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  • The 77th Year Past President's Dinner
    Text  MacNaughton, John A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 3 Feb 1981, 217-223     Dinner in honour of John A. MacNaughton, Immediate Past President, The Empire Club of Canada. Also, silence in memory of J. Palmer Kent, President, 1962-1963.
    Text  MacNaughton, John A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 3 Feb 1981, 217-223   Dinner in honour of John A. MacNaughton, Immediate Past President, The Empire Club of Canada. Also, silence in memory of J. Palmer Kent, President, 1962-1963.
  • 80th Anniversary Tea
    Text  Legge, Major General Bruce J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 4 Mar 1984, 277-284     Welcoming remarks by the President of the Empire Club of Canada, Douglas L. Derry with a response from the Foundation Chairman, Major General Bruce J. Legge. A short review of the Empire Club's history, beginning in 1903, shortly after the resolution of the Alaska boundary dispute. Toast to the Empire ...
    Text  Legge, Major General Bruce J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 4 Mar 1984, 277-284   Welcoming remarks by the President of the Empire Club of Canada, Douglas L. Derry with a response from the Foundation Chairman, Major General Bruce J. Legge. A short review of ...
  • Across the North Pole
    Text  Weber, Richard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 3 Nov 1988, 102-112     A very vivid and detailed description of the Polar Bridge expedition, in which the speaker took part. This expedition was proposed by the Soviets: a joint Soviet-Canadian ski expedition to form a polar bridge from Siberia to Canada, linking the East and West across the North Pole.
    Text  Weber, Richard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 3 Nov 1988, 102-112   A very vivid and detailed description of the Polar Bridge expedition, in which the speaker took part. This expedition was proposed by the Soviets: a joint Soviet-Canadian ski expedition to ...
  • An Address Presented During the 1984 Canadian General Election
    Text  Mulroney, The Hon. Brian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Aug 1984, 11-26     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A review of earlier campaign speeches and promises. Financial implications of his party's strategy. A critical review of events and activities during the current government's term of office. A look to the future and expectations ...
    Text  Mulroney, The Hon. Brian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Aug 1984, 11-26   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A review of earlier campaign speeches and promises. Financial implications of his party's strategy. A ...
  • An Address Presented During the 1984 Canadian General Election
    Text  Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 30 Aug 1984, 27-43     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An examination and an anlysis of, and possible answers to, the question "Why is it, with a country such as Canada, with limitless resources, boundless opportunities, no horizons, why is it we are not living ...
    Text  Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 30 Aug 1984, 27-43   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An examination and an anlysis of, and possible answers to, the question "Why is it, ...
  • The Alliance and Canada
    Text  Carrington, The Right Hon. The Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 9 Mar 1988, 287-298     Current concerns affecting the NATO alliance and Canada's role in NATO. The INF agreement bringing the first real downturn in the arms buildup and protecting Western security and setting valuable precedents for the future. A new climate of success, new opportunity, and new challenges. Putting events in a wider perspective. ...
    Text  Carrington, The Right Hon. The Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 9 Mar 1988, 287-298   Current concerns affecting the NATO alliance and Canada's role in NATO. The INF agreement bringing the first real downturn in the arms buildup and protecting Western security and setting valuable ...
  • And Now the Good News
    Text  Kerwin, Dr. Larkin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 12 Nov 1981, 101-114     The speaker's belief that Canada's future lies "in a certain kind of beauty." Aesthetics as a response to economics. Science worth pursuing solely as an artistic process. Culture's need for science and technology as well as cellists, poets and sculptors. Both a unique embodiment of truth. Fostering beautiful and stimulating ...
    Text  Kerwin, Dr. Larkin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 12 Nov 1981, 101-114   The speaker's belief that Canada's future lies "in a certain kind of beauty." Aesthetics as a response to economics. Science worth pursuing solely as an artistic process. Culture's need for ...
  • The Authority of Learning
    Text  Frye, Professor Northrop, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 19 Jan 1984, 194-206     "1984" by Orwell and its central thesis. The importance of language. Real learning. What the humanities bring to society. The teaching of language and the structure of language may encourage social change. Authority of science. The authority of literature and the arts. Creativity. Intelligence. Canada's significance in the world. The ...
    Text  Frye, Professor Northrop, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 19 Jan 1984, 194-206   "1984" by Orwell and its central thesis. The importance of language. Real learning. What the humanities bring to society. The teaching of language and the structure of language may encourage ...
  • The Automotive Industry Meets its Biggest Challenge
    Text  Smith, F. Alan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 4 Dec 1980, 145-159     Global markets: a concern, or an opportunity? An opportunity to gain access for Canada to broader, wider and growing markets. How this does and will work in the automotive industry. Social concerns: why Canada should help developing nations. What business can do. A description and history of GM as an ...
    Text  Smith, F. Alan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 4 Dec 1980, 145-159   Global markets: a concern, or an opportunity? An opportunity to gain access for Canada to broader, wider and growing markets. How this does and will work in the automotive industry. ...
  • Backrooms and Boardrooms: Behind Closed Doors
    Text  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 ...
    Text  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 Banff Experience in Fine Arts Education
    Text  Fleck, Paul D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 8 Dec 1983, 151-161     1982—the 50th anniversary of the School of Fine Arts at the Banff Centre. "Artists, Builders, and Dreamers: Fifty Years at The Banff School" by David and Peggy Leighton. "From Bears to Bartok", a film by the National Film Board of Canada. A description of other celebratory events. The Banff Centre's ...
