EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Drapeau, Mayor Jean
Listen to Podcast
Watch Live Webcast
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.
Cities on the move. The shift in population since 1941, from rural to urban districts. Some figures. The growing importance in the political, economic and social structure, of cities. All aspects of the city becoming a national problem. The role of cities throughout history, and the influence they exert. Some examples. Specifics and statistics to describe the city of Montreal. The growing complexity, responsibility, and diversity of municipal government. Administering a large city. What was done to rehabilitate, to revitalize the city of Montreal. Montreal as the site for Expo '67. Benefits to be derived from Expo '67. Revenue and debt figures for the city of Montreal. Sources of revenue. Similar situations for other major Canadian cities. The need for a new deal in municipal taxation and for a new and more efficient partnership between the cities and the higher administrations. Dynamic urban centres as the backbone of any effort forward in the building of Canada's future.