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Canada's Land and Air Forces 
Text  McNaughton, Major-General A.G.L., Canada's Land and Air Forces, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 2 May 1929, 189-199  The part that the Canadian Militia and the Canadian Air Force are playing and will play in the future, in the development of Canada's national life. Some background to the current situation. The lack of development of our armed forces since the armistice. Efforts focused on the League of Nations...
Challenges and Choices 
Text  The Honourable Douglas Young, Challenges and Choices, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 2 Dec 1996, 259-267  Identifying the developments that are likely to shape the challenges for global security in the initial years of the next century. Evidence of geopolitical manoeuvering with the United States, Russia, China and the European Community, among others, re-evaluating their roles in an uncertain world:...
The Need for Canadian Military Preparation 
Text  Crerar, General H.D.G., The Need for Canadian Military Preparation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 25 Apr 1946, 370-381  The dominant need for the maintenance by Canada, now and in the future, of adequate, efficient Armed Forces, and of the means and machinery required for the speedy military mobilization of all the resources of this country, should resort to war again be the only alternative to a shameful...
A Short Review of my Visit to the European Manoeuvres 
Text  Hughes, Col. The Honourable Sam, A Short Review of my Visit to the European Manoeuvres, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 14 Nov 1913, 79-90  The speaker's view of how money had in the past been spent on the militia. Conceiving the idea of establishing the cadet corps on a universal basis throughout the Dominion. Response to the idea, particularly in Quebec. The effect of the drill halls in Canada. Comments on military training....
The Efficiency of the Canadian Militia for Defence 
Text  Otter, Major. Gen. Sir William D., The Efficiency of the Canadian Militia for Defence, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Jan 1914, 110-121  The speaker's personal experience and background with the Canadian Militia over upwards of fifty years. The aim and task of this address to place before the audience this important subject in as clear and lucid a manner as possible, without bias or exaggeration or any reflection upon the many...
Canada's Defence Forces 
Text  Alexander, Brigadier R.O., Canada's Defence Forces, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 20 Apr 1939, 377-392  A picture of Canada's defence forces. Canada's defence forces today consisting of naval, military and air forces functioning separately under their own laws, but controlled and administered under the Minister of National Defence, assisted by a Council, representative of all the services. Some...
Updating Defence Policy 
Text  Collenette, The Hon. David, Updating Defence Policy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 4 Nov 1994, 389-406  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. A month of remembrance in a year of anniversaries. Some personal remembrances by the speaker. Celebrating this week before November 11 as a portion of the debt we owe to the past. How the speaker came to be Minister of...
Canada's Defence Reorganization 
Text  Hellyer, The Honourable Paul T., Canada's Defence Reorganization, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 18 Feb 1965, 217-231  Some of the basic arguments in favour of integration of Canada's armed forces. A brief summary of progress to date. Three steps to take: to bring the past up to the present, i.e., to arrange for the stockpiling of warheads for the weapons systems already acquired for our armed forces; to review...
Greetings and Tributes to Old Comrades in Arms: The Prospect for the Future 
Text  French, Sir John, Greetings and Tributes to Old Comrades in Arms: The Prospect for the Future, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 29 May 1922, 172-180  Some personal background of the speaker, and reminiscences of previous visits to Canada and Toronto. Remembering Sir Frederick Borden, Minister of Militia at the time the speaker knew him. The part played by the soldiers of Canada in the war. Recalling April 26, 1915, Ypres. Personal recollections...
Meeting the Threat at Home and Abroad 
Text  Danson, The Honourable Barnett, Meeting the Threat at Home and Abroad, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 24 Nov 1977, 122-140  Now the largest military buildup in history. The disturbing fact of this buildup. Differences now and in 1938-39. Some numbers. The size of Canada's forces. Details of Canada's forces. A brief overview of the future of our defences. Canada's military priorities. A discussion of non-military...
