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Subject:  Canada - Politics and government  Year:  [1984, [1948, [1990, [1939, [1989, [1950, [1990, 1990]]]]]]]  Sort by:  Relevance
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The Handwriting On Parliament's Wall 
Text  MacLeod, Norman M., The Handwriting On Parliament's Wall, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 21 Apr 1938, 357-375  The Handwriting on Parliament's Wall as the topic of address, with the obvious inference that all is not well with Parliament. The speaker's contention that the democratic National legislature of this Dominion, which is the House of Commons, is undergoing and has been undergoing for some time a...
Tax! Tax! Tax!--The Canadian Tax Scene 
Text  La Brie, F. Eugene, Tax! Tax! Tax!--The Canadian Tax Scene, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 7 Dec 1967, 203-224  The speaker's point of view on matters of taxation in Canada together with his reasons for adoption of that point of view. The report of the Carter Royal Commission on Taxation. A concern that the breadth of the commissioners' actual investigation was still insufficient to justify the...
What's Good for the West 
Text  Fraser, John F., What's Good for the West, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 14 Apr 1988, 326-337  Some remarks on free trade. A brief overview of the current economic situation in the western provinces. The outcome of the next federal election. The speaker's impression of the broader, more fundamental issues concerning the West today, and their implication for the future of Canada. Growth in...
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.
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...
New Directions and New Choices for Canada 
Text  Charest, The Honourable Jean, New Directions and New Choices for Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 10 Apr 1997, 521-533  The upcoming election about who has a new vision for the future of Canada and a plan to take us there; about choices and the new approaches we need to take as a nation to secure a successful and prosperous future in the new global economy; about restoring a national government with the creativity...
What Is A Canadian Citizen? 
Text  Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, What Is A Canadian Citizen?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 25 Apr 1929, 168-188  Historical background to the way in which a Canadian Citizen is a "subject." How this meaning of "subject" helped the King of England to unify the Island under one Crown. "Canadian Citizen" as a convenient term for a British subject who makes his home in Canada, whether he is born or naturalized...
Canada 1986: New Realities 
Text  Drouin, Marie-Josée, Canada 1986: New Realities, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 13 Feb 1986, 248-263  An address focussing on broad economic and social trends, or on the "political economy." The need for Canadians to understand choices to be made, and the opinions underlying these choices, with regard to fiscal policy, social policy, and trade policy. Making correct choices dependant on the shared...
National Unity 
Text  Mulroney, The Rt. Hon. Brian, National Unity, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 25 Oct 1991, 178-190  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Constitutional choices to be made. Constitutional proposals put forward recently by the Government of Canada with a focus on priorities necessary to maintain economic prosperity. The federal government's approach to...
Energy and a Sense of Balance 
Text  Edge, C. Geoffrey, Energy and a Sense of Balance, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 15 Oct 1981, 36-57  A review of Canada's wealth of natural resources, similar to other parts of North and South America. Canada's difference lies in its political institutions and how they were developed, and the speaker outlines briefly and historically what those institutions are. The peaceful and constructive...
Challenge of a Multi-party Parliament--Assessing the Impact on Business 
Text  Hartt, Stanley H., Challenge of a Multi-party Parliament--Assessing the Impact on Business, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 25 Nov 1993, 205-221  A view of why the Liberals won the election, and why the Conservatives did not. A personal analysis of the electoral results. The challenges faced by Canadians: economic and constitutional. How the new government can make a difference. The unity challenge. The consequences of Meech Lake. The need...
Canada--Whither? 
Text  Diefenbaker, The Rt. Hon. John G., Canada--Whither?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 28 Mar 1968, 386-395  Some personal views and beliefs, indicative of the speaker's general philosophy. Some conclusions of the recent Federal-Provincial Conference. Some of the principles being advocated. Some of the speaker's views on other questions of constitutional amendment. A summation of the feelings, trends,...
We Cannot Ignore the Past When Charting a Course for the Future 
Text  Bassett, The Hon. John, We Cannot Ignore the Past When Charting a Course for the Future, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 28 Jun 1990, 25-32  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Remembering those who answered the challenge in 1939-40; looking for that spirit of self-sacrifice, that willingness to subjugate personal and regional selfish interests for the common good, that tolerance and...
