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The Empire Club of Canada and its Ideal of Imperialism 
Text  Clark, Rev. Professor William, The Empire Club of Canada and its Ideal of Imperialism, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 3 Dec 1903, 11-14  Congratulations to the President of The Empire Club of Canada on the splendid turnout of members for the first luncheon of the Club. The formation of the Club. The issues of Independence or absorption by our neighbours in the United States. Remembering the two countries from which we came. Our...
The French Shore Question and Newfoundland 
Text  Clark, J.M., The French Shore Question and Newfoundland, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 10 Dec 1903, 15-19  Some of the reasons for strongly advocating the inclusion of Newfoundland in the Dominion of Canada, thus "rounding off Confederation." This union not a new idea. Advocation by Lord Durham. Provision made in the British North America Act for the inclusion of Newfoundland in the Canadian...
Preferential Trade 
Text  Foster, Hon. George E., Preferential Trade, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 17 Dec 1903, 20-30  Defining what the question of preferential trade means. Ways in which Imperial Preference is not the same as Imperialism. A quick definition of Imperial Preference. A proposal in the rough, to be worked out into detail later. Differentiating treatment of members and non-members of the family of...
Imperialism in Education 
Text  Burwash, Rev. N., Imperialism in Education, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 7 Jan 1904, 31-37  ... ideal of education is acknowledged to be very good. There is a French ideal of good form and logical clearness, and anyone who has picked up a French text-book will know how well everything in the book is treated. You can see from the beginning to the end of the French text-book, and everything is put...
Canadian Sentiment Before and After Confederation 
Text  Sulte, Benjamin, Canadian Sentiment Before and After Confederation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 14 Jan 1904, 38-42  A turning point at the moment Confederation was enacted. A Canadian sentiment in existence three centuries ago: an historical review. Creating two new Canadas. The first talk about Confederation. The key to Confederation. Canadians, joining together with a declaration of patriotism and sentiment....
Thoughts About Canada and Australia 
Text  Montague, Hon. W.H., Thoughts About Canada and Australia, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 21 Jan 1904, 43-50  Canadians who have succeeded in other parts of the world. Something of Australia and Canadians who have gone to take their place there. Canadianism and Imperialism. Canada's work done in terms of trade with the United States and with Great Britain. Reference to Lord Strathcona and his work to...
The Qualities Which Go To Make A Good Citizen of the Empire 
Text  Grier, A. Monro, The Qualities Which Go To Make A Good Citizen of the Empire, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 28 Jan 1904, 51-60  The speaker, impressed with the changes which have taken place in Ontario since he first began to practise law in Toronto some 20 years ago. An increase in the feeling of friendship and oneness between Canada and the British Isles. Ontario's growing knowledge of Western Canada. An increase in...
The Fatuous Insolence of the Canadians 
Text  Hunter, A.T., The Fatuous Insolence of the Canadians, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 4 Feb 1904, 61-67  Dealing with two quantities in this address: the fixed and the variable--Canada and the Canadians. Canada, with today the bulk of her lands untilled, unoccupied, unexplored and unguarded, remaining the unlocked storehouse of Nature, the unalloted prize of the ultimate masters of the world. The...
The Canadian National Character 
Text  Hutton, Professor Maurice, The Canadian National Character, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 11 Feb 1904, 68-73  Looking at Plato's ideal state and the characteristics of his paragon. Suggesting that Canadians might fit this ideal character. Having in Canada all the ancient blends which we brought over from our forefathers. Providing Plato with what he wants in the shape of nation building, and how we may do...
The Relations of Canada, the Motherland and the United States 
Text  Birge, Cyrus A., The Relations of Canada, the Motherland and the United States, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 18 Feb 1904, 74-83  This address was delivered from Mss. Previously prepared, and delivered before the Commercial Club, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. Speaking from the viewpoint of a loyal Canadian. Canada's history which led up to the federation of what was at one time a series of scattered provinces into one great...
