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  • The Future of the Canadian Establishment
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 7 Oct 1982, 38-46     A split subject: these 1980s in which we find ourselves, and then speculation on the future of the Canadian Establishment. Shared experiences that form the perception of any decade. A brief historical review of Canada's recent decades and the issues that concern us. The lack of viable political options in ...
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 7 Oct 1982, 38-46   A split subject: these 1980s in which we find ourselves, and then speculation on the future of the Canadian Establishment. Shared experiences that form the perception of any decade. A ...
  • Dear Mr. Government, Love Me, But Leave Me—Alone
    Text  Eyton, J. Trevor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 2 Dec 1982, 127-141     Exploring a few examples of government intervention in our lives where, in the speaker's view, this intervention is either excessive or simply wrong. Canadians' reliance on governments to help them and provide for them, and why this has been so. The massive nature of government participation in the Canadian economy, ...
    Text  Eyton, J. Trevor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 2 Dec 1982, 127-141   Exploring a few examples of government intervention in our lives where, in the speaker's view, this intervention is either excessive or simply wrong. Canadians' reliance on governments to help them ...
  • Liberty, Unity and Prosperity
    Text  Manning, The Hon. E.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 3 Nov 1966, 54-64     Canada entering its Centennial year. The circumstances under which Canadians are ending their first century. Future prospects of a strong and enduring national unity in Canada: a serious concern. The proposition from the speaker that national situations of this kind do not correct themselves. Agreeing on common goals. Two necessary ...
    Text  Manning, The Hon. E.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 3 Nov 1966, 54-64   Canada entering its Centennial year. The circumstances under which Canadians are ending their first century. Future prospects of a strong and enduring national unity in Canada: a serious concern. The ...
  • The Final Decade: The Outlook for Canada
    Text  Mauro, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 26 Sep 1991, 129-139     A discussion of the major issues that the speaker feels will dominate the final decade of the twentieth century: the environment, the new Europe, and domestic restructuring. The relationship between good business and good environmental practices. The implications of the economic union in Europe. The need to assist the economic ...
    Text  Mauro, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 26 Sep 1991, 129-139   A discussion of the major issues that the speaker feels will dominate the final decade of the twentieth century: the environment, the new Europe, and domestic restructuring. The relationship between ...
  • Making Canada Work
    Text  Crispo, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 8 Oct 1992, 58-66     A discussion and review of various issues and aspects of Canada, especially the Canadian political scene which express the speaker's concerns about what is happening in his country. Some topics covered include the following. The negativism in Canada. The Meech Lake Accord. The Charlottetown Accord. Who will speak for Canada ...
    Text  Crispo, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 8 Oct 1992, 58-66   A discussion and review of various issues and aspects of Canada, especially the Canadian political scene which express the speaker's concerns about what is happening in his country. Some topics ...
  • The Handwriting On Parliament's Wall
    Text  MacLeod, Norman M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 21 Apr 1938, 357-375     The Handwriting on Parliament's Wall as the topic of address, with the obvious inference that all is not well with Parliament. The speaker's contention that the democratic National legislature of this Dominion, which is the House of Commons, is undergoing and has been undergoing for some time a process of ...
    Text  MacLeod, Norman M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 21 Apr 1938, 357-375   The Handwriting on Parliament's Wall as the topic of address, with the obvious inference that all is not well with Parliament. The speaker's contention that the democratic National legislature of ...
  • Let's Make Canada Great Again
    Text  Pocklington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 4 Nov 1982, 81-91     A critical review of the current Canadian government, its activities and its leader. Suggestions to improve Canada. How to repay the national debt. Commerce. Foreign policy. Advocating that "each individual must be given the chance to develop his own life according to his own desires, according to his own aspirations, ...
    Text  Pocklington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 4 Nov 1982, 81-91   A critical review of the current Canadian government, its activities and its leader. Suggestions to improve Canada. How to repay the national debt. Commerce. Foreign policy. Advocating that "each individual ...
  • Election 88, 10 Days To Go
    Text  Duffy, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 10 Nov 1988, 113-117     A "Conversation About Canada." Baby Boomers and some of their views. The public's anger about government scandal and corruption. A feeling of helplessness to influence the process of politics and government. The current campaign and some historical context. A question and answer period.