The Role of the Opposition in Parliament 
Text  Diefenbaker, John G., The Role of the Opposition in Parliament, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 27 Oct 1949, 67-74  "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition" as a necessary part of our British Parliamentary system of government. Origins of the name "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition." The role of the Opposition. Some quotes regarding the function and nature of the Opposition. The speaker's view of the role and purpose of...
The Building of a Nation 
Text  Thorson, J.T., The Building of a Nation, 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 available in...
Quebec Old and New 
Text  Dumoulin, Jacques, Quebec Old and New, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 30 Mar 1944, 392-404  A history of Quebec and its people. The heroes of 1646, 1648 and 1649. Immigration and population of Quebec. The heroic story of capture and recapture, taking and retaking of strategic points. Colonists no longer French who became Canadian. The vigorous, youthful nation of the United States and...
Dinner in Honour of His Excellency, the Right Honourable Roland Michener C.C., C.D., Governor General of Canada 
Text  Michener, The Right Honourable Roland, Dinner in Honour of His Excellency, the Right Honourable Roland Michener C.C., C.D., Governor General of Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 19 Nov 1970, 130-149  Dinner in Honour of His Excellency, the Right Honourable Roland Michener C.C., C.D., Governor General of Canada. Musical programme by The 7th Toronto Regiment Band--Royal Canadian Artillery, Directed by Capt. Geo. MacRae. Pipe Major John Wakefield, C.D., Toronto Scottish Regiment. Toast to the...
Canadian Unity 
Text  Pearson, The Right Honourable Lester B., Canadian Unity, 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...
Proportional Representation 
Text  Humphreys, John H., Proportional Representation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 3 Feb 1916, 62-75  This war giving rise to a spirit of devotion to the welfare of the nation such as has never been known before, lifting the British nation to a higher plane of development. Parliament figuring in all such questions. Criticism of the working of Parliamentary institutions, much of it justified. A...
The Empire, Canada and the Provinces, 1949 
Text  Garson, Honourable Stuart S., The Empire, Canada and the Provinces, 1949, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 19 Jan 1950, 170-182  The role of public opinion in determining the personnel, and to a large extent, the policies of government. The importance of public opinion with respect to the major issues of the day. The major issue of the relationship of the federal and provincial governments to one another, towards our...
Some Aspects of the Public Service 
Text  Hughes, Hon. S.H.S., Some Aspects of the Public Service, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 28 Apr 1960, 302-315  The tradition, development, and progress of Canada's governmental administration. The "development of the administrative side of the Government of England and later of the United Kingdom from the small and purely personal ecclesiastical staffs of the medieval chancellors down through the period...
Challenges We Have Met and Challenges Ahead 
Text  Nankivell, Neville, Challenges We Have Met and Challenges Ahead, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 11 Jan 1990, 148-157  Examples of the crucial turning points in the political and economic life in Canada: positives and problems. Putting the issues in perspective: a review of recent and current events including Meech Lake, high interest rates; the Free Trade agreement. A few facts about the positives, such as net...
What is Wrong with Parliament? 
Text  Newman, Peter C., What is Wrong with Parliament?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 515), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117  Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The sense of aversion that's been expressed to a book written about a living public figure. The uniqueness of that response to Canada. Criticism about the title. The speaker's three reasons for his choice of title. Response to...
Where Canada?--From An Albertan's Point of View 
Text  Lougheed, E.P., Where Canada?--From An Albertan's Point of View, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 17 Mar 1966, 265-275  Where Canada is heading from the point of view of an Albertan. A brief sketch of Alberta, and the Alberta scene today. Then, a detailed response to two questions: What sort of a perspective and outlook has this new Alberta? Where Canada? The response to the second question includes a list of 10...
Let's Make Canada Great Again 
Text  Pocklington, Peter, Let's Make Canada Great Again, 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...
What Should be Done with the Canadian Senate 
Text  Roebuck, The Honourable Arthur and Richardson, B.T., What Should be Done with the Canadian Senate, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 12 Mar 1959, 261-273  An Exchange of Views. Senator Roebuck: The history of the Senate in Canada. The complementary principles of representation by election in the Commons and by appointment in the Senate as fundamental to Canada's Constitution; frequently misunderstood and vastly important to Canada's national life...
