The speeches are free of charge but please note that the Empire Club of Canada retains copyright. Neither the speeches themselves nor any part of their content may be used for any purpose other than personal interest or research without the explicit permission of the Empire Club of Canada.
Fundamental changes occurring in the structure of capital markets around the world. The TSE's role, that of any exchange. The TSE's role in the Canadian economy. How the primary market activity of the TSE impacts the people of Canada. The TSE, like other exchanges, facing new sources of competition, new challenges. Some illustrative changes and challenges of the past. The need for the TSE to become an exchange of the future, powering our national economy forward, lest it be relegated to the past. A new strategic direction, endorsed by the Board of Governors of the Toronto Stock Exchange. How this new strategic direction was arrived at. What a dynamic TSE means to Canadians, and to Canada. A few concrete examples of the TSE's role in brining capital together with opportunity, to create jobs, wealth and economic security. Reasons why this couldn't happen under the NYSE or NASDAQ. What would happen without the TSE. Factors driving change: competition, specialisation, globalisation, technology, with a brief discussion of each. The TSE Blueprint for Success. Goals and initiatives of the Blueprint. A new governance model. A dramatic shift to a competitive business model. Who will benefit from the new TSE.