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  • Canada: Opportunity for Renewal
    Text  Masterman, Jack V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 27 Feb 1992, 381-392     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Financial services reform and the constitutional question. A changing and challenging future in the financial services industries, following a prolonged and arduous process of legislative reform. A similar process is ongoing in the constitutional debate. ...
    Text  Masterman, Jack V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 27 Feb 1992, 381-392   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Financial services reform and the constitutional question. A changing and challenging future in the financial ...
  • Our Constitution—Shaping Canada's Future
    Text  Richardson, The Honourable James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 2 Dec 1976, 121-132     The constitution and how it can shape the future of Canada and Canadians. The importance of the constitution and how it shapes our lives—defining what federal and provincial governments may do. The difference between the constitution and the laws of the land. The constitution as the "Great Law." The constitution ...
    Text  Richardson, The Honourable James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 2 Dec 1976, 121-132   The constitution and how it can shape the future of Canada and Canadians. The importance of the constitution and how it shapes our lives—defining what federal and provincial governments may ...
  • A National Vision
    Text  McKenna, The Hon. Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 21 Feb 1991, 304-315     A response to the challenge of Prime Minister Mulroney the previous week on the important question of national unity. Two major fronts of uncertainty which Canada is currently facing: constitutional uncertainty and the lack of a national focus. Several "modest proposals" offered by the speaker. Mr. McKenna continues with a ...
    Text  McKenna, The Hon. Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 21 Feb 1991, 304-315   A response to the challenge of Prime Minister Mulroney the previous week on the important question of national unity. Two major fronts of uncertainty which Canada is currently facing: constitutional ...
  • The Economy and the Constitution: Getting it Right
    Text  Taylor, Allan R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 26 Mar 1992, 440-451     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A discussion of some of the economic implications of the constitutional debate. Some naïve and dangerous assumptions in the debate. Costs to Canadians of separation. Costs in terms of our quality of life. Current damage ...
    Text  Taylor, Allan R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 26 Mar 1992, 440-451   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A discussion of some of the economic implications of the constitutional debate. Some naïve and ...
  • Navigating Towards a New Canada
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 12 Mar 1992, 428-439     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A promotional address for the speaker's book "The New Canada." An extensive background on the Reform Party of Canada, outlining the Party's vision of a new 21st century Canada, and constitutional, economic and parliamentary reforms ...
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 12 Mar 1992, 428-439   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A promotional address for the speaker's book "The New Canada." An extensive background on the ...
  • Transport in Canada and National Unity
    Text  Corbeil, the Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 20 Feb 1992, 363-380     Canada's national unity and the challenge of improving Canada's competitiveness: issues linked to transportation. A review and exploration of these issues addressed under the following headings: Constitutional Reform—National Unity; Competitiveness; Canada-U.S. Air Transport Agreement; Air Canada—Canadian Airlines International—Airports; Airport Transfers; Surface Transportation; VIA Rail Improvements; Conclusion. A positive exhortation to ...
    Text  Corbeil, the Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 20 Feb 1992, 363-380   Canada's national unity and the challenge of improving Canada's competitiveness: issues linked to transportation. A review and exploration of these issues addressed under the following headings: Constitutional Reform—National Unity; Competitiveness; ...
  • The Future of Our Constitution.
    Text  Robinette, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 1 Mar 1984, 266-276     A discussion of several issues related to the Constitution. "The future of the Constitution lies primarily with the courts…" The division of legislative powers between the federal parliament and the provincial legislatures. The Constitution Act of 1967. Some illustrative examples of problems. The relation of the Constitution to Canada's treaty-making ...
    Text  Robinette, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 1 Mar 1984, 266-276   A discussion of several issues related to the Constitution. "The future of the Constitution lies primarily with the courts…" The division of legislative powers between the federal parliament and the ...