Our Empire Cables 
Text  Fleming, Sir Sandford, Our Empire Cables, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 25 Feb 1904, 84-94  The importance of the subject of the projected system of Pan-Britannic cables and telegraphs, girdling the globe, and all under state control. A vital subject fraught with momentous possibilities. The route of the proposed, so called All-Red Line, its scope, and the cogent reasons for its...
The Loyalty of French-Canadians to the Empire 
Text  Brodeur, Honourable L.P., The Loyalty of French-Canadians to the Empire, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 3 Mar 1904, 95-103  The love of country as the basis of all true patriotism. Ways in which the French-Canadian finds in Canada all that is needed to awaken the love of country and to stimulate his patriotism. The French-Canadian naturally more attached to the section of the country which is most closely associated...
Conscience As A National Asset 
Text  Wallace, Rev. Dr. O.C.S., Conscience As A National Asset, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 10 Mar 1904, 104-114  A definition of conscience involving two things: a judgment and an emotion. Speaking of conscience in a national relation, having in mind the family, the conduct of business, and the conduct of public affairs, political and other. Conscience adding to the worth and the welfare of the state when it...
The University and the People 
Text  Gordon, Very Rev. Dr. D.M., The University and the People, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 17 Mar 1904, 115-124  The relation of the universities to the people. The importance of this subject, even from an Imperial point of view. The strength of a nation dependent upon the intellectual and moral qualities of its citizens. The development of the higher types of men and women as the greatest service we can...
The Question of Railway Taxation 
Text  Pettypiece, H.J., The Question of Railway Taxation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 24 Mar 1904, 125-137  This question of railway taxation only two or three years old in this Province. Opponents of railway taxation and what they say. The speaker's response to that opposition. Our miles of railway and what they have cost the people. The advantage, under the bonding privilege, that there is no...
The Manufacturing Industries of Canada Considered Geographically 
Text  Stewart, J.F.M., The Manufacturing Industries of Canada Considered Geographically, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 31 Mar 1904, 138-150  Three requirements if Canada is going to be a manufacturing nation: an abundance of raw material, easy conveyance of man and goods from place to place, and a suitable population. A consideration and survey of Canada's raw materials. The state of our railways and transportation system. The third...
The Russo-Japanese War 
Text  Mavor, Professor James, The Russo-Japanese War, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 7 Apr 1904, 151-163  Conveying some idea of the situation, economical and financial, of Russia, and of the situation, economical and financial, of Japan, and then a suggested inquiry as to how far Great Britain and her Colonies are interested in the outcome of the struggle. Assuming some knowledge of the long history...
Navigation of Hudson's Bay and Straits 
Text  Stupart, R.F., Navigation of Hudson's Bay and Straits, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 14 Apr 1904, 164-172  A description of Hudson's Bay and straits. The fishing grounds of Hudson's Bay and its dollar value. The possibilities for making Hudson Straits the chief outlet for Canadian grain to the markets of Europe. The Hudson Straits the best and cheapest outlet to those markets, if they are navigable....
Three Imperial Topics: Imperial Ignorance; Imperial History; Imperial Unity 
Text  Osborne, Henry C.; Ferguson, Dr. John; Cumberland, Barlow, Three Imperial Topics: Imperial Ignorance; Imperial History; Imperial Unity, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 21 Apr 1904, 173-202  Imperial Ignorance--Mr. H.C. Osborne: Some words about The Empire Club of Canada and its interests. The ignorance which is said to exist in the Old Country with regard to Canadians and our affairs. The origins of this sensitivity by Canadians. Considering our own ignorance on Imperial matters. A...
Practical Imperialism 
Text  Walker, Byron E., Practical Imperialism, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 28 Apr 1904, 203-216  Independence as the only future that is possible to Canadians, except that of remaining in the Empire. Ways in which we are by nature British. Ways in which we are not exactly British, especially to the Englishman. The attitude of the Englishman to our loyalty. The unfortunate tangling together of...
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