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Shakespeare's Birthplace 
Text  Flower, His Worship Archibald, Shakespeare's Birthplace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 13 Oct 1927, 142-151  ... to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands; This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England" -(Applause.) Now, very often in the cut editions they stop there. It is rather good "curtain," as they say, but we gave practically the whole text, and I remember...
Annual Meeting and Ladies Night/Our Nation Considered as an Ethical Idea 
Text  Hearst, Sir William; Wilkinson, Ellis H.; Davies, Rev. Trevor H., Annual Meeting and Ladies Night/Our Nation Considered as an Ethical Idea, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 10 Jan 1922, 356-373  A review of the year by Mr. Hearst, and some words about The Empire Club. President-Elect Wilkinson then spoke briefly about his predecessors and about the coming year. Mr. J. Black Perry, a past president of The Empire Club, thanked Sir William Hearst for his service as President. Dr. Davies was...
What's Good for the West 
Text  Fraser, John F., What's Good for the West, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 14 Apr 1988, 326-337  Some remarks on free trade. A brief overview of the current economic situation in the western provinces. The outcome of the next federal election. The speaker's impression of the broader, more fundamental issues concerning the West today, and their implication for the future of Canada. Growth in...
Toronto--Boom Town of North America 
Text  Dennison, His Worship Mayor William, Toronto--Boom Town of North America, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 9 Jan 1969, 112-123  A vision of Toronto 25 years from now. A description of plans for Toronto organized under the following headings: Toronto's harbour; The waterfront plan, Taxes; Spending the taxpayers' money; Party politics; Leadership; The St. Lawrence Hall; Convention facilities; People like Toronto.
The Outlook for 1931 
Text  Baldwin, H.C., The Outlook for 1931, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 11 Dec 1930, 318-329  Facing the facts of the Canadian business situation to pull ourselves out of this depression. The precarious undertaking of forecasting business conditions. Disillusionment and disappointment over the discovery that we still follow the old economic laws. Paying the penalty as individuals and as a...
The Australian Good-Will Party 
Text  Laffer, H.E.; Hyland, A.E., The Australian Good-Will Party, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 29 Oct 1931, 234-245  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Toronto Board of Trade. Mr. A.E. Hyland: Canada's pioneering work in Empire preference and the development of Empire trade. Australia's putting into place the principles that Canada initiated. An appreciation of the assistance and interest shown...
Our Times Viewed From a World Perspective 
Text  Cromie, Robert, Our Times Viewed From a World Perspective, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 1 Feb 1934, 419-437  What the speaker saw in Europe and Russia this summer; looking for some suggestions for ourselves on this continent. Three minutes of world geography, including some population figures. A review of the Economic Conference held in London this summer. An examination of what creates different...
Northern Ireland--Open for Business 
Text  Trimble, The Rt. Hon. David, Northern Ireland--Open for Business, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 26 May 1999, 29-39  Recalling the speaker's last visit to Toronto. Affection for Canada and Toronto. Links between Northern Ireland and this part of Canada. Modern links and their importance. Canadian companies and the role they play in Northern Ireland's economy, with some specific examples. The formation of the new...
Canada 1999--One Canadian's Perspective 
Text  Hnatyshyn, The Rt. Hon. Ramon J., Canada 1999--One Canadian's Perspective, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 23 Jun 1999, 40-48  Some introductory comments about the meaning of the Empire Club. Caring enough to become involved. Canada internationally. The Commonwealth and what it means. Benefits of Commonwealth for Canada. Some Canadian history. Canada Day. Some of the speaker's personal history with regard to Canada....
Canada's Actions Against Landmines 
Text  Axworthy, The Hon. Lloyd, Canada's Actions Against Landmines, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 28 Jun 1999, 49-59  The problem of anti-personnel (AP) mines in Kosovo. The dimensions of the threat. The task of Canadian mine-clearning experts in Kosovo. The problems of AP mines in other countries. The UN Mission. Progress made since the conclusion of the Ottawa Convention. The new kind of partnershipamong...
