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  • America, Britain and Canada—The "A B C" of Destiny
    Text  Feinberg, Rabbi Abraham L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 8 Jan 1953, 147-157     A characteristic of Canadian life: the merger of two forces, by compromise and balance. The contract between the Catholic, French, Latin culture of Quebec, and the Protestant, British, Anglo-Saxon culture which dominates the rest of Canada. A union of convenience; progress in mutual understanding. A second merger in that of ...
    Text  Feinberg, Rabbi Abraham L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 8 Jan 1953, 147-157   A characteristic of Canadian life: the merger of two forces, by compromise and balance. The contract between the Catholic, French, Latin culture of Quebec, and the Protestant, British, Anglo-Saxon culture ...
  • The Anxious Years: Politics in the Age of Mulroney and Chrétien
    Text  Simpson, Jeffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 31 Oct 1996, 171-183     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. 1973 as the start of what the speaker has called in his book "The Anxious Years," a collection of columns that deals with the Mulroney and Chrétien years and which tries to suggest in various ...
    Text  Simpson, Jeffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 31 Oct 1996, 171-183   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. 1973 as the start of what the speaker has called in his book "The Anxious ...
  • Between Friends—Maintaining Confidence Canada/U.S.A. Style
    Text  Collister, Ron, Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 18 Nov 1976, 99-109     The personal views of Mr. Collister concerning various situations in Canada. The issue of Quebec separation and the role the United States might play. Lack of investment in Canada from the U.S. The need for new economic policies to help Quebec and all the provinces. The need for additional benefits ...
    Text  Collister, Ron, Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 18 Nov 1976, 99-109   The personal views of Mr. Collister concerning various situations in Canada. The issue of Quebec separation and the role the United States might play. Lack of investment in Canada from ...
  • The Building of a Nation
    Text  Thorson, J.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 10 Feb 1927, 18-28     Building a nation in this new land of Canada. Charged with a great responsibility with two functions to perform: as architects to draw the plans for a noble edifice, and as builders to carry out those plans in order that our building may endure. Using the materials at hand. Materials ...
    Text  Thorson, J.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 10 Feb 1927, 18-28   Building a nation in this new land of Canada. Charged with a great responsibility with two functions to perform: as architects to draw the plans for a noble edifice, and ...
  • Canada 1999--One Canadian's Perspective
    Text  Hnatyshyn, The Rt. Hon. Ramon J., 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. Recalling some world events with the speaker ...
    Text  Hnatyshyn, The Rt. Hon. Ramon J., 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 ...
  • Canada and the Empire
    Text  Tucker, Rev. Canon L. Norman, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 12 Jan 1911, 149-158     The speaker's supposition that the great mass of the Canadian people are satisfied that Canada should remain an integral portion of the British Empire, and why that might be so. Canada today as a young nation, one of a family of nations within the bounds of the British Empire. Canada's ...
    Text  Tucker, Rev. Canon L. Norman, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 12 Jan 1911, 149-158   The speaker's supposition that the great mass of the Canadian people are satisfied that Canada should remain an integral portion of the British Empire, and why that might be so. ...
  • Canada Finds Her Voice
    Text  Stringer, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 14 Apr 1949, 316-326     Some words about Canadians from the speaker, and others. A discussion of Canadians, how we feel about ourselves, how others see us. Canadian literature. Canadian poetry. The time for a change in Canada. The change that is taking place. Canada finding her voice. An illustrative anecdote. The current changed status ...
    Text  Stringer, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 14 Apr 1949, 316-326   Some words about Canadians from the speaker, and others. A discussion of Canadians, how we feel about ourselves, how others see us. Canadian literature. Canadian poetry. The time for a ...
  • Canada's Place in World Affairs
    Text  McGeer, G.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 3 Feb 1938, 216-226     Canada's place in the world today of little real consequence unless we, as Canadians, can show something of the unity of spirit that is essential to Canadian peace and to Canadian progress and prosperity. Putting our problems into historical perspective. The record of achievement of the builders of this Dominion ...
    Text  McGeer, G.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 3 Feb 1938, 216-226   Canada's place in the world today of little real consequence unless we, as Canadians, can show something of the unity of spirit that is essential to Canadian peace and to ...
  • Canadian -American Relations
    Text  McCutcheon, Senator the Honourable M. Wallace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 12 Nov 1964, 74-84     Canada's obsession with threatened American domination, cultural, political, economic: an explanation or an excuse? An exploration of this issue. Points to bear in mind about Canada's proximity to the United States: some realities. The misconceptions of the question of Canadian-American economic relations. Putting the situation in perspective. What we share. ...
    Text  McCutcheon, Senator the Honourable M. Wallace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 12 Nov 1964, 74-84   Canada's obsession with threatened American domination, cultural, political, economic: an explanation or an excuse? An exploration of this issue. Points to bear in mind about Canada's proximity to the United ...
