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  • Sleeping with the Elephant
    Text  Thomson, Professor Dale C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 12 Mar 1970, 311-324     Canadian-American relations. The differences between the United States and Canada, with Canada having the positives. Some advantages to life south of the border. Two specific points made by the speaker: Canada has a distinct identity, and Canada has not lost the ability for maintaining that separate identity. Communication between the ...
    Text  Thomson, Professor Dale C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 12 Mar 1970, 311-324   Canadian-American relations. The differences between the United States and Canada, with Canada having the positives. Some advantages to life south of the border. Two specific points made by the speaker: ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Neighbours Taken For Granted or Dr. Livingstone (Merchant) I Presume?
    Text  Lawson, Harold R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 9 Mar 1967, 253-276     A discussion of "the relationship that exists between Canada and the United States, and the possibility of further strengthening the ties that bind our two great nations together." A review with extensive quotes from a book authored in part and edited by the Honourable Livingston T. Merchant entitled "Neighbours Taken ...
    Text  Lawson, Harold R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 9 Mar 1967, 253-276   A discussion of "the relationship that exists between Canada and the United States, and the possibility of further strengthening the ties that bind our two great nations together." A review ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Reflections from Washington
    Text  Warren, His Excellency J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 31 Mar 1977, 324-340     Some personal background. The state of relations with the United States and about how current Canadian phenomena may appear to the U.S. and others outside Canada. Canada/U.S. Relations and how they have changed over the last few years. Public perceptions of the relationship. Canada's place in multi-national relations. A detailed ...
    Text  Warren, His Excellency J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 31 Mar 1977, 324-340   Some personal background. The state of relations with the United States and about how current Canadian phenomena may appear to the U.S. and others outside Canada. Canada/U.S. Relations and how ...
  • Continental Influences in Canadian Development
    Text  Hopkins, J. Castell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1907), 28 Feb 1907, 228-243     The present-day Americanization of Canadian thought, Canadian habits, Canadian literature and the Canadian press. The possible consequences of such Americanization. The gradual but steady development of a non-British view of things. Ways in which public opinion in Canada has been formed and developed: a brief historical review. The sentiment of ...
    Text  Hopkins, J. Castell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1907), 28 Feb 1907, 228-243   The present-day Americanization of Canadian thought, Canadian habits, Canadian literature and the Canadian press. The possible consequences of such Americanization. The gradual but steady development of a non-British view of ...
  • Canadian and American Relations
    Text  Whitney, Honourable John Hay, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 5 Dec 1963, 130-136     Some remarks on the traumatic aftershock to the United States, following President Kennedy's assassination. Canada and the U.S. as joint inheritors, in the new world, of a common old world heritage—a sharing of the some goals, the same values. Speaking a common language in more than the dictionary sense. Problems ...
    Text  Whitney, Honourable John Hay, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 5 Dec 1963, 130-136   Some remarks on the traumatic aftershock to the United States, following President Kennedy's assassination. Canada and the U.S. as joint inheritors, in the new world, of a common old world ...
  • 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 ...
  • International Bridge of Freedom
    Text  Romney, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 26 Jan 1961, 195-206     Canada going through a searching reappraisal of our economic and foreign policies. Quoted in the address from a Canadian correspondent: "Canada is locked in a vital and complicated debate on the whole problem of American economic penetration and its ultimate effect on Canadian sovereignty." The speaker's assertion that such debate ...
    Text  Romney, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 26 Jan 1961, 195-206   Canada going through a searching reappraisal of our economic and foreign policies. Quoted in the address from a Canadian correspondent: "Canada is locked in a vital and complicated debate on ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The International Waterways Treaty
    Text  Gibbons, Sir George C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 6 Apr 1911, 241-252     The Joint Commission, known as the International Waterways Commission, undertaken by the United States and Canada to deal with the matter of the use of boundary waters. The composition of the Commission. A description of the great lake system. The all-important question of maintaining the level of this great system ...
    Text  Gibbons, Sir George C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 6 Apr 1911, 241-252   The Joint Commission, known as the International Waterways Commission, undertaken by the United States and Canada to deal with the matter of the use of boundary waters. The composition of ...
  • 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.
  • Good Will Between the United States and Canada
    Text  Stewart, John A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 24 Feb 1921, 75-87     A toast to Sinn Feinism. Anglo-American relations. Talks with the President-to-be and his thoughts and comments on the matter. The work of the Sulgrave Institute in the furtherance of good will and understanding among English-speaking peoples. The importance to the world of Angle-American friendship. The issue of the Irish question ...
    Text  Stewart, John A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 24 Feb 1921, 75-87   A toast to Sinn Feinism. Anglo-American relations. Talks with the President-to-be and his thoughts and comments on the matter. The work of the Sulgrave Institute in the furtherance of good ...
  • Our Common Mission
    Text  Farley, James A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 21 Apr 1955, 283-294     The mission of our two countries (Canada and the United States) in today's world. The sharing of a common resource—the electric power of the magnificent spillway of the St. Lawrence River. Two nations that have attained the highest level of foreign relations known to civilization. The United States and Canada ...
    Text  Farley, James A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 21 Apr 1955, 283-294   The mission of our two countries (Canada and the United States) in today's world. The sharing of a common resource—the electric power of the magnificent spillway of the St. Lawrence ...
  • 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's Place Among the English-Speaking Nations
    Text  Whidden, Howard P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 28 Feb 1924, 97-108     The relations of the English-speaking nations as one of the most vital in things in the world's life at the present time. What the Empire stands for. Countries we think of when speaking of the English-speaking nations, and those we leave out. Narrowing down to talk about the United Kingdom, ...
    Text  Whidden, Howard P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 28 Feb 1924, 97-108   The relations of the English-speaking nations as one of the most vital in things in the world's life at the present time. What the Empire stands for. Countries we think ...
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