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Malice in Blunderland 
Text  Fotheringham, Allan, Malice in Blunderland, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 25 Nov 1999, 172-179  Some personal and political history of the speaker and Western Canada. Witty and edgy comments about Canadian politics and politicians.
A Strategy for Coping with Natural Disasters 
Text  Anderson, George, A Strategy for Coping with Natural Disasters, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 2 Dec 1999, 180-189  The tripling of natural disasters worldwide in the past 10 years. The cost in lives and in economic terms. Natural disasters in Canada. The cost of the Ice Storm. Possible reasons for the change in the world's climate. Why costs are rising. Getting better at predicting. More examples of natural...
Shaping Health Care for the Millennium 
Text  Scully, Dr. Hugh, Shaping Health Care for the Millennium, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 9 Dec 1999, 190-202  Some background on the Canadian Medical Association. What the CMA believes is essential to maintain and strengthen the health-care system. What the business and community leaders can do to help. Environmental Scan. The health-care system as it has been. The vision of health care for the future....
Christmas Luncheon 
Text  Weston, The Hon. Hilary M., Christmas Luncheon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 16 Dec 1999, 203-208  Some heroes among us. Social work. Listening to young street kids. Celebrating the new century and millennium by investing in all young people who will take Ontario and Canada into the future.
Annual Financial Forum 
Text  Penman, A. Scott; Coombs, Clive; McLachlan, Moira, Annual Financial Forum, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 13 Jan 2000, 239-263  Clive Coombs: The speaker's outlook on the bond market for the year ahead. Giving the bond market another look. An examination of four areas that affect the bond market over the longer run: economic growth versus inflation; the supply of bonds; central bank alertness; real yields. Summarizing...
Waltzing into the 21st Century: Let the Provinces Lead 
Text  Day, The Hon. Stockwell, Waltzing into the 21st Century: Let the Provinces Lead, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 26 Jan 2000, 264-273  Some thoughts relating to provinces taking the lead in terms of determining and establishing the strength of a nation. Some historical examples of strong provinces resulting in a strong nation. Strengths coming out of Confederation. The need to commit more funds to health care, and how we can do...
Prairie Agriculture: An Important Part of Canada's Future 
Text  Romanow, The Hon. Roy, Prairie Agriculture: An Important Part of Canada's Future, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 4 Feb 2000, 274-[284  The continuing and growing crisis in agriculture and agricultural income. Asking for fair and equitable treatment in a very unfair and inequitable economic environment. Some dollars regarding farm income. Reasons for the decline. The problem clearly stated and defined. Consequences of the ice...
All the Things You Want to Know about the Communications Revolution 
Text  Stephenson, Carol, All the Things You Want to Know about the Communications Revolution, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 10 Feb 2000, 285-296  Some telecommunication statistics from around the world during the past hour. The communications revolution underway, but only just begun. Some of the things we'll be able to do as a result of the communications revolution and the technology that will make these development possible. An exemplary...
The Advantages of the Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating System 
Text  Witts, Simon, The Advantages of the Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating System, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 17 Feb 2000, 297-302  Looking back at past predictions. The sustainable value of a technology. Substantial long-term sustained benefit from the new digital economy on the web. What senior business leaders need to do. The experience at Microsoft. How Windows 2000 can help in the digital economy to web-enable business....
Creating Canada's Culture of Innovation: From Cradle to Career 
Text  Manley, The Hon. John, Creating Canada's Culture of Innovation: From Cradle to Career, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 2 Mar 2000, 303-312  Reference to two past speeches. Three issues to be addressed: Productivity, Knowledge, and Innovation. The four themes in this year's budget speaking directory to the concerns Canadians have about health care, children, innovation and tax reduction. The Canadian economy. The world economy changing...
Think Big 
Text  Manning, Preston, Think Big, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 9 Mar 2000, 313-320  The job of the Official Opposition. A challenge to support the Canadian Alliance. Common goals and desires of Canadians. Political obstacles that prevent the achievement of these goals and aspirations. The situation in Canada where the minority leads the majority. The common-sense advice to think...
Prevention and Treatment of Strokes 
Text  Silver, Dr. Frank, Prevention and Treatment of Strokes, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 23 Mar 2000, 321-328  An anecdote revealing that in 1945, when Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin met to determine the boundaries of the New World, each of them was suffering from high blood pressure. All of them died from stroke, and at the time of their deaths, no medical treatment could have saved them. How times have...
Governing in the 21st Century: the Mike Harris Government and Lessons from Ontario 
Text  Clement, The Hon. Tony, Governing in the 21st Century: the Mike Harris Government and Lessons from Ontario, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 30 Mar 2000, 329-343  Headings used in this speech: Introduction; Changes Due to Common Sense Revolution; Future Policy Challenges; Reducing Role of Government; Increasing Choices for Individuals; Choices in Education; Choices in Health Care; Choices in the Environment; Role of Direct Democracy; Conclusion....
Free Enterprise 
Text  Hill, C. Bruce Esquire, Free Enterprise, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 1 Apr 1948, 327-335  The threat to the existence of Free Enterprise in the Dominion of Canada. Socialism as a threat to Canada, not only to the existence of Free Enterprise, but to the standard of living of every Canadian. A dismissal of Communism with a few words, so as not to confuse it with the issue at hand. The...
Abolishing the Arctic 
Text  Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, Abolishing the Arctic, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 25 Oct 1928, 225-234  ... that you have to clear your way between the trees with a hatchet as you walk. Do you think it is any real advantage to Ontario that the Northwest Territories shall be so misrepresented in your text books ? As late as ten years ago, every series of school geographies in common use in the United States...
Pages from the Notebook of an Ottawa Correspondent 
Text  MacLeod, Norman M., Pages from the Notebook of an Ottawa Correspondent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 29 Jan 1942, 238-249  Many personal anecdotes including sharing New Year's Eve with Mr. Churchill on a train. Other reminiscences, including the royal tour of Their Majesties, the King and Queen, in Canada a year or two ago. A story relating to the era after the Drury Government was defeated in Ontario and the great...
The Political Situation in India 
Text  King, Principal R.A., The Political Situation in India, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 20 Dec 1922, 340-355  The complicated situation in India today. One or two outstanding features which the speaker will address, in order that the audience can have some kind of a background from which to size up what information does come to them. A look back as far as 1885, in order to speak about the political...
Conditions in India Today 
Text  Wadia, Bahman Pestonji, Conditions in India Today, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 9 Mar 1922, 68-82  Greetings from the ancient civilization and land of India. The present condition in India giving serious cause for thought to all who have the interests of that country at heart. Two great epochs which have marked, in recent times, the political development of the country: one which opened with...
Christmas Meeting 
Text  The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 14 Dec 1961, 106-107  Christmas Meeting with music by the Toronto Men Teachers' Choir.
The Supreme Appeal 
Text  Smith, The Right Rev. John Taylor, The Supreme Appeal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 10 Nov 1927, 192-204  ... piece of brown paper a text which he put up on the mess right opposite where I would be sitting, and of course I saw it, and I didn't see it too. (Laughter). I made no comments. And the text was this: " We are all from the same mould, but some are mouldier than others." (Laughter). So...
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