  • Canadian Assimilation
    Text  Harper, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 12 Dec 1913, 93-107     A discussion of this issue of Canadian assimilation along the lines of a geometrical proposition. What this question of Canadian assimilation means at its basis; forming an enunciation. Then, the axioms of postulates or self-evident truths there are to guide us in our investigation, of which there are three: Canada ...
    Text  Harper, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 12 Dec 1913, 93-107   A discussion of this issue of Canadian assimilation along the lines of a geometrical proposition. What this question of Canadian assimilation means at its basis; forming an enunciation. Then, the ...
  • Canadian Clubs and Canadian Problems
    Text  McCullough, Charles R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 10 Mar 1911, 218-223     A time when there seemed to be room for ignorance in regard to the possibilities of Canada. Much to learn from the accomplishments of the U.E. Loyalists who founded this great land. Now the time for Canada to demand that her sons, who have read her history, should learn to ...
    Text  McCullough, Charles R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 10 Mar 1911, 218-223   A time when there seemed to be room for ignorance in regard to the possibilities of Canada. Much to learn from the accomplishments of the U.E. Loyalists who founded this ...
  • Canadian Patriotism
    Text  Osborne, Henry C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 30 Mar 1905, 268-276     The subject of patriotism in general and, more particularly, Canadian patriotism. Ways in which patriotism is distinctly a product of geographical conditions, and how it is developed. Love of race, or loyalty as another quality which is closely related to patriotism. Patriotism as the conjunction of these two qualities. The ...
    Text  Osborne, Henry C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 30 Mar 1905, 268-276   The subject of patriotism in general and, more particularly, Canadian patriotism. Ways in which patriotism is distinctly a product of geographical conditions, and how it is developed. Love of race, ...
  • The Canadian Revolution
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 30 Nov 1995, 259-272     The Canadian revolution. The speaker's review of his book of the same title. A revolution as a shift in values of the society that has undergone a revolution. The speaker's thesis is that this has happened to Canadian values: a shift from deference to defiance, from deference to authority, to ...
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 30 Nov 1995, 259-272   The Canadian revolution. The speaker's review of his book of the same title. A revolution as a shift in values of the society that has undergone a revolution. The speaker's ...
  • Canadian Sentiment Before and After Confederation
    Text  Sulte, Benjamin, 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. Other provinces coming in: British Columbia, Prince ...
    Text  Sulte, Benjamin, 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 ...
  • Canadian Unity
    Text  Pearson, The Right Honourable Lester B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 15 Oct 1964, 35-46     The need to have institutions and procedures and symbols to emphasize our Canadian status, our separate identity as a nation. The traditional and the national factors in Canada's development. A few observations about the recent visit of the Queen to Canada. Some threats associated with that visit and how that ...
    Text  Pearson, The Right Honourable Lester B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 15 Oct 1964, 35-46   The need to have institutions and procedures and symbols to emphasize our Canadian status, our separate identity as a nation. The traditional and the national factors in Canada's development. A ...
  • The Challenge We Face
    Text  Fleming, Donald M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 4 Apr 1946, 323-339     The challenge that Canada and Canadians face. The need for a national vision if we hope to progress as a nation. The need to discern the challenge and to recognize the fact that we have been challenged by Destiny. The element of choice. The need for a sense of our ...
    Text  Fleming, Donald M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 4 Apr 1946, 323-339   The challenge that Canada and Canadians face. The need for a national vision if we hope to progress as a nation. The need to discern the challenge and to recognize ...
  • Cobwebs
    Text  Fisher, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 2 Oct 1947, 29-42     The new frontiers of science and the mind. The worst cobweb of resistance to change. The genius to know how to strike the balance: what to preserve and what to cast aside. The need for a new approach. Thinking of a world community. The promise of the Dominion of Canada. ...
    Text  Fisher, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 2 Oct 1947, 29-42   The new frontiers of science and the mind. The worst cobweb of resistance to change. The genius to know how to strike the balance: what to preserve and what to ...
  • The Coming Defeat of Canadian Nationalism
    Text  Creighton, Dr. Donald C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 16 Nov 1970, 116-129     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Defining the limits of the gloom of the speaker's title: "The Coming Defeat of Canadian Nationalism." A broad-ranging discussion of Canada and Canadian nationalism. Just some of the topics touched on include the following: A ...
    Text  Creighton, Dr. Donald C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 16 Nov 1970, 116-129   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Defining the limits of the gloom of the speaker's title: "The Coming Defeat of Canadian ...
  • The Conquest of National Fear
    Text  Currie, General Sir Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 19 Mar 1925, 141-153     Some sure and tested tricks or methods of overcoming fear in the individual or in the group. Speaking not of war but of peace. Speaking not of Europe but of Canada. The irony that one should have to plead for the conquest of fear in days of quiet, when it ...
    Text  Currie, General Sir Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 19 Mar 1925, 141-153   Some sure and tested tricks or methods of overcoming fear in the individual or in the group. Speaking not of war but of peace. Speaking not of Europe but of ...
  • Conscience As A National Asset
    Text  Wallace, Rev. Dr. O.C.S., 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 ...
    Text  Wallace, Rev. Dr. O.C.S., 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 ...
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