Canada's Place Among the English-Speaking Nations
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 28 Feb 1924, p. 97-108


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Canada's Place Among the English-Speaking Nations


The relations of the English-speaking nations as one of the most vital in things in the world's life at the present time. What the Empire stands for. Countries we think of when speaking of the English-speaking nations, and those we leave out. Narrowing down to talk about the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. A consideration of the United States as an English-speaking Nation. Developing stronger relations between Canada and the United States. A quotation from H.H. Powers from 1916, entitled "The Things Men Fight For." Another quote from Prof. Giddings of Columbia, from just after the U.S. came into the war. How Prof. Giddings' statement holds true today, after the war. The speaker's conviction that we need to recognize the important part both English-speaking nations of the North American Continent are to continue to play. Canada's position, different from any other member of the British Empire. Drawing nearer the Motherland by reason of the progress of science and invention. Canada's relationship to the U.S. Canada's difficulty in developing a clear and clean-cut type of nationhood for herself. A response to the question "Are we Americanized?" A word with regard to Canadian development. A quotation from Lord Dufferin. Canada nearer the heart of the Motherland today. A plea to the audience that we Canadians shall recognize our very evident opportunity and come to know the Americans as no other English-speaking people in the world know them. Interpreting to the United States this or that phase of Empire activity of thinking, this or that phase of a misunderstood situation in the United Kingdom. Canadians as true interpreters of British policy and ideas to our cousins.