    Text  Fleck, Paul D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 8 Dec 1983, 151-161   1982—the 50th anniversary of the School of Fine Arts at the Banff Centre. "Artists, Builders, and Dreamers: Fifty Years at The Banff School" by David and Peggy Leighton. "From Bears ...
  • Baseball Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Kuhn, Bowie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 20 Nov 1980, 116-132     Some comments on the effects of baseball on society. A brief history of the sport. Ways in which baseball has become a part of our language. Canadian franchises. Baseball's ability to unite geographical areas; to unite people; to refocus social concerns; to change the life of an individual, with anecdotal ...
    Text  Kuhn, Bowie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 20 Nov 1980, 116-132   Some comments on the effects of baseball on society. A brief history of the sport. Ways in which baseball has become a part of our language. Canadian franchises. Baseball's ability ...
  • Beyond Everest
    Text  Hillary, Sir Edmund, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 27 Jan 1983, 196-205     The unknown concept of "conservation" thirty years ago, with lots of evidence strewn over Mount Everest. The speaker's personal experiences and travels since that time. The desperate situation in Nepal and for many similar countries in the Third World. The speaker's belief that the developed countries must accept some degree ...
    Text  Hillary, Sir Edmund, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 27 Jan 1983, 196-205   The unknown concept of "conservation" thirty years ago, with lots of evidence strewn over Mount Everest. The speaker's personal experiences and travels since that time. The desperate situation in Nepal ...
  • Blinkers and Book Burning
    Text  Harshaw, Esther J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 13 Oct 1988, 72-81     Some comments on the general apathy towards education. The lack of profile given to education by the national and regional media. Some data to get attention, and to convince the audience of the importance of paying attention to education, if only for the numbers and dollars alone. The main function ...
    Text  Harshaw, Esther J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 13 Oct 1988, 72-81   Some comments on the general apathy towards education. The lack of profile given to education by the national and regional media. Some data to get attention, and to convince the ...
  • Bravo … Encore! Salute our Ballet, Opera and Symphony
    Text  Jackman, Henry N.R. and Marriner, Sir Neville, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Feb 1987, 250-266     Mr. Jackman begins the address with some personal reminiscences and background for the topic. Remarks about Toronto as a cultural centre and the National Ballet of Canada as an internationally acclaimed organization. The Canadian Opera Company as the fastest growing opera company in the world. A review of the O'Keefe ...
    Text  Jackman, Henry N.R. and Marriner, Sir Neville, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Feb 1987, 250-266   Mr. Jackman begins the address with some personal reminiscences and background for the topic. Remarks about Toronto as a cultural centre and the National Ballet of Canada as an internationally ...
  • Britain: A Force in Today's World
    Text  Day, His Excellency, Sir Derek, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 24 Apr 1986, 402-410     Britain identifying a role for itself in the world, commensurate with its economic potential and drawing upon the still-considerable resources of its people. From whence that role is derived. Aspect of Britain's national and international life where a force and influence is still exerted. Some remarks about military power and ...
    Text  Day, His Excellency, Sir Derek, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 24 Apr 1986, 402-410   Britain identifying a role for itself in the world, commensurate with its economic potential and drawing upon the still-considerable resources of its people. From whence that role is derived. Aspect ...
  • British Columbia: The West Coast Speaks to Central and Eastern Canada
    Text  Vander Zalm, The Honourable William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 21 Jan 1987, 217-228     A joint Dinner with The Canadian Club of Toronto. The mandate given to the speaker's government. Concerns of the voters. Activities of the British Columbia government since that mandate. An assurance that British Columbia wishes to remain part of Canada. The feeling of alienation in the province. The extent of ...
    Text  Vander Zalm, The Honourable William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 21 Jan 1987, 217-228   A joint Dinner with The Canadian Club of Toronto. The mandate given to the speaker's government. Concerns of the voters. Activities of the British Columbia government since that mandate. An ...
  • Budget 1986
    Text  Wilson, Hon. Michael H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 6 Mar 1986, 304-313     A meeting held jointly by The Canadian Club of Toronto and The Empire Club of Canada. A review of the Federal Budget announced one week previous to this address. Phase One of the government's strategy implemented over the past 16 months: spending reductions to halt the increase in the deficit, ...
    Text  Wilson, Hon. Michael H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 6 Mar 1986, 304-313   A meeting held jointly by The Canadian Club of Toronto and The Empire Club of Canada. A review of the Federal Budget announced one week previous to this address. Phase ...
  • The Budget
    Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 8 May 1989, 1-10     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A review of the federal government's recent budget. The problem of Canada's large and growing debt. How this budget will deal with getting that debt under control. How to maintain social and other programs and ...
    Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 8 May 1989, 1-10   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A review of the federal government's recent budget. The problem of Canada's large and growing ...
  • Budget '85
Special Meeting of The Empire Club of Canada
    Text  McDougall, The Hon. Barbara J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 27 May 1985, 1-11     Facing competing pressures between economic and social objectives by a government facing a fiscal agenda. Self-reliance and personal choice as the basis of prosperity and opportunity in a democratic society. Support for Mr. Wilson's 1985 budget. The mandate for change. Tackling the causes, not the symptoms, of Canada's chronic economic ...
    Text  McDougall, The Hon. Barbara J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 27 May 1985, 1-11   Facing competing pressures between economic and social objectives by a government facing a fiscal agenda. Self-reliance and personal choice as the basis of prosperity and opportunity in a democratic society. ...
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