Luncheon to British Medical Association
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 23 Aug 1906, p. 9-13


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Luncheon to British Medical Association


Report only. The luncheon was chaired by the President of the Empire Club, Mr. James P. Murray. The keynote was "Canada and a United Empire." Mr. W.K. George proposed the health of the guests. Sir William Broadbent talked about the connection between Canada and the Mother Country, with hopes that the connection would continue, becoming closer and stronger. His preference for the term "Mother Country" to that of "Empire." The future of Canada. Advising Canada to spend her money developing the country; this in response to criticism about Canada not doing her part in common defence. Sir Thomas Barlow spoke of the young Canadian medical men who, during the last quarter of a century, had been going to the Old Country and whom he had found it a pleasure to meet. The link uniting medical men upon the two sides of the water. Dr. George Cooper Franklin spoke of the British Medical Association, and also the cordiality and friendship existing between Canada and the Mother Country. Prof. C.S. Sherrington talked about the many changes that he saw, and that there was much to learn on this his second visit to Toronto. The potential of Canada. University development in England. The fellowships that had been introduced as the result of financial support given by wealthy citizens. The grand opportunity it would be if the students could come over to Toronto or some other seat of learning in Canada to pass a year or two. Opportunities possessed by Canadian universities such as the extensive study of water power, or hydro-dynamics. University reciprocity in the air, with much to be desired in the result of the interchange of intellect and experience.