What Use is the Commonwealth? 
Text  Leather, Sir Edwin, What Use is the Commonwealth?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 515), 12 Mar 1964, 291-301  A look back at the world 100 years ago. A critical look at the present state of the Commonwealth. The modern Commonwealth as the handiwork of Canadians and how that is so. Making the case that the Commonwealth countries today have little in common but history. The other side of the story: what if...
The Canadian Economy 
Text  Clark, The Honourable Joe, The Canadian Economy, 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...
Dear Mr. Government, Love Me, But Leave Me--Alone 
Text  Eyton, J. Trevor, Dear Mr. Government, Love Me, But Leave Me--Alone, 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...
Unrest in French Canada 
Text  Favreau, the Honourable Guy, Unrest in French Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 515), 5 Mar 1964, 279-290  The current crisis in Canada; deeper in its national significance, and more perturbing in its possibilities, than any in Canada's history. Three basic causes for unrest and dissatisfaction, as expressed by French Canadians collectively. Beliefs of others in French Canada as to the more complex...
The New Face of Government 
Text  Masse, The Hon. Marcel, The New Face of Government, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 16 Feb 1995, 292-302  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. The competence of government as one of the central issues of our time. Some words from Peter Drucker: "The next decades will make unprecedented demands on political courage, political imagination, political innovation,...
A Fresh Start for Canadians 
Text  Manning, Preston, A Fresh Start for Canadians, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 25 Nov 1996, 231-245  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The need for a fresh start for Canada, and how it may be brought about. This address proceeds under the following headings: Historical Precedents; Key Questions; Key Questions for the Leaders of Toronto and Ontario;...
Competing in the Twenty-First Century: Our Challenges 
Text  Beaudoin, Laurent, Competing in the Twenty-First Century: Our Challenges, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 9 Dec 1996, 280-289  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Evidence that the hard work of the last few difficult years has placed our economy on the right track. The question of how we can make sure the economy keeps growing and Canada remains competitive through to the next...
Corruption in Government 
Text  Cameron, Stevie, Corruption in Government, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 17 Nov 1994, 87-100  The Mulroney government as an aberration: a government that surpassed all others in terms of the number of politicians, political aides, organisers and fund-raisers under police investigation. Many were charged; many were convicted. The speaker goes onto describe the Mulroney government as...
The Economy: 1984-1988 
Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Economy: 1984-1988, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 15 Feb 1988, 238-248  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The government's strategy for recovery and agenda for economic renewal set out 3-1/2 years ago when they took office. A review of what that strategy and agenda were. A discussion in response to the question posed by the...
A Nova Scotian View of Confederation 
Text  Stanfield, The Hon. Robert L., A Nova Scotian View of Confederation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 24 Nov 1966, 95-104  The speaker's personal views, not a representation of the traditional attitude of Nova Scotia towards Confederation, nor a representation of the general view in his province. Nova Scotia's traditional reservations about Confederation, with some background. Nova Scotia's viewpoint within...
The Future of the Canadian Establishment 
Text  Newman, Peter C., The Future of the Canadian Establishment, 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...
Business and Government in Relation to our Economy 
Text  Winters, Hon. R.H., Business and Government in Relation to our Economy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 21 Mar 1966, 276-288  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The subject of business and Government, and a few of the speaker's current impressions. The speaker's belief that private enterprise is the economic system best able to provide the standard of living sought by...
Imperial Legacy 
Text  Hughes, The Hon. Mr. Justice S.H.S., Imperial Legacy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 1 Oct 1970, 27-42  A distinction between Toryism and Imperialism in Canada. The Alaska Boundary dispute with the United States, the disappointing settlement achieved by arbitration in 1903, and the relationship of this issue to the formation of the Empire Club. Some results of this dispute and its settlement....
The Anxious Years: Politics in the Age of Mulroney and Chrétien 
Text  Simpson, Jeffrey, The Anxious Years: Politics in the Age of Mulroney and Chrétien, 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 places that the anxiety has...
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