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Pages from the Notebook of an Ottawa Correspondent 
Text  MacLeod, Norman M., Pages from the Notebook of an Ottawa Correspondent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 29 Jan 1942, 238-249  Many personal anecdotes including sharing New Year's Eve with Mr. Churchill on a train. Other reminiscences, including the royal tour of Their Majesties, the King and Queen, in Canada a year or two ago. A story relating to the era after the Drury Government was defeated in Ontario and the great...
Tennis in the Empire 
Text  Perry, Fred, Tennis in the Empire, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 22 Apr 1937, 346-361  Tennis in the Empire. Amateur tennis players as players who have a good time. Professional tennis players as business men who also have a good time. Working hours for a professional tennis player. Some impressions of the speaker's career as an amateur with many personal anecdotes and details of...
The Continuing Controversy on Abortion 
Text  Morgentaler, Dr. Henry, The Continuing Controversy on Abortion, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 12 Apr 1990, 296-306  An expression of surprise that the debate about abortion is still raging in Canada with "such passion and vigour." The clash of two opposing philosophies of life. How the abortion debate has made a positive contribution to the changing of public perceptions about the rights of women to...
Remembering the Battle of the Atlantic 
Text  Hennessey, Vice-Admiral Ralph, Remembering the Battle of the Atlantic, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 11 Nov 1993, 188-196  Vice-Admiral Hennessey shares memories of the Battle of the Atlantic and his participation in it. 1993 was chosen as the 50th anniversary since May, 1943 proved to be a turning of the tide in the battle. Stories of German U-boats and the men of the Merchant Marine.
Lillehammer '94--The Importance of the Olympics to Canada 
Text  Read, Ken, Lillehammer '94--The Importance of the Olympics to Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 20 Jan 1994, 266-277  Personal experiences as a skiier, and as a Canadian. What the Lillehammer Olympics mean to Canadians. The "Crazy Canuck" - what that used to mean and how the term evolved. Canadian athletic success. The decline of Canadian sports programmes. Solutions.
Wife Of … An Irreverent Account of Life in Washington 
Text  Gotlieb, Sondra, Wife Of … An Irreverent Account of Life in Washington, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 31 Oct 1985, 100-108  Amusing anecodtes and reminiscences of the speaker, in her role as wife of Canada's Ambassador to the United States. Autobiographical.
Hollywood and the Movies 
Text  Yost, Elwy, Hollywood and the Movies, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 29 Apr 1982, 421-440  Autobiographical. Personal reminiscenses and anecdotes, including Hollywood personalities.
A Look At America 
Text  Medina, His Honour Judge Harold R., A Look At America, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 13 Mar 1958, 241-262  The story of the Communist Trial and the aftermath. The speaker's involvement from the Fall of 1948 when he was a new Judge, and was assigned to try the case of the Communists. Personal reminiscences and experience. Delegations. His schedule. Protection provided. Two or three concrete instances of...
Reflections of an International Musician 
Text  Hardy, Hagood, Reflections of an International Musician, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 2 Feb 1989, 213-222  Some introductory remarks about the similarities in lifestyle between the speaker and the audience. Autobiographical anecdotes. Some comments on encouraging musical ability. Government policy towards the Arts, especially in light of free trade. Some remarks on Canadian culture: too many...
The Changing Scene 
Text  Charlesworth, Hector, The Changing Scene, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 20 Oct 1932, 250-261  The speaker's earliest recollections of the City of Toronto. The city today once divided into a large number of small municipalities. Personal anecdotes of the speaker's background, his training as an accountant, and how he became a newspaper man. The amazing change in the national wealth of...
The Land Speed Record 
Text  Eyston, Captain George E.T., The Land Speed Record, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 29 Sep 1938, 30-40  The Land Speed Record: a test of man and machine. The international rule governing this blue ribbon of records: the two runs have to be made in opposite directions and both of these runs have to be accomplished within a space of sixty minutes. The current record, along with some statistics about...
The Dangers and Opportunities in 1988 
Text  Godfrey, John, The Dangers and Opportunities in 1988, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 4 Feb 1988, 222-228  Dangers and opportunities described by the speaker as his own. Day one of the new "Financial Post" and other memories and anecdotes related to the publication and its operation.
An Address by Mr. Walter Huston 
Text  Huston, Walter, An Address by Mr. Walter Huston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 25 Apr 1935, 361-373  The speaker's personal reminiscences, interspersed with many anecdotes pertaining to vaudeville. Memories from the speaker's childhood. Mr. Huston's family. Some words about Miss May Irwin, one of the Canadians who was a great help to the speaker during his vaudeville experience. Stories about...
Standing Firm 
Text  Quayle, Dan, Standing Firm, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 9 Jun 1994, 343-358  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Fraser Institute. An address and question period. A review and discussion of the speaker's book, "Standing Firm." The speaker's objective and unbiased viewpoint of the current administration in the United States. Something about the Republican...
An Address by Sir Malcolm Campbell 
Text  Campbell, Sir Malcolm, An Address by Sir Malcolm Campbell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 28 Feb 1933, 97-107  Reference to the speaker's previous address one year ago. Beginning to see the light of day. Work that has been done over the past 12 months. The importance of inter-Empire trade. Some personal anecdotes from the speaker about his car and about his experiences recently down in Florida. Some words...
A Journey Into Myself 
Text  Waite, Terry, A Journey Into Myself, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 24 Apr 1995, 3-16  The theme of a journey. The journey that caused the speaker to be involved with hostages and with that particular form of terrorism. Captivity from the speaker's own experience of being in solitary confinement and having to take a very different form of journey into one's self, into the interior....
Closer to the Sun 
Text  Drabinsky, Garth, Closer to the Sun, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 Mar 1995, 65-83  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. Personal reminiscences. Readings from the speaker's book "that will provide some insight into my life and career in the motion picture industry and the world of commercial live theatre." Context provided in between the...
Some Reminiscences of 1935-45 
Text  Crerar, General H.D.G., Some Reminiscences of 1935-45, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 24 Nov 1949, 106-115  A few personal experiences of the Second Great War. Telling a few tales without breach of faith and confidentiality. The speaker's arrival in the United Kingdom on October 28, 1939, to act as Military Advisor to the then Minister of Mines and Resources, the Honourable T.A. Crerar, who was to...
How I Became an Overnight Success in Seventy-Five Years 
Text  Mirvish, Ed, How I Became an Overnight Success in Seventy-Five Years, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 28 Jun 1989, 11-21  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Canada Day Celebration. First, a Canada Day Message from Lieutenant Governor Lincoln M. Alexander. Mr. Mirvish's personal accolades to Canada and what the country has done for him and his family. Personal...
The War in the Far East 
Text  Wassell, Commander Corydon M., The War in the Far East, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 21 Nov 1944, 133-147  Personal opinions, anecdotes, and reminiscences of the speaker. Some topics covered include manufacturing, the motion picture industry, the English, the speaker's assignment in the Far East.
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