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  • Issues in Canada-U.S. Relations
    Text  Wilkins, The Hon. David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 1 Mar 2007, 313-324     The speaker's experience over the last 20 months that he has been in Canada. A conversation with friends rather than a formal speech, about four pressing issues. Accentuating the positive. The relationship between our two countries on the upswing. The four pressing issues: passports and the requirements of The Western ...
    Text  Wilkins, The Hon. David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 1 Mar 2007, 313-324   The speaker's experience over the last 20 months that he has been in Canada. A conversation with friends rather than a formal speech, about four pressing issues. Accentuating the positive. ...
  • Canada-U.S. Relations: Our Common Cause Agenda in a Perilous World
    Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 22 Jan 2007, 264-277     Promoting our national interests by working with the United States on many global and hemispheric issues. Canada and the U.s. as separate, sovereign entities - some convergences. Working together in common endeavour. Differing histories and formative experiences creating different traditions and domestic political drivers. The management of this relationship. How ...
    Text  Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 22 Jan 2007, 264-277   Promoting our national interests by working with the United States on many global and hemispheric issues. Canada and the U.s. as separate, sovereign entities - some convergences. Working together in ...
  • Making a Great Relationship Even Greater
    Text  Wilkins, His Excellency David H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 14 Nov 2005, 138-147     The speaker's experiences in Canada. What is tearing at the fabric of the very strong relationship between the United States and Canada. A thank you for Canada's efforts in the wake of Hurrican Katrina. Taking our security seriously. The issue of softwood lumber. The United States remaining firmly committed to ...
    Text  Wilkins, His Excellency David H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 14 Nov 2005, 138-147   The speaker's experiences in Canada. What is tearing at the fabric of the very strong relationship between the United States and Canada. A thank you for Canada's efforts in the ...
  • Canada-U.S. Relations
    Text  McKenna, His Excellency Mr. Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 29 Sep 2005, 49-61     Looking for widsom. Becoming an ambassador. Being an ambassador. The Canadian side of the U.S. relationship. This week as a week of epiphany and why. Knowing ourselves. The dysfunctional United States Government and how that is so. Party discipline in Canada and how that makes us different. Comments on the ...
    Text  McKenna, His Excellency Mr. Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 29 Sep 2005, 49-61   Looking for widsom. Becoming an ambassador. Being an ambassador. The Canadian side of the U.S. relationship. This week as a week of epiphany and why. Knowing ourselves. The dysfunctional United ...
  • A Perspective for Canadians: the Current State and Future Directions for Canada-U.S. Relations
    Text  Wallin, Pamela, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 28 Apr 2003, 438-456     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some early ipressions of Canada-U.S. relations through the eyes of a still-novice diplomat. The advantages of distance. Canadians. Americans. An old joke. Some personal history and reminiscences. 9/11 and its aftermath. Journalism. Some shared values ...
    Text  Wallin, Pamela, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 28 Apr 2003, 438-456   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some early ipressions of Canada-U.S. relations through the eyes of a still-novice diplomat. The advantages ...
  • Canada-U.S. Relations: A Midterm Report (Lessons My Poli Sci Prof Never Taught Me)
    Text  Kergin, Michael F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 26 Sep 2002, 85-95     The global economy and how the United States dominates it. The challenges for Canada due to its proximity to this powerhouse. Overwhelming advantages, but some lessons learned - based on practice and not necessarily fitting in with political theory. Beginning with the events of September 11 and their dramatic impact ...
    Text  Kergin, Michael F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 26 Sep 2002, 85-95   The global economy and how the United States dominates it. The challenges for Canada due to its proximity to this powerhouse. Overwhelming advantages, but some lessons learned - based on ...
  • After September 11, Trust in Each Other and Hope for Tomorrow
    Text  Brown, Richard H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 11 Oct 2001, 137-147     The transformation of EDS. The importance of trust. How EDS responded to the events of September 11. Characterizing September 11. Dangers ahead. Trust as a casualty of September 11. National security. Ways in which EDS is ready. Finding a balance between security and activity. In the U.S., thinking about how ...
    Text  Brown, Richard H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 11 Oct 2001, 137-147   The transformation of EDS. The importance of trust. How EDS responded to the events of September 11. Characterizing September 11. Dangers ahead. Trust as a casualty of September 11. National ...
  • The Road to the Future: the U.S.-Canada Relationship
    Text  Giffin, His Excellency, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 16 Apr 1998, 415-429     Some of the speaker's memories of living here. The relationship between Canada and the United States, virtually unique in the sphere of relations between sovereign nations--how that is so, and reasons for it. Some insight into the current state of our bilateral relationship. How we can enhance this already great ...
    Text  Giffin, His Excellency, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 16 Apr 1998, 415-429   Some of the speaker's memories of living here. The relationship between Canada and the United States, virtually unique in the sphere of relations between sovereign nations--how that is so, and ...
  • Challenges and Choices
    Text  The Honourable Douglas Young, 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: a short review. A number of ...
    Text  The Honourable Douglas Young, 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, ...
  • Canada-U.S. Relations in the New Era; A Diplomat's View
    Text  de Chastelain, General John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 23 Jun 1993, 68-81     Five messages: "good relations between our two countries are vital for us both;" "the existence of good relations between the leaders of both countries is not absolutely vital, but it does make things a lot easier between us and it certainly makes life easier for those that have to manage ...
    Text  de Chastelain, General John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 23 Jun 1993, 68-81   Five messages: "good relations between our two countries are vital for us both;" "the existence of good relations between the leaders of both countries is not absolutely vital, but it ...
