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The Canadian Club of Toronto is Canada’s preeminent public affairs podium. Since 1897, we have served an ambitious and important mission: to connect Canadians with world-class leaders and newsmakers and be a leading platform for influencers to engage Canadians on what matters most.

Over our 115 year history as a not-for-profit organization, we continue to be a forum for Governors General and Prime Ministers, CEOs and Nobel laureates, scientists, artists and innovators. We have a proud tradition of hosting national and international leaders in politics, business, social innovation and the media, and our members and audiences are drawn from an equally diverse and distinguished group of leaders.

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The Canadian Club of Toronto is Canada’s preeminent public affairs podium. Since 1897, we have served an ambitious and important mission: to connect Canadians with world-class leaders and newsmakers and be a leading platform for influencers to engage Canadians on what matters most.

Over our 115 year history as a not-for-profit organization, we continue to be a forum for Governors General and Prime Ministers, CEOs and Nobel laureates, scientists, artists and innovators. We have a proud tradition of hosting national and international leaders in politics, business, social innovation and the media, and our members and audiences are drawn from an equally diverse and distinguished group of leaders.

    Canadian Club Presents: Trailer

    Canadian Club Presents: Trailer

    Introducing Canadian Club Presents, a historical podcast that looks back into our archives at some of the most fascinating and timely events from the 80s, 90s to now.

    Hosted by former Canadian Club Presidents, Canadian Club Presents provides audiences with access to historic speeches that weren’t digitally available until now. We dive into important topics such as economics, technology and community, that resonate just as strongly today.

    Brought to you by Canadian Club Toronto: Engaging Canadians on what matters most.

    Visit canadianclub.org for more details.

    • 2 min
    Canadian Club Presents: The Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher (1983)

    Canadian Club Presents: The Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher (1983)

    In the first episode of Canadian Club Presents, a special historical edition of the Canadian Club Toronto podcast.
    George Butterfield, 1983/84 President of Canadian Club Toronto, sits down to reflect on Margaret Thatcher’s 1983 speech to Canadian Club Toronto and the Empire Club of Canada. Margaret Thatcher, famously known as the Iron Lady, was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979-1990. She spoke to the Clubs about the responsibility and role of the state, as well as pushed for prudent, responsible economic policies within countries, and between other countries.

    CREDITS:
    Hosted by George Butterfield
    Produced by Bruce Sellery and Keri Johnson
    Mixed and edited by Jason Perrier of Phizzy Studios

    • 45 min
    Canadian Club Presents: John Bitove Jr. (1995)

    Canadian Club Presents: John Bitove Jr. (1995)

    Veteran sports journalist Stephen Brunt sits down with Canadian Club President (2019 to 2020) Bruce Sellery, to discuss the journey of the Raptors from their formation in 1995 to reigning NBA champions in 2019. Brunt reflects on the changing landscape of sports in Toronto, the partnership with Allan Slaight and the attitude of Torontonians during the time.
    Discussion followed by Raptors Founder John Bitove Jr. speech to the Club about his goals for the team, 8 months before the Raptors stepped foot on the court. He stresses the importance of community to the Raptors and his determination for the NBA team to represent Toronto well.

    CREDITS:
    Original speech title: The Evolution of Basketball – Raptors Style
    Co-Hosted by Bruce Sellery and Stephen Brunt
    Produced by Bruce Sellery and Keri Johnson
    Mixed and edited by Jason Perrier, Phizzy Studios

    • 37 min
    Canadian Club Presents: Michael Bloomberg (1998)

    Canadian Club Presents: Michael Bloomberg (1998)

    Mary Anne Chambers, President of Canadian Club Toronto (1998 to 1999), reflects on the day Michael Bloomberg spoke to the Club in 1998. She notes being impressed by his use of examples to illustrate substance versus form. Michael Bloomberg, Co Founder and CEO of Bloomberg LP, takes the podium to analyze the use of technology in 1998, and predicts how it would influence our lives in the future.

    CREDITS:
    Original speech title: Technology in the Next Century
    Hosted by Mary Anne Chambers
    Produced by Bruce Sellery and Keri Johnson
    Mixed and edited by Jason Perrier of Phizzy Studios

    • 33 min
    Canadian Club Presents: Karen Kain (2002)

    Canadian Club Presents: Karen Kain (2002)

    In 2002, Canadian Club Toronto presented Karen Kain with the Canadian of the Year Award, for her outstanding achievements and dedication to the National Ballet of Canada. 2019 marks Kain’s 50th anniversary with the National Ballet of Canada; where she’s gone from a Principal Dancer to Artistic Director. Kain is a companion of the Order of Canada, and was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame, in addition to countless other awards.
    Nancy Lockhart, Canadian Club President (2002 to 2003), joins us to reflect on Kain’s illustrious career, as well as her dedication to Canada’s arts and culture. In her speech Kain stresses the importance of a strong arts community on the global stage and to Canada’s cultural identity, and advocates for adequate arts funding.

    CREDITS:
    Original speech title: 2002 Canadian of the Year
    Hosted by Nancy Lockhart
    Produced by Bruce Sellery and Keri Johnson
    Mixed and edited by Jason Perrier of Phizzy Studios

    • 21 min
    Canadian Club Presents: Mary Simon (2014)

    Canadian Club Presents: Mary Simon (2014)

    Jennifer Sloan, President of Canadian Club Toronto (2014 to 2015), joins us to reflect on the day Mary Simon spoke to the Club, remembering her inspiring display of leadership. Mary Simon is a former Canadian diplomat and current fellow with the Arctic Institute of North America. She’s globally recognized as a champion of the social, economic and human rights of Canadian Inuit people. In her speech, Simon discusses the lasting impact of Canada’s residential schools and the importance of education on the path to reconciliation.

    CREDITS:
    Original speech title: "My Experience with Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Why Education Must be the Focus of Reconciliation"
    Hosted by Jennifer Sloan
    Produced by Bruce Sellery and Keri Johnson
    Mixed and edited by Jason Perrier of Phizzy Studios

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Amazing archive of compelling speakers.

It really feels like you are in the room. My favorite was the Margaret Thatcher episode.

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Amazing conversations with Canada’s most influential and interesting personalities

Can’t recommend this podcast highly enough.

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Compelling

Top tier made in Canada, smart content.

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