to sacrifice these rights for safety. In the wake of September 11, the Canadian government is considering implementing technologies...
Good Governance Is Good Business
Trust, transparency, and integrity are the cornerstones of good governance. For Canadian companies to gain investor's trust worldwide they must make CEO'S accountable for their companies' actions; begin to vigorously enforce tough penalties for breaches...
Investment in Post-Secondary Education Crucial to Economic Success
Ontario remains prosperous economically because of its high proportion of citizens willing and desiring to work. What Ontario severely lacks, is investment in post-secondary education. The United States has higher tuition, but also more scholarships...
Iraq's Full Disarmament Necessary to Avoid War
A month before the shooting started, Britain's prime minister warned that if Saddam Hussein failed to disarm, there would be no alternative to war to rid Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction. If he were left with these weapons, history dictates...
Keeping Canada Prosperous in an Economically Unsound World
Canada's central banker credits our continuing prosperity in an uncertain economy to our macro-economic policy framework that protects the economy from both high inflation and the threat of deflation. By continuing to utilize this policy, raising interest...
Loquacious Liberal, Moneybags Politician. ('as We Were' Clippings from Canada Past)
Edward Blake (1833-1912), was a lawyer, politician, premier of Ontario, and the only federal Liberal leader who never became prime minister. Blake entered political life in Canada, shortly after Confederation, in 1867. He ran for the local Legislature...
NAFTA: Canada's Path to Continuing Economic Success
The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA have resulted in a highly prosperous Canadian export industry. However, Canadians should continue to improve upon these agreements. Trade in North America, predominantly with the United States, is indispensable...
Penumbra Press. ('Our View')
Penumbra Press is one of scores of small publishers that are turning outsome of Canada's finest books. One of the press's most prolific authors is Munroe Scott. In 2001, Penumbra published Scott's novel, The Liberators, a raucous novel set in late...
Protection of Identity a Right of Canadians
Implementing of a Canadian Identification card is seen as increasing privacy and security, not depleting it. It would be an effective tool to prevent terrorism, and ease travelling security issues. One hundred countries around the world already have...
Serious Consequences. (Quotes, Notes & Anecdotes)
"The Council has repeatedly warned that Iraq will face serious consequences as a result of its continued violations of its obligations." United Nations Resolution 1441, unanimously adopted by the Security Council, November 8, 2002. Decline of the...
U.S. Economy in a Dangerous Drift
U.S. economic woes are in stark contrast to Canada's robust economy. The uncertain economic situation in the United States is largely a result of geopolitical uncertainties, its policy on Iraq. and mounting budget deficits. To alter the United States'...
Whitecapping Heroes of Wheatley. ('as We Were' Clippings from Canada Past)
Nearly a century ago, those who misbehaved were in danger of being "whitecapped" by their neighbors--dunked in a well, or walked in snow, and thrashed. The Advertiser of London, Ontario, commented editorially on July 22, 1905 on the whitecapping of...