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September 28, 2016
The following are remarks made by Dave McKay, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Canada to the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. Check against delivery. Reflections on Alberta I too would like to recognize that the land on which we are meeting is Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous peoples. It is a pleasure to be in Edmonton, and to spend time in Alberta – a province that continues to help define all that is ...
Earlier this month, people across the United States and many other countries paused to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrorist strikes on September 11, 2001. It’s often said that hard times reveal true friends. That was certainly the case on 9-11. Canadians responded immediately and instinctively to the need for help. Within 45 minutes of the attacks in New York City and Washington, airports across Canada began accepting planes that had been diverted from U.S. airspace. In all, 224 diverted planes ...
Notes for remarks to the Waterloo Innovation Summit – check against delivery One of the things that an event like the Waterloo Innovation Summit really serves to underscore is the degree to which innovation, at its core, is driven by people, not technology. It’s why we’ve come here this week – to meet, learn from and share experiences with people who are leading and managing change in a wide range of settings and contexts. People are the secret sauce ...
September 14, 2016
The following are remarks made by Guy Laurence, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communication Ltd. to the Canadian Club of Toronto. Thank you. Good afternoon everyone. First, I’m honoured to speak at the Canadian Club, especially being a “new Canadian.” One who only got his permanent residency just two weeks ago! I’ve actually lived here nearly three years, bought a house, my wife is doing an MA at U of T and I’ve even ...
June 15, 2016
Check against delivery Fifty years ago this summer, Kenneth Carter and his fellow appointees to the Royal Commission on Taxation were hard at work writing their monumental final report. By that point, they had already spent close to four years examining every facet and detail of federal taxation. When the report finally saw the light of day – all 600,000 words, spread across six volumes – it received much praise, but also met deep resistance. Many Canadians agreed with the commission that the ...