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  • Dear Mr. Government, Love Me, But Leave Me—Alone
    Eyton, J. Trevor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 2 Dec 1982, 127-141     Exploring a few examples of government intervention in our lives where, in the speaker's view, this intervention is either excessive or simply wrong. Canadians' reliance on governments to help them and provide for them, and why this has been so. The massive nature of government participation in the Canadian economy, ...
    Eyton, J. Trevor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 2 Dec 1982, 127-141   Exploring a few examples of government intervention in our lives where, in ...
  • The Future of the Canadian Establishment
    Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 7 Oct 1982, 38-46     A split subject: these 1980s in which we find ourselves, and then speculation on the future of the Canadian Establishment. Shared experiences that form the perception of any decade. A brief historical review of Canada's recent decades and the issues that concern us. The lack of viable political options in ...
    Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 7 Oct 1982, 38-46   A split subject: these 1980s in which we find ourselves, and then ...
  • Backrooms and Boardrooms: Behind Closed Doors
    McQueen, Rod, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 22 Nov 1984, 157-169     "We have traded a government that put us in debt for one that keeps us in the dark." A discussion of this notion, beginning with an exploration of "some of the signals to date" to "see what they mean for our country and for all of us." A capsule history ...
    McQueen, Rod, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 22 Nov 1984, 157-169   "We have traded a government that put us in debt for one ...
  • Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?
    Francis, Diane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 2 Oct 1986, 26-37     The speaker reviews issues addressed in her book, "Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?". She begins with some comparisons between Canada and the United States, and continues with a discussion of power. She follows with a discussion of the fact that 32 families and five conglomerates control about one third of ...
    Francis, Diane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 2 Oct 1986, 26-37   The speaker reviews issues addressed in her book, "Controlling Interest: Who Owns ...
  • The Budget—Rule of Law vs. Rule of Man
    Bulloch, John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 21 Jan 1982, 211-225     The speaker's opinion of the recent federal budget: it is "misguided, incompetent, arbitrary, insular, dogmatic, hasty and tyrannical." How and why the budget is all of those things. An address about why this budget has come to pass; why we have a "government which is neither by, of, nor for ...
    Bulloch, John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 21 Jan 1982, 211-225   The speaker's opinion of the recent federal budget: it is "misguided, incompetent, ...
  • Election 88, 10 Days To Go
    Duffy, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 10 Nov 1988, 113-117     A "Conversation About Canada." Baby Boomers and some of their views. The public's anger about government scandal and corruption. A feeling of helplessness to influence the process of politics and government. The current campaign and some historical context. A question and answer period.
    Duffy, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 10 Nov 1988, 113-117   A "Conversation About Canada." Baby Boomers and some of their views. The ...
  • The Canadian Economy
    Clark, The Honourable Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 1 Oct 1982, 27-37     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some employment figures, and other indicators of Canada's economy today. The speaker's conviction that he and his party are "here to cure Canada's economic problems." Setting things right, first by understanding what has gone wrong. ...
    Clark, The Honourable Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 1 Oct 1982, 27-37   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • Let's Make Canada Great Again
    Pocklington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 4 Nov 1982, 81-91     A critical review of the current Canadian government, its activities and its leader. Suggestions to improve Canada. How to repay the national debt. Commerce. Foreign policy. Advocating that "each individual must be given the chance to develop his own life according to his own desires, according to his own aspirations, ...
    Pocklington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 4 Nov 1982, 81-91   A critical review of the current Canadian government, its activities and its ...
  • The Role of Opposition
    Copps, Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Apr 1988, 338-351     Criticism as the principal function of the Opposition. The role of criticism, and the role of a vigorous Opposition in parliament. Opposition in an historical context. The legitimacy of adversarial politics as recognized by both Diefenbaker and Pearson. A look at the operation of party discipline. The speaker as a ...
    Copps, Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Apr 1988, 338-351   Criticism as the principal function of the Opposition. The role of criticism, ...
  • The Challenge of Canadian Federalism in the 1980s
    Chrétien, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Jan 1980, 177-188     Federalism, oil pricing, and the Tory budget. Critique of some of the present government's policies and strategies. A detailed and historical review of the energy situation. Nationalism vs. Provincialism. What the speaker's political party would do in the future.
    Chrétien, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Jan 1980, 177-188   Federalism, oil pricing, and the Tory budget. Critique of some of the ...
  • Canada after February 18, 1980
    McMurtry, The Honourable Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 6 Mar 1980, 280-292     A troubling mood within Canada, one of weary resignation. A party division in the House of Commons projected into an apparent national schism. Why we can't afford complacency. Complacency as a weapon for the Parti Québeécois. The belief in a future for Canada with Quebec. Rising to the challenge of ...