Action '73--Canadian Maritime Forces--Aircraft, Ships, and Submarines 
Text  MacGillivray, Cdr. D.N., Pickering, Lt.-Col. A., and Wood, Cdr. J.C., Action '73--Canadian Maritime Forces--Aircraft, Ships, and Submarines, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 1 Mar 1973, 261-276  Addresses and audio-visual presentation. Introduction by Lt.-Col. Pickering: Canada is a Maritime nation. Current problems facing Canada. Maritime Command one of six within the Canadian Armed Forces with headquarters in Halifax. Commander McGillivray describes the surface operations. Lt.-Col....
Armed Forces and Détente 
Text  Dextraze, General J.A., Armed Forces and Détente, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 24 Nov 1976, 110-120  The defence of the western way of life with détente in perspective. The requirement to defend democratic institutions in the world today. Why the Western world needs to maintain large, professional Armed Forces. The necessity to spend billions of dollars annually on military personnel and...
The Record of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade 
Text  Seely, The Rt. Honourable J.E.B., The Record of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1921), 4 Oct 1920, 324-343  The very thrilling story of the Canadian Cavalry. How this brigade was formed; some actions that it did. The speaker's command of this brigade. A crisis in the war after a period of training. Canada's knack for being present at almost every crisis. The wicked act by the Germans of the employment...
Condensed Militarism in Canada 
Text  Hunter, Captain A.T., Condensed Militarism in Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 15 Dec 1904, 61-67  The differences between Militia, and Militarism. A few illustrations of Militarism, which is better than defining it. The virus of Militarism in Canada. The two main requisites to prepare any nation for defence: time and money. Dollars spent in Canada on useless military things as dollars stolen...
Canadians in the Imperial Military  Service 
Text  Benson, Lieut.-General F.W., Canadians in the Imperial Military Service, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 6 Apr 1905, 228-233  The career of the very distinguished officer Major-General C.W. Robinson of Toronto who was an example to the speaker. Many other gentlemen who have gone from Canada and who have entered the Imperial Service. Stories of a few of these men. The speaker's experience as a cadet entering Sandhurst in...
Canada's Defence--How and Who? 
Text  Malone, Richard S., Canada's Defence--How and Who?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 6 Oct 1966, 1-14  The rather complex subject of integration of Canada's armed forces. An exploration of some aspects of the integration issue. The speaker's support for a high degree of integration for Canada's forces, but not an all-out unification down to the level of operational or combat units. Negative...
The Role of the Land Forces in Modern Warfare 
Text  Simonds, Lieutenant General Guy G., The Role of the Land Forces in Modern Warfare, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 14 Feb 1952, 241-249  The speaker's recent return from a trip to Korea. What he saw in Canada's Brigade there. The 27th Canadian Brigade in Europe. The creation of two replacement brigades in Canada to provide necessary reinforcements. Making provision for the rotation of our European Force. The role of the Reserve...
National Defence: A Little Common Sense 
Text  Morton, Desmond, National Defence: A Little Common Sense, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 17 Apr 2002, 500-512  A by-product of the events of September 11. Reasons for the shock. Our politicians -- aroused to military problems they could grasp. Some steps taken, and some complications with those steps. Modern warfare. Canadian expectations. The need for money for innovation. Some recent history of the...
Our New Defence Policy 
Text  Graham, The Hon. Bill, Our New Defence Policy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 22 Apr 2005, 346-360  Nine months since the speaker became the Minister of National Defence. An exciting and historic time for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian forces and how that is so. Work performed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces. The future for the Armed Forces. The budget and what...
The Men and Women of the Canadian Armed Forces 
Text  Hillier, General Rick, The Men and Women of the Canadian Armed Forces, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 11 Apr 2006, 438-457  Some personal reminiscences. Some facts and figures about the Canadian Armed Forces. An introduction to three people who the speaker introduces as heroes of our country. The stories of Master Seaman Marc Miller; Master Corporal Norman Penny; Master Corporal Doug Van Tassel. Next an introduction to...
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