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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 ...
  • A Debate by Three Liberal Leadership Candidates
    Text  Kennedy, Gerard; Dion, Stéphane; Rae, Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 10 Oct 2006, 36-61     All three speakers were introduced, along with the moderator, Amanda Lang, co-anchor of Report on Business TV's "Squeeze Play" and Director of the Canadian Club of Toronto. Prepared questions were asked and then the floor was opened to the live audience. Each speaker had opening remarks. The prepared questions covered ...
    Text  Kennedy, Gerard; Dion, Stéphane; Rae, Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 10 Oct 2006, 36-61   All three speakers were introduced, along with the moderator, Amanda Lang, co-anchor of Report on Business TV's "Squeeze Play" and Director of the Canadian Club of Toronto. Prepared questions were ...
  • Fairness in Confederation
    Text  Crispino, Len, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 18 Jan 2006, 278-288     A discussion of a recent report published by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce called "Fairness in Confederation." An outline of the dangers of the $23-billion fiscal gap between what Ontarians pay to the federal government and whay they receive back in services. Six recommendations to address the imbalance and restore ...
    Text  Crispino, Len, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 18 Jan 2006, 278-288   A discussion of a recent report published by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce called "Fairness in Confederation." An outline of the dangers of the $23-billion fiscal gap between what Ontarians ...
  • Defending Our Canada
    Text  Harris, Jim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 12 Jan 2006, 263-277     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The Green Party, working to help share a sustainable future - working to defend Canada. On track in this election to elect our first Green MP and change Canadian politics forever. Potential to make that ...
    Text  Harris, Jim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 12 Jan 2006, 263-277   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The Green Party, working to help share a sustainable future - working to defend Canada. ...
  • The Direction I Want Canada to Take
    Text  Martin, The Rt. Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 11 Jan 2006, 251-262     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An election campaign that will come down to a very clear difference of values between the speaker and Stephen Harper. Accomplishments and achievements. Differences with Mr. Harper about the future of Canada - sharp and ...
    Text  Martin, The Rt. Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 11 Jan 2006, 251-262   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An election campaign that will come down to a very clear difference of values between ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ending the Culture of Entitlement
    Text  Harper, The Hon. Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 8 Nov 2005, 113-123     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The inability to deal with important issues because of being hampered by the overriding question of ethics and accountability in our national government. The current situation - Canadians' lack of trust in the government. What ...
    Text  Harper, The Hon. Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 8 Nov 2005, 113-123   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The inability to deal with important issues because of being hampered by the overriding question ...
  • New Democrats Getting Things Done
    Text  Layton, The Hon. Jack, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 7 Nov 2005, 105-112     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Thoughts on the speaker's intended speech. Intervening events in Ottawa that changed the topic. The role people gave New Democrats in the last election; how the NDP has honoured that role. This Parliament's ability to ...
    Text  Layton, The Hon. Jack, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 7 Nov 2005, 105-112   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Thoughts on the speaker's intended speech. Intervening events in Ottawa that changed the topic. 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 Single Democratic Conservative Option
    Text  Day, Stockwell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 14 Jun 2001, 66-77     Some history of leadership. The Alliance party. Defining the party and its principles. Reform in government. Democratic conservatism. Some discussion of Joe Clark. National conventions. The referendum of Canadian Alliance members. The challenge being put by the speaker to his own party.
    Text  Day, Stockwell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 14 Jun 2001, 66-77   Some history of leadership. The Alliance party. Defining the party and its principles. Reform in government. Democratic conservatism. Some discussion of Joe Clark. National conventions. The referendum of Canadian Alliance ...
  • My Vision for Canada's Future
    Text  Stronach, Belinda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 24 Feb 2004, 243-253     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The month since the speaker announced her bid to become the first leader of the new Conservative party. The speaker's vision for the country; why she is seeking the leadership; why she believes she has ...
    Text  Stronach, Belinda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 24 Feb 2004, 243-253   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The month since the speaker announced her bid to become the first leader of the ...
  • Canada Deserves a Better Government
    Text  Harper, Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 17 Jan 2004, 218-228     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some personal history. Great changes happening in federal politics. Some of the speaker's achievements. The release of a position paper on environmental policy. The increasingly serious political crisis in Ottawa. The Auditor General's report. The ...
    Text  Harper, Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 17 Jan 2004, 218-228   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some personal history. Great changes happening in federal politics. Some of the speaker's achievements. The ...
  • It'sTime For Change
    Text  Clement, Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 16 Feb 2004, 209-217     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. People in Canada living the nightmare of being misgoverned. Ways in which that nightmare has turned surreal in the last six months. The turn against Paul Martin. The Auditor General's report and what it means. ...
    Text  Clement, Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 16 Feb 2004, 209-217   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. People in Canada living the nightmare of being misgoverned. Ways in which that nightmare has ...
  • My Vision for Ontario
    Text  Eves, The Hon. Ernie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 26 Sep 2003, 32-41     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Getting down to the wire. Why the speaker returned to public life. Past success. At a crossroads in Ontario's history. Our strong economy and what it has meant to us. Consequences of high taxes. The ...
    Text  Eves, The Hon. Ernie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 26 Sep 2003, 32-41   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Getting down to the wire. Why the speaker returned to public life. Past success. At ...
  • The Need for Change
    Text  McGuinty, Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 19 Sep 2003, 11-19     A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canad and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Day 18 of the campaign some conclusions. Running for premier in the Province of Ontario. Some personal comments. Consensus for change in Ontario and the reasons for it. Offering the high road. Running a tight ...
    Text  McGuinty, Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 19 Sep 2003, 11-19   A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canad and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Day 18 of the campaign some conclusions. Running for premier in the Province of Ontario. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Some Reflections on the War
    Text  O'Ryan, Major-General John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 9 Oct 1924, 249-262     Personal reminiscences and anecdotes of the war. Lessons of war. Friendly rivalries between allied armies in the war. The Canadians and Americans, credited with livening up the war. The spirit of humor injected into situation that would otherwise be worse than they really were, characteristic of the Canadians and the ...
    Text  O'Ryan, Major-General John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 9 Oct 1924, 249-262   Personal reminiscences and anecdotes of the war. Lessons of war. Friendly rivalries between allied armies in the war. The Canadians and Americans, credited with livening up the war. The spirit ...
  • 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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