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The Next Hundred Years 
Text  Kierans, Eric, The Next Hundred Years, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 9 Nov 1967, 156-169  Canada must do better. The three major factors of population growth, educated people, expanding knowledge and science common to all nations. The challenge in Canada of the "French Fact." The real revolution in Quebec: what has been going on inside Quebec since the death of Mr. Duplessis. The...
What Is A Canadian Citizen? 
Text  Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, What Is A Canadian Citizen?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 25 Apr 1929, 168-188  Historical background to the way in which a Canadian Citizen is a "subject." How this meaning of "subject" helped the King of England to unify the Island under one Crown. "Canadian Citizen" as a convenient term for a British subject who makes his home in Canada, whether he is born or naturalized...
Four Nations 
Text  Morrow, Colonel Charles, Four Nations, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 22 Nov 1934, 137-147  The history of Upper Canada and Western New York. A detailed review of this history, since 1678.
Was The King Right 
Text  Maheux, M. L'Abbé Arthur, Was The King Right, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 24 Feb 1949, 234-244  Choosing as a subject the King of England, George the Third. Reasons for choosing such a topic. The speaker's learned conclusion that one of the main differences between the French and English in Canada is how they look at History. An explication of that view. The present import of that difference...
The Last Spike--100th Anniversary 
Text  Berton, Pierre, The Last Spike--100th Anniversary, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 7 Nov 1985, 109-123  The significance of the photograph of the driving in of the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Some comments on the history of that photograph and why it has become so significant. Some history of the CPR and its construction. Some of the enormous effects on Canada of the CPR. Many...
We Cannot Ignore the Past When Charting a Course for the Future 
Text  Bassett, The Hon. John, We Cannot Ignore the Past When Charting a Course for the Future, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 28 Jun 1990, 25-32  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Remembering those who answered the challenge in 1939-40; looking for that spirit of self-sacrifice, that willingness to subjugate personal and regional selfish interests for the common good, that tolerance and...
Three Hundred Years 
Text  Amory, Rt. Hon. Viscount, Three Hundred Years, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 4 Mar 1971, 292-308  A few remarks about the Commonwealth and the future of the Commonwealth. The history of the Hudson Bay Company, from which the speaker has retired from being the Governor. Some personal reminiscences. The recording of the company's history in 27 volumes, with another four or five to come, and with...
The Experience of An American Soldier in the War of 1812-14 
Text  Riddell, Honourable William Renwick, The Experience of An American Soldier in the War of 1812-14, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 Nov 1913, 60-78  The good it would do us to have some knowledge of how another looked upon our land and some of its inhabitants a hundred years ago. To that end, the speaker tells the story of Samuel, White, of Adams County, Pennsylvania, published at Baltimore in 1830, with the title "History of the American...
Wolfe and Montcalm 
Text  Wrong, Professor George M., Wolfe and Montcalm, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 24 Feb 1927, 39-39  A few explanatory remarks followed by a film representation of the siege and capture of Quebec by the British under General Wolfe.
The Spirit of '67 
Text  Thompson, Robert M., The Spirit of '67, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 22 Feb 1968, 307-328  Canada crossing the threshold of its second Century. The good days, and the grim realities of the world we live in. The home scene. The Constitutional Conference, concluded two weeks ago in Ottawa. The continuing debate. The greatest need of the hour. How to go about attaining true unity. Some of...
Imperial Legacy 
Text  Hughes, The Hon. Mr. Justice S.H.S., Imperial Legacy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 1 Oct 1970, 27-42  A distinction between Toryism and Imperialism in Canada. The Alaska Boundary dispute with the United States, the disappointing settlement achieved by arbitration in 1903, and the relationship of this issue to the formation of the Empire Club. Some results of this dispute and its settlement....
MacDonald's Greatness in His Times 
Text  Morton, Dr. William L., MacDonald's Greatness in His Times, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 28 Jan 1965, 184-195  The greatness of John A. Macdonald. Canada's reluctance to recognize its own. The "cautious mediocrity" that is Canadian. Seeing Macdonald in relation to his times. An exploration of Macdonald's times. A greater understanding of why he brought to the work of Confederation the large and national...
Canada and the Spirit of General Wolfe 
Text  Waugh, Prof. W.T., Canada and the Spirit of General Wolfe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 25 Nov 1926, 277-288  The upcoming 200-year anniversary of James Wolfe's birth in Westerham in Kent. The widespread tendency these days to belittle the claim of General Wolfe as to his share in the conquest of Canada. Ways in which such criticisms are exaggerated and some of them totally false. A discussion and review...
Greetings and Tributes to Old Comrades in Arms: The Prospect for the Future 
Text  French, Sir John, Greetings and Tributes to Old Comrades in Arms: The Prospect for the Future, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 29 May 1922, 172-180  Some personal background of the speaker, and reminiscences of previous visits to Canada and Toronto. Remembering Sir Frederick Borden, Minister of Militia at the time the speaker knew him. The part played by the soldiers of Canada in the war. Recalling April 26, 1915, Ypres. Personal recollections...
The Old Romance in Canada 
Text  Nelson, John, The Old Romance in Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 22 Nov 1928, 256-269  *Preoccupation of late in Canada with regard to her status; the inability of leaders to agree upon a definition of it. Recalling some services rendered us by other races, services too often forgotten by us, and mentioning some debts due them which we should acknowledge, even if we cannot pay. Our...
Who Killed Canadian History? 
Text  Granatstein, Dr. Jack L., Who Killed Canadian History?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 17 Sep 1998, 91-98  The success of the speaker's book "Who Killed Canadian History?" Why the speaker became interested in the idea of doing this book. Two very different events that made him fell that he had to do this. Some of the speaker's background. What history is about and why it matters. Effects of it not...
Those Things We Treasure 
Text  Diefenbaker, The Right Honourable John G., Those Things We Treasure, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 9 Mar 1972, 296-311  Humorous and anecdotal review of Mr. Diefenbaker's experiences as a Canadian politician. A historical viewpoint with a focus on what has changed for the worse. Many topics are covered. Some highlights follow. A belief that Canada's institutions and constitutional principles are being challenged...
A Success Story in Education 
Text  Gordon, The Honourable Walter L., A Success Story in Education, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 17 Jan 1974, 171-180  The National History Project: a two-year fact-finding investigation into the teaching of Canadian history, social studies and civics in the elementary and secondary schools. Findings reported in "What Culture? What Heritage?" (the Hodgett's Report) with suggestions for improvement. Suggestions led...
How and Why is Canada British? 
Text  Riddell, Honourable William Renwick, How and Why is Canada British?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Oct 1912, 29-48  The importance of the fact that Canada is British, particularly for the future of the English-speaking world. The difference between Canada's people and the people to the south of her as what fixed the destiny of Canada. The lack of explanation as to why the English adventurers, after they had...
The Political Cleavage of a Continent 
Text  Ross, Hon. George W., The Political Cleavage of a Continent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1907), 29 Nov 1906, 93-103  The natural, the political, the commercial cleavage between Canadian America (or British America) and United States America; such proposition proved from the historical method. The trend in our history which has led us so far on our way, if there is any trend at all. Ways in which the trend of...
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