Canadian Speeches

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

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, May

150 Years of Canadian Democracy
STEPHANE DION Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Canada is one of democracy's pioneers. It has had elected assemblies for more than 200 years and fully responsible democratic government for 150 years. There are few democracies older than this,...
Blueprint Needed for Public Sector Surpluses
GERALD POND Chairman, Canadian Chamber of Commerce The prospect of national public sector surpluses is said to require a new framework for fiscal policy. A prudent approach and a long-term vision for growth, competitiveness, opportunity and security...
Canadian Film, TV and the Cultural Imperialism of Hollywood Popcorn
ROBERT LANTOS Chairman & CEO, Alliance Communications Corporation One-hundred-dollar Hollywood blockbuster movies that sacrifice cultural value for the safest boxoffice sales and lowest common denominator of audience appeal, leave a big,...
Case for Repealing the Charter of Rights
RON LEITCH Alliance for the Preservation of English in Canada Rather than advancing freedom, it is argued that the Charter of Rights and Freedom instead restricts the rights and freedoms of Canadians. Where Parliament was previously governed...
Corporate Success, Social Failure, Corporate Credibility
BUZZ HARGROVE President, CAW-Canada Will unprecedented inequality trigger social and economic upheaval? With roaring stockmarket prices, major corporate gains, and big executive compensation at a time of stagnant family incomes, persistent unemployment,...
Image of Louis Riel in 1998
DESMOND MORTON Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada The myth of Louis Riel -- the hung French-speaking Metis leader of the Riel Rebellion -- as a hero of the West, the Metis, Aboriginal peoples and French Canadians; and that of...
Research Investment: The Return to the Nation
DR. TOM BRZUSTOWSKI President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Research investment in Canada lags behind that in other countries, is vital to national economic and social well being, pays many times its cost, and has...
Unlocking the Gifts of Those Who Learn Differently
KENNETH K. QUIGLEY. JR. President, Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts, USA Many intelligent people -- some highly intelligent -- fail or do poorly at school, often barred from a college or university education, because of a learning disability,...
War News This Morning Is Unimportant
This banner headline, splashed in big type across the top of The Toronto World front page on April 29, 1898 jibed U.S. newspaper reports of the Spanish-American war, then just getting started. Aside from alleged presidential peccadilloes, few things...
Why the Right Should Not Unite
ROBERT METZ President, Freedom Party of Ontario Proposals to unite right-wing political parties under a single banner in order to improve the odds of winning elections are viewed as a wrong move. The right is fragmented because different factions...
You Get the Talent You Deserve: Here's How to Get the Best
SHEILA O'BRIEN Senior Vice President, NOVA Corporation More than ever before, it is the quality of a corporation's workforce that determines its competitive ability. Attracting and retaining the best talent requires commitment and investment...