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  • An Address by Dag Hammarskjold
    Text  Hammarskjold, Dag, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 25 Feb 1954, 220-229     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada with The United Nations Association of Canada (Toronto Branch). Hearing from Canada the voice of reason and enlightenment, rejecting the extremes of partisanship, seeking patiently the common ground for men of good will, yet always standing firm upon the basic principles ...
    Text  Hammarskjold, Dag, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 25 Feb 1954, 220-229   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada with The United Nations Association of Canada (Toronto Branch). Hearing from Canada the voice of reason and enlightenment, rejecting the extremes ...
  • An Address By His Excellency, Viscount Alexander of Tunis
    Text  Alexander of Tunis, His Excellency, Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 3 Oct 1946, 8-14     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's travels across Canada over the last six months. The basic industries he has visited. Being impressed by the mechanical efficiency by which Canada deals with the rich resources of the country and by ...
    Text  Alexander of Tunis, His Excellency, Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 3 Oct 1946, 8-14   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's travels across Canada over the last six months. The basic industries he has ...
  • An Address By Major Right Honourable Anthony Eden
    Text  Major Right Honourable Anthony Eden, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 27 Jun 1946, 1-7     Some of the speaker's memories and feelings of Canada, and the part played by Canada and the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy throughout the war years. Canada's position as interpreter in the modern world, especially given the knowledge of the United States and of the United Kingdom. ...
    Text  Major Right Honourable Anthony Eden, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 27 Jun 1946, 1-7   Some of the speaker's memories and feelings of Canada, and the part played by Canada and the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy throughout the war years. Canada's ...
  • Canada—A World Partner
    Text  Martin, the Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 24 Feb 1955, 205-212     The beginning, tomorrow, in London, of a meeting of five men representing five nations on a matter vitally affecting the peace of the world, the question of disarmament. The urgency of the need for solving the problems that harass the world. The choice before us of destruction or the dawning ...
    Text  Martin, the Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 24 Feb 1955, 205-212   The beginning, tomorrow, in London, of a meeting of five men representing five nations on a matter vitally affecting the peace of the world, the question of disarmament. The urgency ...
  • Canada's Actions Against Landmines
    Text  Axworthy, The Hon. Lloyd, 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 governments reflected in the ...
    Text  Axworthy, The Hon. Lloyd, 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 ...
  • Canada's International Commitments
    Text  Pearkes, The Honourable G.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 27 Feb 1958, 219-230     Reference to the speaker's last address 12 years ago when Canada was just emerging from the Second World War and had just signed the United Nations Charter. The hope at that time that we were about to enter a period of peace and economic reconstruction and development. Events during the ...
    Text  Pearkes, The Honourable G.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 27 Feb 1958, 219-230   Reference to the speaker's last address 12 years ago when Canada was just emerging from the Second World War and had just signed the United Nations Charter. The hope at ...
  • Canada's Special Role at the United Nations
    Text  MacDonald, The Hon. David S.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 23 Jan 1986, 211-222     Seeing the history of the whole human community being forged in the context of the United Nations. The 40th anniversary of the United Nations. Profound repercussions in our lifetime, and the lifetime of those who come after, of activities of the United Nations. Why this is so, and how Canada ...
    Text  MacDonald, The Hon. David S.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 23 Jan 1986, 211-222   Seeing the history of the whole human community being forged in the context of the United Nations. The 40th anniversary of the United Nations. Profound repercussions in our lifetime, and ...
  • The Commonwealth at the U.N.
    Text  Tweedsmuir, Lady, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 17 Nov 1960, 94-103     Some of the speaker's impressions of an Assembly described by the Prime Minister as "this extraordinary and dramatic assembly." Some milestones for this Assembly of the United Nations. A review of the voting strength of the Commonwealth. A discussion of the United Nations achievements, and difficulties. Comments on Mr. Khrushchev's ...
    Text  Tweedsmuir, Lady, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 17 Nov 1960, 94-103   Some of the speaker's impressions of an Assembly described by the Prime Minister as "this extraordinary and dramatic assembly." Some milestones for this Assembly of the United Nations. A review ...
  • Difficulties of the United Nations in Maintaining Peace
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 2 Apr 1964, 320-327     United Nations peace-keeping operations in Cyprus. Reference to Mr. Adlai Stevenson's remarks on the era of "limited peace"; his penetrating questions about what can and must be done to ensure that the nations pursue the path of peaceful settlement of disputes. The all-important attitude of states toward war. A threat ...
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 2 Apr 1964, 320-327   United Nations peace-keeping operations in Cyprus. Reference to Mr. Adlai Stevenson's remarks on the era of "limited peace"; his penetrating questions about what can and must be done to ensure ...
  • Gains and Losses in the Cold War
    Text  Fraser, Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 20 Oct 1960, 33-44     The speaker begins by stating four main points of the "current orthodoxy of North American and Western position in the world." Briefly, they are: Western prestige has never been higher and Soviet prestige and influence never lower; one proof of this is that in the fifteen years of its existence ...
    Text  Fraser, Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 20 Oct 1960, 33-44   The speaker begins by stating four main points of the "current orthodoxy of North American and Western position in the world." Briefly, they are: Western prestige has never been higher ...
  • Historic, Economic and Social Development in New Zealand
    Text  Thorn, The Hon. James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 6 Nov 1947, 93-102     An event in New Zealand's history which associates with the people of Canada. Edward Gibbon Wakefield's role as a staff member for the Earl of Durham while in Canada after the 1837 rebellion. Wakefield's subsequent role in the New Zealand Land Company, which organized and dispatched from England the first ...
