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  • Our New Defence Policy
    Text  Graham, The Hon. Bill, 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 ...
    Text  Graham, The Hon. Bill, 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 ...
  • National Defence: A Little Common Sense
    Text  Morton, Desmond, 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 Canadian forces, including some ...
    Text  Morton, Desmond, 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 ...
  • The Fatuous Insolence of the Canadians
    Text  Hunter, A.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 4 Feb 1904, 61-67     Dealing with two quantities in this address: the fixed and the variable—Canada and the Canadians. Canada, with today the bulk of her lands untilled, unoccupied, unexplored and unguarded, remaining the unlocked storehouse of Nature, the unalloted prize of the ultimate masters of the world. The variables—the Canadians. Some characteristics of ...
    Text  Hunter, A.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 4 Feb 1904, 61-67   Dealing with two quantities in this address: the fixed and the variable—Canada and the Canadians. Canada, with today the bulk of her lands untilled, unoccupied, unexplored and unguarded, remaining the ...
  • Imperial Defence and Tariff Reform
    Text  Barker, J. Ellis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 2 Feb 1911, 177-185     The speaker's opinion that Imperial defence and tariff reform are very intimately co-related and connected, and how that is so. Characteristics of mercantile empires, including the British Empire. Defending oneself against an attack from the sea and against the possibility of your oversea trade being cut off: the need for ...
    Text  Barker, J. Ellis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 2 Feb 1911, 177-185   The speaker's opinion that Imperial defence and tariff reform are very intimately co-related and connected, and how that is so. Characteristics of mercantile empires, including the British Empire. Defending oneself ...
  • Imperial Naval Strategy
    Text  Hamilton, Captain C. Frederick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 14 Jan 1910, 139-148     Speaking as a Canadian who is anxious that his country should pay her own way in the Empire, and as a Canadian who desires to see his country bear her part in the Empire's affairs by developing her own individuality, by exercising those faculties and qualities which are her special ...
    Text  Hamilton, Captain C. Frederick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 14 Jan 1910, 139-148   Speaking as a Canadian who is anxious that his country should pay her own way in the Empire, and as a Canadian who desires to see his country bear her ...
  • The Navy and the Empire
    Text  Phillipps-Wolley, Clive, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 26 Oct 1910, 64-69     A joint luncheon of the British Empire League, The Canadian Defence League, and the Empire Club of Canada. The speaker's brief that the corporate existence of the Empire is the British navy, and as Canada is an integral part of the Empire, the British navy is also the basis of ...
    Text  Phillipps-Wolley, Clive, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 26 Oct 1910, 64-69   A joint luncheon of the British Empire League, The Canadian Defence League, and the Empire Club of Canada. The speaker's brief that the corporate existence of the Empire is the ...
  • Naval Defence for Canada
    Text  Barron, His Honour John A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 11 Mar 1909, 158-167     The population of Germany today, and in ten year's time. Elbow room as a grave problem for Germany. Territorial acquisition still a profitable policy common to all countries having political ambition. Canada's restrictions against immigration from those of Oriental roots. Our laws of exclusion nothing but a cobweb of protection ...
    Text  Barron, His Honour John A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 11 Mar 1909, 158-167   The population of Germany today, and in ten year's time. Elbow room as a grave problem for Germany. Territorial acquisition still a profitable policy common to all countries having political ...
  • A Legacy From the United Empire Loyalists
    Text  Robinson, Major-General C.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 4 May 1911, 13-22     The precious legacy which has been left to the descendants and other sin Canada, namely, an Empire united under the British Crown. The common origin of the many United Empire Loyalists' Associations throughout Canada. Colonel, first Governor of Upper Canada, who commanded the "Queen's Rangers" in the Revolutionary War. The ...
    Text  Robinson, Major-General C.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 4 May 1911, 13-22   The precious legacy which has been left to the descendants and other sin Canada, namely, an Empire united under the British Crown. The common origin of the many United Empire ...
  • Canada's Position in the Empire
    Text  Cockshutt, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 12 May 1905, 242-251     Canada's position in the Empire in trade, defence and citizenship. The hope of many Canadians for Preferential Trade, and what the City of Toronto has done to further this idea. Toronto as the centre of these great Imperial questions. Ways in which Preferential Trade has been tried in Canada to ...
    Text  Cockshutt, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 12 May 1905, 242-251   Canada's position in the Empire in trade, defence and citizenship. The hope of many Canadians for Preferential Trade, and what the City of Toronto has done to further this idea. ...
  • The Defence of the Empire
    Text  Hughes, Colonel Sam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 2 Feb 1905, 176-184     No possible defence of the Empire that does not involve a full partnership union of Great Britain and all her colonies. Ways in which the geographical position of Canada precludes the idea of either independence or annexation. The need for the full partnership union with Great Britain and all her ...
    Text  Hughes, Colonel Sam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 2 Feb 1905, 176-184   No possible defence of the Empire that does not involve a full partnership union of Great Britain and all her colonies. Ways in which the geographical position of Canada precludes ...
  • The Development of Air Power In Canada
    Text  Gibson, Hon. Colin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 28 Feb 1946, 256-270     Outlining Canada's plans for the future of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Some history of the Canadian Air Force, less than 30 years old. Canadians in the First World War joining the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service, and later, the Royal Air Force overseas. The names of ...
    Text  Gibson, Hon. Colin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 28 Feb 1946, 256-270   Outlining Canada's plans for the future of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Some history of the Canadian Air Force, less than 30 years old. Canadians in the First World War ...