  • The View From Washington
    Text  Burney, The Hon. Derek, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 30 Nov 1989, 130-142     The speaker offers a view of his job; a view from his job; a view of Canada as seen from Washington. An objective of impressing his audience with a message about our own attitudes as Canadians. The view of Canada as "grown up." Canada's freedom and self-imposed limitations to those ...
    Text  Burney, The Hon. Derek, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 30 Nov 1989, 130-142   The speaker offers a view of his job; a view from his job; a view of Canada as seen from Washington. An objective of impressing his audience with a message ...
  • Relationships
    Text  Reagan, President Ronald and Mulroney, Brian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 21 Jun 1988, 24-36     A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. The President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Canada spoke after the seven-nation Economic Summit which was hosted by Canada. Mr. Mulroney begins with some comments on what was covered at the ...
    Text  Reagan, President Ronald and Mulroney, Brian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 21 Jun 1988, 24-36   A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. The President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Canada spoke after the ...
  • Some Canadian Myths About the U.S.
    Text  Gotlieb, Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 9 Apr 1987, 383-394     Myths as definers and delimiters of a nation. Myths as limiters of nations, if allowed to substitute for vision. How Americans perceive or misperceive, Canada-U.S. trade. "The seven deadly myths." The difficulty of eradicating myths. Some unfortunate myths or misconceptions held by Canadians about the U.S. and about our relationship ...
    Text  Gotlieb, Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 9 Apr 1987, 383-394   Myths as definers and delimiters of a nation. Myths as limiters of nations, if allowed to substitute for vision. How Americans perceive or misperceive, Canada-U.S. trade. "The seven deadly myths." ...
  • Wife Of … An Irreverent Account of Life in Washington
    Text  Gotlieb, Sondra, 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.
    Text  Gotlieb, Sondra, 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.
  • Canada and the United States—A Two-Way Street?
    Text  Graham, Katharine, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 14 Feb 1985, 313-325     The lack of interest in Canada by the United States. Impediments to the U.S.'s understanding and appreciation of Canada: incorrect assumptions, national characters shaped by different events, two forms of government, a misunderstood nature of trade partnership (with statistics), the unbalanced flow of information between Canada and the U.S. How ...
    Text  Graham, Katharine, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 14 Feb 1985, 313-325   The lack of interest in Canada by the United States. Impediments to the U.S.'s understanding and appreciation of Canada: incorrect assumptions, national characters shaped by different events, two forms of ...
  • The Washington View
    Text  Schlesinger, Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 10 Jan 1985, 209-226     How Canadians look at Americans. Some differences between Canadians and Americans. Changes over the last five years in the United States. The differences between Canadians and Americans in the 1960s and 1970s. Reagan and his administration and what it has meant to the American public, with examples. The turn to ...
    Text  Schlesinger, Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 10 Jan 1985, 209-226   How Canadians look at Americans. Some differences between Canadians and Americans. Changes over the last five years in the United States. The differences between Canadians and Americans in the 1960s ...
  • Ritchie, Charles
    Text  Author and Diplomat, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 8 Nov 1984, 115-125     Canadians as they are seen by others, with discussion. In NATO, and the United Nations, and in the Commonwealth, Canadians seen as having a gift for constructive compromise. Canadian smugness. How we define ourselves as what we are not. The "invisibility syndrome" of Canada by the United States. Exchanges with ...
    Text  Author and Diplomat, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 8 Nov 1984, 115-125   Canadians as they are seen by others, with discussion. In NATO, and the United Nations, and in the Commonwealth, Canadians seen as having a gift for constructive compromise. Canadian smugness. ...
  • Canada—U.S. Relations—Some Thoughts about Public Diplomacy
    Text  Gotlieb, Allan E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 10 Nov 1983, 101-115     Differences between the two countries understood by Canadians, but perhaps not by Americans. Canadians not foreigners to Americans. Canadians behave differently; why is that important? Management of the differences. A complex relationship; possibly not greatly asymmetrical. An interdependence of interests. Acid rain. American foreign policy to Canada is really domestic ...
    Text  Gotlieb, Allan E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 10 Nov 1983, 101-115   Differences between the two countries understood by Canadians, but perhaps not by Americans. Canadians not foreigners to Americans. Canadians behave differently; why is that important? Management of the differences. A ...
  • Canada/U.S. Relations: 1982
    Text  Robinson, The Honourable Paul H. Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 25 Feb 1982, 288- 300     The many areas of common agreement between Canada and the U.S. including law, language, literature and a representative form of government. Canada and the U.S. as trading partners. The Joint Consultative Group. The concern of the National Energy Program. The U.S. quarrel with the retroactive aspect of the program, with ...
    Text  Robinson, The Honourable Paul H. Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 25 Feb 1982, 288- 300   The many areas of common agreement between Canada and the U.S. including law, language, literature and a representative form of government. Canada and the U.S. as trading partners. The Joint ...
  • Canada-United States Relations in the Eighties
    Text  MacDonald, the Honourable Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 26 Mar 1981, 316-327     A look past constitutional reform to Canada's global position. A review of Canada's foreign policy and its implications for Canadians. International trade and the rise of protectionism. The current need to wait and see what the Reagan administration will do in the immediate future, and how it will react to ...
    Text  MacDonald, the Honourable Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 26 Mar 1981, 316-327   A look past constitutional reform to Canada's global position. A review of Canada's foreign policy and its implications for Canadians. International trade and the rise of protectionism. The current need ...
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