Canadian Speeches

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

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 3, July-August

Connecting Canada to Compete with the World
JOHN MANLEY Minister of Industry All competition in the knowledge-based economy is global. Only countries with the specialized skills, technology infrastructure and business ability will thrive economically and socially in the new economy. Canada's...
Growing World Poverty Demands a New Economic Response
JAMES D. WOLFENSOHN President, The World Bank Group Growing world poverty requires a new response to the problems of economic development. The old tools can't do the job: 1.4 billion people now live on less than $1 a day, three billion on less...
Infotainment Cure: Switch off TV and Read Newspaper
MICHAEL MEDVED Film Critic, Radio Host Who's to blame for the predominance of "infotainment" on television, the broadcasts that obliberate the line between news and entertainment, that glorify celebrity and trivialize the consequential? Viewers...
In Praise of Telco People and Community Participation
DONALD R. CHING President and Chief Executive Officer, SaskTel An accolade for the front-line people who run Canada's telecos -- the telecommunications companies -- and their community involvement. In Saskatchewan, that community participation...
Insider's View of a Telecom Merger
STEWART DOUGLAS Vice President, Legal Services, BCT.TELUS Managers involved in putting together big corporate mergers often find themselves put through a crucible -- hopefully emerging stronger in a stronger company. An insider's view of the...
Journalistic Ethics: Lies, Damn Lies and the Media
MARIANNE JENNINGS Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies, Arizona State University Many journalists are said to lack high ethical standards. They are accused of fudging facts, telling lies, failing to avoid conflicts of interest, unfairness,...
"One Bermuda" Follows End of White Minority Rule
JENNIFER M. SMITH Premier of Bermuda The election in Progressive Labour Party in Bermuda last November ended both 35 years of government by the United Bermuda Party and minority while political domination in a predominantly black Island. The...
Peak Time Is Prime Time for Canadian Programs
FRANCOISE BERTRAND Chairperson, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission There is no need to regulate the content on the Internet and other new media, the CRTC chair asserts. There is already a strong Canadian presence in the...
Role of Public Institutions in Fostering Social and Economic Growth
DAVID MACKINNON, President, Ontario Hospital Association Billions of dollars in public spending cutbacks impair the institutions that provide health care, education and threaten both the social and economic well being of Canadians. Cost cutting...
Science, Ethics and Human Destiny
JOHN C. POLANYI Professor of Chemistry, University of Toronto and Nobel Laureate Post-modern desconstructionists who dismiss science as a "social construct" miss the point. The value of science lies not in absolute truth but in the search for...
Why We Must Do Better in Protecting Freshwater Supply
CHRISTINE STEWART Minister of the Environment An abundant supply has led Canadians to over-use and abuse the world's largest supply of freshwater. Excessive use, waste, pollution and diversions pose environmental, health, economic and social...
World Economy Needs New Rules to Avert Fatal Financial Crises
PAUL MARTIN Minister of Finance New rules governing the world economy are needed to avoid the type of financial crisis that impoverished millions in Asia, Latin America and Russia during the past two years, and threatened the rest of the world....