  • Imperial Defence
    Text  Hunter, Captain A.T.; Champion, T.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Mar 1906, 230-236     Captain A.T. Hunter: An examination of our obligations and our means of settlement with regard to matters of Imperial defence. The three traditional forms of defence: men, money and ships. Confusion over obligations. The speaker's opposition to the idea of giving a battleship; that we should start now to constantly ...
    Text  Hunter, Captain A.T.; Champion, T.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Mar 1906, 230-236   Captain A.T. Hunter: An examination of our obligations and our means of settlement with regard to matters of Imperial defence. The three traditional forms of defence: men, money and ships. ...
  • Canada and Imperial Defence
    Text  Mason, Lieut.-Col. James; Grier, Major E. Wyly, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 15 Mar 1906, 219-229     Lieut.-Colonel James Mason: Canada contributing to the defence of the Empire as something that should be regarded not only as a duty but as a necessity; why that is so. The need for a large and efficient navy and army to protect and to defend the British Empire's possessions and ...
    Text  Mason, Lieut.-Col. James; Grier, Major E. Wyly, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 15 Mar 1906, 219-229   Lieut.-Colonel James Mason: Canada contributing to the defence of the Empire as something that should be regarded not only as a duty but as a necessity; why that is so. ...
  • Imperial Defence
    Text  d'Egville, howard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 25 Sep 1908, 11-18     Some broad aspects of our Imperial position in order to promote that consideration and that discussion which can alone tend to the solution of the problems of our Empire. The main purpose of the address to investigate the views of prominent Canadians upon questions of closer co-operation. The real issues ...
    Text  d'Egville, howard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 25 Sep 1908, 11-18   Some broad aspects of our Imperial position in order to promote that consideration and that discussion which can alone tend to the solution of the problems of our Empire. The ...
  • Are We Equal to the Occasion?
    Text  Burnham, J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Jan 1913, 146-156     The great point of conflict in Canada today: "Shall we do something towards making ourselves into an Empire, or shall we do nothing? A growing disposition in Canada among people who should know better, to forsake their duties and responsibilities as men and as members of this great Empire …" ...
    Text  Burnham, J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Jan 1913, 146-156   The great point of conflict in Canada today: "Shall we do something towards making ourselves into an Empire, or shall we do nothing? A growing disposition in Canada among people ...
  • The Commercial Congress of the Empire at Sydney
    Text  Cockshut, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 9 Feb 1910, 132-139     The matter of Empire Unity. The speaker's representation of Toronto and Ontario at the Congress of the Chambers of Commerce of the Empire in Sydney, Australia. Ways in which this gathering was unique. The three most important questions that the speaker believes the Congress dealt with out of the fifty ...
    Text  Cockshut, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 9 Feb 1910, 132-139   The matter of Empire Unity. The speaker's representation of Toronto and Ontario at the Congress of the Chambers of Commerce of the Empire in Sydney, Australia. Ways in which this ...
  • The Naval Question in its Relation to the Empire
    Text  Peterson, Principal William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 3 Feb 1910, 128-131     [Synopsis only available.] A discussion of the issue of Canada's partnership and responsibilities as regards the British Empire. The speaker's statement that there is "too much talk, at the present time of the need for asserting our individual and separate existence, and of the inalienable rights and privileges of self-government. ...
    Text  Peterson, Principal William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 3 Feb 1910, 128-131   [Synopsis only available.] A discussion of the issue of Canada's partnership and responsibilities as regards the British Empire. The speaker's statement that there is "too much talk, at the present ...
  • A Weak Link in the Imperial Chain
    Text  Merritt, Lieut.-Colonel Wm. Hamilton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 25 Nov 1909, 38-46     The speaker's plea today for national safety and national defence as advocated by such leagues as the United Service League in England, and the Australian Defence league. Hoping to have a similar league in Canada. Comments on the attitude of the Canadian people to considerations of national defence. Symbolizing the ...
    Text  Merritt, Lieut.-Colonel Wm. Hamilton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 25 Nov 1909, 38-46   The speaker's plea today for national safety and national defence as advocated by such leagues as the United Service League in England, and the Australian Defence league. Hoping to have ...
  • NORAD: Current Operations and Future Plans
    Text  Stovel, Lieutenant General Richard C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 4 Mar 1976, 314-329     An introduction by Lieutenant General Richard Stovel, followed by a review of NORAD by Lieutenant Colonel Povilus, United States Air Force. Responsibilities of NORAD: To provide warning of an attack of any nature; to keep track of everything that happens in space—the only military command so tasked; to protect the ...
    Text  Stovel, Lieutenant General Richard C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 4 Mar 1976, 314-329   An introduction by Lieutenant General Richard Stovel, followed by a review of NORAD by Lieutenant Colonel Povilus, United States Air Force. Responsibilities of NORAD: To provide warning of an attack ...
  • Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Arms Control: Canada and the Western Alliance in 1987
    Text  Beatty, The Honourable Perrin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 15 Jan 1987, 206-216     The range of major defence policy issues that must be dealt with in the forthcoming defence White Paper. This address focusses on one of the more difficult: nuclear policy. An explication of the speaker's personal stand on the questions of nuclear weapons and arms control. A threat to the Western ...
    Text  Beatty, The Honourable Perrin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 15 Jan 1987, 206-216   The range of major defence policy issues that must be dealt with in the forthcoming defence White Paper. This address focusses on one of the more difficult: nuclear policy. An ...
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