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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  ..., this is less true. a nation of only 27 million, facing in excess of 350 million Europeans, almost 300 million Americans and many hundreds of millions in Asia, clearly has tough economic and political choices to make. Constitutional choices are not about legal texts; rather, they are about protecting our...
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,...
The Future of Our Constitution. 
Text  Robinette, John J., The Future of Our Constitution., 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...
Pending Developments in the Constitution of the British Empire 
Text  Cahan, C.H., Pending Developments in the Constitution of the British Empire, 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...
A National Vision 
Text  McKenna, The Hon. Frank, A National Vision, 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....
Transport in Canada and National Unity 
Text  Corbeil, the Hon. Jean, Transport in Canada and National Unity, 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...
Hanging Together: Canada After Patriation 
Text  Wells, The Honourable Thomas L., Hanging Together: Canada After Patriation, 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...
Canada, Quebec and the Constitution 
Text  Forsey, Senator Eugene A., Canada, Quebec and the Constitution, 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?...
Canada: Opportunity for Renewal 
Text  Masterman, Jack V., Canada: Opportunity for Renewal, 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...
Navigating Towards a New Canada 
Text  Manning, Preston, Navigating Towards a New Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 12 Mar 1992, 428-439  ... recent text, authors Sydney Sharpe and Don Braid have suggested that: Populist parties are like oil wells, tapping reserves of pent-up energy. Every generation or so they release the anger of Canadians in a geyser of frustration directed mainly at the country's political and economic elites...
The Economy and the Constitution: Getting it Right 
Text  Taylor, Allan R., The Economy and the Constitution: Getting it Right, 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...
Roadblocks to National Unity 
Text  Miller, The Honourable Frank, Roadblocks to National Unity, 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...
Canadian Federalism Today 
Text  Clark, The Right Honourable Joe, Canadian Federalism Today, 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...
Our Constitution--Shaping Canada's Future 
Text  Richardson, The Honourable James, Our Constitution--Shaping Canada's Future, 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--What Now? 
Text  Stevens, The Honourable Sinclair, The Constitution--What Now?, 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...
How Stands our Home and Native Land? 
Text  Lynch, Charles, How Stands our Home and Native Land?, 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.
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