    McMurtry, The Honourable Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 6 Mar 1980, 280-292   A troubling mood within Canada, one of weary resignation. A party division ...
  • Looking for Trouble
    Worthington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 11 Oct 1984, 61-78     Wide-ranging address with personal anecdotes, reminiscences, opinions, suggestions and comments on a variety of topics germaine to Canada; being a Canadian, Canadian politics and the economy. Some specific topics include the military and National Defence; the Veterans' Allowance scheme; the need for a new economic philosophy; foreign investment; the deficit ...
    Worthington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 11 Oct 1984, 61-78   Wide-ranging address with personal anecdotes, reminiscences, opinions, suggestions and comments on a ...
  • Liberal Viewpoints
    Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 20 Oct 1986, 60-68     A joint meeting held with The Canadian Club of Toronto. Concerns about where the Mulroney Government is leading us. The speaker's agenda for the future of Canada. A critical review of some initiatives of the Mulroney government: tax reform and trade. Turner notes a lack of stability and predictability, rather ...
    Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 20 Oct 1986, 60-68   A joint meeting held with The Canadian Club of Toronto. Concerns about ...
  • Towards a New Business—Government Understanding in Canada
    Roberts, Stanley C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 22 Oct 1981, 58-71     An address to "propose a cease-fire in the ongoing skirmish between government and business … and to call for a new significant joint effort to reopen the dialogue between the private and public sectors in Canada." A "cold war" between government and business beginning in 1975 with some remarks from ...
    Roberts, Stanley C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 22 Oct 1981, 58-71   An address to "propose a cease-fire in the ongoing skirmish between government ...
  • Nationalism and Continentalism
    Hurtig, Mel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 5 Nov 1981, 85-100     A brief historical review of Canada over the last 50 years, especially politically and economically. The growth of foreign ownership. The lack of education about Canada in Canadian schools. Results of the speaker's survey with regard to knowledge about Canada by Canadian students. American culture pervading Canada. Transferring power away ...
    Hurtig, Mel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 5 Nov 1981, 85-100   A brief historical review of Canada over the last 50 years, especially ...
  • Conservatism—Myth and Reality
    Blaikie, Peter M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 10 Dec 1981, 150-169     Three topics: the budget, the economy, the country; spoken of in a personal way. A critical review of the current federal government. The attitudes behind the budget and why we have come in 1981 to that sort of position. Four disturbing elements of the budget. In summary: "a budget which ...
    Blaikie, Peter M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 10 Dec 1981, 150-169   Three topics: the budget, the economy, the country; spoken of in a ...
  • Hanging Together: Canada After Patriation
    Wells, The Honourable Thomas L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 18 Feb 1982, 273-287     The imminent British Parliament bill that will become the constitution of Canada. Canadians' misunderstanding of what the constitution will mean. Clearing up some misconceptions. The beginning of a new era for Canada. The isolation of Quebec, again. The need to continue efforts to keep Quebec as an integral part of ...
    Wells, The Honourable Thomas L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 18 Feb 1982, 273-287   The imminent British Parliament bill that will become the constitution of Canada. ...
  • Why Pay Twice? The Cost of Double Government
    McKeough, W. Darcy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 4 Mar 1982, 301-314     The way the affairs of Canadians are handled or mishandled within an antiquated government structure, and how that structure might be altered by the re-allocation of responsibilities. Problems in responsibilities being shared, or competed over, by two levels of government. An examination of the structure and how that might happen. ...
    McKeough, W. Darcy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 4 Mar 1982, 301-314   The way the affairs of Canadians are handled or mishandled within an ...
  • Principles and Approaches
    Crosbie, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 24 Jan 1985, 255-274     The speaker's address takes place just 120 days into the new Progressive Conservative government of Canada, as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. A brief review of the last 120 days. Response to critics, with examples. Plans from the Justice Department. Intentions to deal with such diverse issues ...
    Crosbie, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 24 Jan 1985, 255-274   The speaker's address takes place just 120 days into the new Progressive ...
  • New Policies for the Eighties
    MacGuigan, The Honourable Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 22 Jan 1981, 196-204     Factors for a nation's survivial: "their understanding of conditions and events in the world beyond their borders; and their flexibility in fashioning their institutions and policies to make survival possible in the world at large." A discussion of the significance of those principles for Canada in the eighties. Suggestions for ...
    MacGuigan, The Honourable Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 22 Jan 1981, 196-204   Factors for a nation's survivial: "their understanding of conditions and events in ...
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