Canadian Speeches

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

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 9, January-February

Bombardier Plans to Fly without Government Help
Bombardier wants to compete in the world without government help -- as soon as the subsidies for its largely government-owned global competitors are racheted down. Bombardier already competes for three-quarters of its sales in markets where government...
Canada's 3 Threats: Quebec's Place, Free Trade, Globalization
Three major threats are seen as confronting Canada's future: 1) the unresolved debate over Quebec's place in Confederation; 2) the free trade agreement with the United States, said to have resulted in eroded sovereignty and lost jobs; and, 3) globalization...
Canada's Global Success Demands Better Field for Pharmaceuticals
To compete in the global market, Canada must do a better job of creating an environment that attracts pharmaceutical investment. Canada cannot afford to lose the high-stakes race to attract investments by biomedical, computer, telecommunications and...
Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World
In a new era that has unleashed huge forces, human security demands a more activist role by the international community in matters that were once regarded as strictly internal concerns of sovereign nation states. And few nations have played a more...
Circumpolar Nations Tackle Big Jobs with Arctic Council
Eight circumpolar nations have organized the Arctic Council to tackle to foster co-operation in tackling urgent, common problems. Among others, the northern problems include severe environmental degradation, extremely high unemployment, social disorders...
Climate Change: The Growing Explosion of Catastrophic Damage
Climate change has brought a growing flood of catastrophic damage that is expected to get even worse. Hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, hailstorms, floods, drought -- all have become more frequent, and much more intense. In high-risk areas, insurance...
Preserving Best Model for Emerging New World
Canada's achievements in respecting and managing diversity better than any other nation, offers a model to meet the challenges of an emerging new world. But that model won't be of value unless Canadians can maintain their will to stay together. Some...
Talk, Talk, Talk. Isn't It Great to Live in Such a Boring Country
Yak, yak, yak. Sometimes it seems that all we do in Canada is talk, talk, talk. Instead of resolving some of our big problems we just tlak them to death. Like the big question: can French-speaking and English-speaking peoples share the same country?...
Tribute to Israel and Canada from a Departing Lt. Governor
In his last public speech as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Henry Jackman points to the common virtues that inspire both Israel and Canada. His comments are in response to a tribute that will be marked by dedication of the Jackman Gardens in Israel,...
Vision and Anxiety of the Prime Ministers of Canada
Throughout the 130 years since Confederation, the prime ministers of Canada have been inspired by a common vision, and troubled by a common anxiety. The vision has been the greatness of Canada; the anxiety has been the threat to that vision from tensions...
Why the Media Doesn't Warn about the Threat, Lies and Hatred of Islamic Terrorists
Soothing words about human rights and sensitivity about the portrayal of minorities have blinded much of the news media to the threat of Islamic militants. No longer confined to the Middle East, the Islamic terrorist threat is now well-entrenched in...