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When it comes to speech writing, it’s an art to be able to write well under pressure, while also satisfying the expectations of both speaker and audience. Patrick Gant is a master of this art. Reliability, promptness and excellence: those are the three words that immediately come to mind for me when I describe the services he offers.
—Chantal Turcotte, Manager, Creative Services, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Here are sample extracts from speeches we’ve prepared for clients:
- An address by a federal Cabinet Minister
- An address by a senior executive at Canada’s National Microbiology Lab
- An address about the history of scientific research at Health Canada
- An address by a senior executive to a public policy forum
- An address by a federal Cabinet Minister, addressing a Parliamentary committee
- An address by a senior researcher at a public health forum
- An address by a senior executive at a conference on First Nations issues
- An address by an award recipient at the Ontario Dental Association
I am not saying I have all the answers to how we ought to proceed. There are important considerations to be given both to Reservists and to their employers.
But I do feel that we ought to be doing everything we can to look after these men and women. That is why I am calling on stakeholders to share with me your views on what we can do to support our troops.
Business owners know that the secret to success is to find the very best people and to ensure they have everything they need to do their jobs the best they can. It’s really no different for the Government of Canada, in particular where the Forces are concerned.
In Canada, we are lucky to have a Reserve Force that serves our citizens so selflessly and so professionally.
So let’s do everything we can to ensure that no one who wears our military uniform should ever have to go directly from the front line to the unemployment line…*
…It is understandable that Canadians — like others — are still reeling from the events we’ve all witnessed over the past several weeks since September 11th. We’re all feeling anxious and even vulnerable wondering what’s next. But it is in this hour that we remain mindful of the difference between facts and fear.
There’s no question that we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the United States and other countries in the fight against terrorism. We’re all engaged in this fight for the same reason. We will not bend to those who use fear as a weapon.
Fear resides not in our minds but in our hearts. We must weigh the facts. And in doing so, we are less burdened, unclouded, so we can make the right choices in these difficult days while helping our friends in any way we can…*
…When we talk about history — about the relationship of time and people — I am often reminded of the story of John Harrison, an eighteenth-century English clockmaker and inventor of the chronometer. This is a device that revolutionized exploration and reshaped the world around him. Harrison’s chronometer solved one of the biggest scientific challenges of his age — one that Sir Isaac Newton once said was unsolvable. And that was the ability while at sea to measure longitude, or an east-west position.
The chronometer accomplished this by comparing the time difference between high-noon at sea with a clock set to the time of the ship’s port of origin. The result was that far fewer ships were lost at sea, navigation became exceedingly precise, and the British became a mighty sea power.
By knowing the precise time where they were, as well as the time at their departure point, explorers could chart where they were heading in the future.
Much like the chronometer, when we look back at Health Canada’s past and measure it against today, we reveal a chart of our department’s future…*
…When The Economist magazine proclaimed our country as the new “cool” — a choice place to live and do business — they recognized what we already knew to be true. We’ve tackled the deficit and put our economic house in order. We can take pride in the diverse, multicultural richness of society. And we’ve seen how it has transformed our largest cities into vibrant, cosmopolitan places. The rest of the world has now taken note of this, too.
There is something that overarches the long list of Canada’s unique qualities — and that’s the confidence of our citizens. Canadians now see for themselves an economic and political future with a focus and clarity that was simply not there fifteen years ago. There are fewer monologues about the nature of the Canadian identity. Even fewer still about national unity. We understand who we are…*
It was a pleasure working with Patrick Gant of thinkit creative. He works quickly and efficiently and, most importantly, he is an excellent writer! I’m looking forward to working with him again soon.
—Steve Morris, Shared Services Canada
To say that innovation is our priority, well frankly that’s an understatement. Innovation gives purpose to everything we do here. More than being something that links to trade and investment, it’s at the root of why we do what we do.
With this in mind, I would like to take a moment to share with you our key accomplishments in this area, and talk about its linkages to innovation. Improving Canada’s position as a preferred location for domestic and foreign investment and trade remains an important long-term goal for my department. Indeed, this is a point that I’ve repeated over and over during my recent trade and investment trips.
I spoke about it in London, where I talked about the federal budget and our direct investment in an innovation strategy that matches promises with actions. I spoke about it in Beijing, where I met with leaders of the People’s Republic of China and promoted trade between our two countries. And I spoke about it in Davos, Switzerland, where I addressed the Canada Contact luncheon at the World Economic Forum.
Our message everywhere is this: Canada is the best place in the world to do business. And to ensure this, we’re always fine-tuning our economic and trade engine…*
…It’s worth remembering that every action, every contribution makes a difference and takes us one step closer to a cure. As Stephen Lewis, the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, once observed: “Nothing in this pandemic works in a vacuum, or works in compartments. Everything is linked inextricably to everything else.”
None of us can be detached from this disease such that we might think we’re somehow removed from it. In truth, we are all connected in some way. For each person who is infected with HIV, whether young or old, whether living in the suburbs of Winnipeg or on the streets of Nairobi, each is at the end of a continuum — one that includes scientific inquiry, research, public policy, public- and private-sector collaboration, and funding.
It is within this continuum that we seek not only to fight the spread of HIV and to successfully develop a vaccine that some day eradicates this pandemic.
We also seek to make a difference today. To ease, in any way possible, the weight of human suffering that this pandemic leaves in its wake…*
…It is symbolic that this conference is held in the same week as National Aboriginal Day. It has brought together Aboriginal communities from across Canada to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, at the doorstep of the Garden River First Nation — a location the Ojibway people have always known as “The Gathering Place.”
This gathering place is the right place for us to meet and share ideas and to reflect on the Aboriginal name that has been given to this conference Memengwaanh, which means butterfly. The butterfly goes to the heart of why we are here, to inspire us, to lift us, so that we can work to make positive changes in our communities.
The conference agenda is quite impressive and it provides an excellent opportunity to incorporate the wisdom of the past.
Tonight I would like to talk to you about three things. First, about the importance of this conference. Second, how we are responding to the challenge of crime prevention for Aboriginal communities. And finally, the special leadership role that First Nations police can — and do — play in their respective communities and how partnerships have helped us move forward together…*
I’ve always been fond of the saying that when it comes to volunteerism, you always get back more than you put in. And that certainly has been true for me.
Dentistry has been my profession and my passion for a very long time.
Yet many of us here also know that it can be personally draining when so much of your energy and concentration is focused on the patient in the dental chair.
For me, the ODA quickly became a very welcome alternative track—a place where I could switch gears periodically so that I could talk about dentistry and promote the profession, in place of the day-to-day work in the office.
I’ve learned a lot from the ODA. Thanks to the time I have spent working with its members, including many of you here tonight, I’ve benefited from learning opportunities that go well beyond the experience of working at the dental chair…*
In our business, there are a lot of urgent requests and tight deadlines…and we know we can always count on your company for creative flair and timeliness in your work. Thank you very much!
—Moira Henderson, Employment and Social Development Canada
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