  • Roadblocks to National Unity
    Text  Miller, The Honourable Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 2 Oct 1980, 24-36     Address given on the day that Prime Minister Trudeau would hold a nationally televised press conference to announce his proposals for bringing home the constitution, and the day that the Federal Energy Minister Marc Lalonde and Alberta Energy Minister Merv Leitch meet to work out an energy-pricing formula. The two ...
    Text  Miller, The Honourable Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 2 Oct 1980, 24-36   Address given on the day that Prime Minister Trudeau would hold a nationally televised press conference to announce his proposals for bringing home the constitution, and the day that the ...
  • How Stands our Home and Native Land?
    Text  Lynch, Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 9 Apr 1981, 339-355     Personal anecodes and reminiscences since Mr. Lynch's last speech 24 years ago. A current analysis of Canada and Canadians as seen through those historical and political events. Concerns and issues include the constitution, the monarchy, the Supreme Court of Canada, Quebec, federalism.
    Text  Lynch, Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 9 Apr 1981, 339-355   Personal anecodes and reminiscences since Mr. Lynch's last speech 24 years ago. A current analysis of Canada and Canadians as seen through those historical and political events. Concerns and issues ...
  • Canada—Whither?
    Text  Diefenbaker, The Rt. Hon. John G., 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, aspirations, and sentiments of the Canadian people as the ...
    Text  Diefenbaker, The Rt. Hon. John G., 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 ...
  • National Unity
    Text  Mulroney, The Rt. Hon. Brian, 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 sustaining that prosperity. Choices for ...
    Text  Mulroney, The Rt. Hon. Brian, 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 ...
  • Pending Developments in the Constitution of the British Empire
    Text  Cahan, C.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 17 Jan 1929, 1-19     The speaker begins by indicating exactly what he will cover: A brief survey of the development and application of the principle of Dominion self-government in respect of our domestic affairs; an indication to what extent each Dominion has already assumed the direction and control of all those external affairs which ...
    Text  Cahan, C.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 17 Jan 1929, 1-19   The speaker begins by indicating exactly what he will cover: A brief survey of the development and application of the principle of Dominion self-government in respect of our domestic affairs; ...
  • The Constitution—What Now?
    Text  Stevens, The Honourable Sinclair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 9 Oct 1980, 37-52     Constitutional change. Failure of Federal/Provincial agreement as a basis for unilateral action by the federal government. A discussion of the appropriateness of such action and its consequences. The Vancouver Consensus amending formula and its attributes. Suggestions by the speaker, as a member of the PC party, as to the nature ...
    Text  Stevens, The Honourable Sinclair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 9 Oct 1980, 37-52   Constitutional change. Failure of Federal/Provincial agreement as a basis for unilateral action by the federal government. A discussion of the appropriateness of such action and its consequences. The Vancouver Consensus ...
  • Canadian Federalism Today
    Text  Clark, The Right Honourable Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 12 Feb 1981, 236-246     An exploration of the differences between the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives. Issues discussed include regionalism; federalism; reasonable government; the role of Britain in the Canadian constitution; the Canadian energy industry and program; separatism in Quebec; Western Canada; pride and confidence in Canada.
    Text  Clark, The Right Honourable Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 12 Feb 1981, 236-246   An exploration of the differences between the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives. Issues discussed include regionalism; federalism; reasonable government; the role of Britain in the Canadian constitution; the Canadian energy ...
  • Hanging Together: Canada After Patriation
    Text  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 ...
    Text  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 ...
  • Canada, Quebec and the Constitution
    Text  Forsey, Senator Eugene A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 28 Apr 1977, 365-382     Questions and suggested answers, with discussion, to various issues regarding Canada, Quebec and the Constitution. Questions asked include: Can Quebec legally secede from Canada under our present Constitution? Is there any way in which Quebec could constitutionally get out of Canada? What is it? In what circumstances, … will the ...
    Text  Forsey, Senator Eugene A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 28 Apr 1977, 365-382   Questions and suggested answers, with discussion, to various issues regarding Canada, Quebec and the Constitution. Questions asked include: Can Quebec legally secede from Canada under our present Constitution? Is there ...
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