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March 22, 2017
Excerpt from a speech by Brandt C. Louie, Chairman of London Drugs, to the Canadian Club of Vancouver delivered March 22, 2017: “One of the foundation stones of the Canadian Club is the ‘celebration of Canadian identity.’ This idea of identity is much on the mind of Canadians these days, never more so than since the refugee crisis escalated world-wide…. “We return once again to words spoken by a former prime minister that could have been written today, in this case [Pierre] ...
March 16, 2017
Remarks for Calin Rovinescu President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada Canadian Club of Ottawa March 14, 2017 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Good afternoon and thank you, Martin for that kind introduction. Bonjour tout le monde et merci pour votre gentil accueil. I am appreciative of the opportunity to speak to you today. I know the Canadian Club of Ottawa is marking Canada’s 150th anniversary by focusing on Canadian Success Stories and we take it as a high compliment that the Club ...
October 26, 2016
Check against delivery. Trade agreements that are as comprehensive and progressive as CETA are, by definition, complex. But the case for approving CETA is actually pretty simple. And since I promised that I would keep my remarks short, I would like to give you three quick reasons why I believe this agreement will benefit Belgium and deserves your strong support. First, CETA will boost economic growth. That may seem like an obvious point for anyone who understands economic history, but ...
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 ...