Creating a Culture of Opportunity in Canada 
Text  Mayberry, John T., Creating a Culture of Opportunity in Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 16 Sep 1999, 60-71  Some personal background. Accomplishing significant change through "group therapy." The need for corporate Canada to change along with Canada's economy. Illustrating how Dofasco has been an integral part of the vital shift to a value-added, knowledge-based economy. The role that steel has to play...
Volunteers at the Dawn of the 21st Century: A Contemporary Agenda for the Association of Junior Leagues International 
Text  Dedecker, Clotilde Perez-Bode, Volunteers at the Dawn of the 21st Century: A Contemporary Agenda for the Association of Junior Leagues International, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 21 Sep 1999, 72-83  The Association of Junior Leagues International--what it is and what it does. Voluntarism as an international movement. Some history and background to the Junior League. The speaker's own experience in the Junior League. Some examples of projects undertaken by the Junior League of Toronto, and...
Can We Save Medicare? 
Text  MacKenzie, Murray, Can We Save Medicare?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 23 Sep 1999, 84-91  Medicate as part of something that makes us Canadian. What public opinion surveys tell us about Canadian Medicare. The grim prognosis for Medicare if no changes are made. Some grave facts about health care in Ontario. Ways in which Canada is way behind on the medical high-tech front. Demographic...
Health Care in Canada 
Text  Rock, The Hon. Allan, Health Care in Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 30 Sep 1999, 92-105  Keeping our Canadian system of health care. What has to be done to succeed in doing so. First, a commitment. Pros of our system of health care. Differences in cost between the American and Canadian systems of health care. Increased pressure for a parallel private system. What ought to be done....
Marking a Year of Fundamental Change 
Text  Cranston, Lynda, Marking a Year of Fundamental Change, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 7 Oct 1999, 106-118  This speech is organized under several headings: Introduction; A Legacy from Misfortune; Safety and Managing Risk; Trust Remains Key; Donations: Cornerstone of the System; More change to Come; Conclusion. Issues and topics discussed included the following. Challenges being faced at Canadian Blood...
The Plight of Canadian Small Market Hockey Teams 
Text  Bremner, Ron, The Plight of Canadian Small Market Hockey Teams, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 14 Oct 1999, 119-126  The National Hockey League. Small market teams. An illustrative anecdote. Putting the game in context with a quote from Ken Dryden. The economics of the game. The issue of salaries. Dollars that the game brings in. Working with government.
Hungary at the Turn of the Millennium 
Text  Orban, Dr. Victor, His Excellency, Hungary at the Turn of the Millennium, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 29 Oct 1999, 127-133  The millennium in Hungary. Hungary rejoining Eruope in 1990. Nine years later. Some history, particularly the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Changes in the Hungarian economy. An illustrative anecdote about freedom in Hungary. Hungary as the leading candidate for EU membership. Acknowledging Canada...
Re-Thinking the IT Model 
Text  Whittaker, Sheelagh, Re-Thinking the IT Model, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 4 Nov 1999, 134-145  Changes in technology, with illustration. The information technology generation gap. Working seriously at understanding the uses and the potential of information technology and at getting help to put that understanding into practice. The need to re-think information technology , our attitude...
The Canadian Mining Industry 
Text  Carrington, John K., The Canadian Mining Industry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 10 Nov 1999, 146-157  Mining and its meaning to Canada and Canadians. Domestic struggles. An inefficient approval process governing new mine developments in Canada. Internationally, facing the growing use of non-tariff trade barriers against metals. The significance of the industry. Some Canadian mining history, and...
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra 
Text  Lamon, Jeanne and Haight, Lynn, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 18 Nov 1999, 158-171  Jeanne Lamon: Artistic and administrative leaders working together at Tafelmusik. The success of Tafelmusik. The music and the philosophy of music-making of Tafelmusik. The revolutionary nature of the music and what it means. The instruments used. [Tape recorded music is played several times...
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