    Text  Thorn, The Hon. James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 6 Nov 1947, 93-102   An event in New Zealand's history which associates with the people of Canada. Edward Gibbon Wakefield's role as a staff member for the Earl of Durham while in Canada after ...
  • The I.L.O. Looks Forward
    Text  Jenks, C. Wilfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 13 Apr 1944, 422-441     The convening next week, in Philadelphia, of the International Labour Organization in its twenty-sixth session, and reaction to that convening. Preparing detailed plans for the action which must be taken immediately victory has been won. The challenge following the victory. A description of the I.L.O. Delegations to the I.L.O. Conference. ...
    Text  Jenks, C. Wilfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 13 Apr 1944, 422-441   The convening next week, in Philadelphia, of the International Labour Organization in its twenty-sixth session, and reaction to that convening. Preparing detailed plans for the action which must be taken ...
  • An International Response to the Human Environment
    Text  Strong, Maurice F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 23 Mar 1972, 327-343     Preparation, events and issues leading up to the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5-16, 1972. Principal issue: global environmental problems. Principal goal to deal with the prospects for enhancing the quality of the human environment. Action Plan for the Human ...
    Text  Strong, Maurice F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 23 Mar 1972, 327-343   Preparation, events and issues leading up to the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5-16, 1972. Principal issue: global environmental problems. ...
  • Is Diplomacy Really Necessary?
    Text  Lynch, Charles B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 24 Oct 1957, 47-59     Speaking both objectively and critically about the United Nations on United Nations Day. Yesterday as the first anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Budapest. What the Russians did, and what the U.N. did not do, with regard to Hungary a year ago. Russia's influence at the U.N. The end ...
    Text  Lynch, Charles B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 24 Oct 1957, 47-59   Speaking both objectively and critically about the United Nations on United Nations Day. Yesterday as the first anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Budapest. What the Russians did, and ...
  • Law and Survival
    Text  Douglas, Justice W.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 10 Mar 1966, 254-264     Concern over the dangers of nuclear war. The problem of the prevention of war, or if war starts, the prevention of escalation. How and why the risk of nuclear war increases with the passing of the years. Consequences of the Cold War in terms of dealing with basic world problems. ...
    Text  Douglas, Justice W.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 10 Mar 1966, 254-264   Concern over the dangers of nuclear war. The problem of the prevention of war, or if war starts, the prevention of escalation. How and why the risk of nuclear war ...
  • Let's Return to Diplomacy
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 29 Nov 1951, 110-120     "Trouble always begins with rudeness and insults." The discarding of the art of diplomacy and the necessity to return to it if we want to prevent the hysterical way we are quarreling publicly about peace to turn into a shooting war. The speaker's belief that the United Nations Organisation does ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 29 Nov 1951, 110-120   "Trouble always begins with rudeness and insults." The discarding of the art of diplomacy and the necessity to return to it if we want to prevent the hysterical way we ...
  • Looking Forward to the Postwar World
    Text  Atherton, The Honourable Ray, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 1 Feb 1945, 256-265     International security and the principles of postwar world organization. The Dumbarton Oaks proposals. Remembering the principles of the Moscow Declaration. The wording of that document. Looking back to the beginnings of the North American federal systems to find nearly all the problems now causing dismay in connection with the prospects ...
    Text  Atherton, The Honourable Ray, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 1 Feb 1945, 256-265   International security and the principles of postwar world organization. The Dumbarton Oaks proposals. Remembering the principles of the Moscow Declaration. The wording of that document. Looking back to the beginnings ...
  • Multilateralism as the Response to Contemporary Challenges
    Text  Vike-Freiberga, H.D. Dr. Vaira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 21 Sep 2006, 1-12     Some personal history, as well as some history of Latvia. The League of Nations and Latvia. Latvia and the second World War. Soviet occupation. Canada as the first of the G-7 countries to resume diplomatic relations with Latvia 15 years ago. The transformation of Latvia. Latvia as a member of ...
    Text  Vike-Freiberga, H.D. Dr. Vaira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 21 Sep 2006, 1-12   Some personal history, as well as some history of Latvia. The League of Nations and Latvia. Latvia and the second World War. Soviet occupation. Canada as the first of the ...
  • The New Face of the United Nations
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 6 Oct 1960, 9-23     The importance and inevitability of the United Nations as established by events of the last year, particularly in the Congo and now in the current Fifteenth Assembly of the United Nations, to maintain order in the world, and as represented in the collective conscience of mankind. An examination of the ...
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 6 Oct 1960, 9-23   The importance and inevitability of the United Nations as established by events of the last year, particularly in the Congo and now in the current Fifteenth Assembly of the United ...
  • Palestine As A U.N. Responsibility
    Text  Stewart, Dr. Herbert Leslie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 15 Apr 1948, 354-363     The importance of the settlement of the Palestinian problem for us all. A discussion of the relation of Palestine to the project called The United Nations. What must happen to the UNO if it fails to solve this difficulty. The purpose of the UNO. The issue of the failures of ...
    Text  Stewart, Dr. Herbert Leslie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 15 Apr 1948, 354-363   The importance of the settlement of the Palestinian problem for us all. A discussion of the relation of Palestine to the project called The United Nations. What must happen to ...
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