    Text  Duffy, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 10 Nov 1988, 113-117   A "Conversation About Canada." Baby Boomers and some of their views. The public's anger about government scandal and corruption. A feeling of helplessness to influence the process of politics and ...
  • Why Confederation?
    Text  Faribault, Marcel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 1 Dec 1966, 105-124     A panel discussion led by Marcel Faribault, President, Trust Général du Canada. Introduction to the panel discussion by Mr. Fowler, President, Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. The question for the panel discussion is: "If the federal and provincial governments are to look after their own affairs exclusively, why should not ...
    Text  Faribault, Marcel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 1 Dec 1966, 105-124   A panel discussion led by Marcel Faribault, President, Trust Général du Canada. Introduction to the panel discussion by Mr. Fowler, President, Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. The question for the ...
  • Canada at the Crossroads: Public Opinion and the National Unity Debate
    Text  Reid, Angus, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 28 Feb 1991, 316-330     The apparent crisis in national unity that confronts Canada. Some surprising results from two national polls on Canadians' reaction to the Meech Lake Agreement. Some analysis on how an issue with such "humble beginnings" (results of the polls, one taken in June of 1987 immediately after the deal was signed, ...
    Text  Reid, Angus, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 28 Feb 1991, 316-330   The apparent crisis in national unity that confronts Canada. Some surprising results from two national polls on Canadians' reaction to the Meech Lake Agreement. Some analysis on how an issue ...
  • Defending Our Rights and Freedoms
    Text  Bertrand, Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 30 Apr 1997, 1-7     Mr. Bertrand begins with a statement of his new philosophy since his resignation from the Parti Quebecois in February of 1985. Canada, learning to live together. An observation that problems in Ontario are similar to those in Quebec. The speaker's pride in Canada. The danger to Canada from attacks by ...
    Text  Bertrand, Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 30 Apr 1997, 1-7   Mr. Bertrand begins with a statement of his new philosophy since his resignation from the Parti Quebecois in February of 1985. Canada, learning to live together. An observation that problems ...
  • Recent Developments in Parliamentary Institutions
    Text  Borden, R.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Nov 1905, 62-72     The development during the past two centuries in Great Britain. On considering the system of government which we have today, remembering that the idealists of the 18th Century were aiming at exclusion from Parliament of those invested with executive power. The aim of the English statesmen of the 18th Century ...
    Text  Borden, R.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Nov 1905, 62-72   The development during the past two centuries in Great Britain. On considering the system of government which we have today, remembering that the idealists of the 18th Century were aiming ...
  • The Runaway Growth of Bureaucracy—A Serious Concern for Canada's Future
    Text  Rohmer, Colonel Richard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 14 Mar 1974, 276-285     A review of the Canadian government: how it is elected, how it operates, how it is structured, how policies are set, how policy decisions are implemented or executed and by whom. What Colonel Rohmer thinks Canadians believe about how they are governed as opposed to how they are actually governed. ...
    Text  Rohmer, Colonel Richard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 14 Mar 1974, 276-285   A review of the Canadian government: how it is elected, how it operates, how it is structured, how policies are set, how policy decisions are implemented or executed and by ...
  • An Alternative Government for Canada
    Text  Clark, Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 22 Apr 1976, 396-409     Mr. Clark's first areas of concern are what he perceives as two major developments of substance in terms of economic policy: the question of controls and the imposition of a form of controls that leave little room for consultation. This discussion is followed by the speaker's assertion that he regards ...
    Text  Clark, Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 22 Apr 1976, 396-409   Mr. Clark's first areas of concern are what he perceives as two major developments of substance in terms of economic policy: the question of controls and the imposition of a ...
  • Leadership in Canada Today
    Text  MacDonald, Miss Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 20 Nov 1975, 136-146     A critical review of the current government's record. Suggestions as to how Miss MacDonald's party would handle problems, particularly with regard to the economy. Criteria for effective leadership. What Canadians might expect from postive leadership. Miss MacDonald's qualifications as a leader.
    Text  MacDonald, Miss Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 20 Nov 1975, 136-146   A critical review of the current government's record. Suggestions as to how Miss MacDonald's party would handle problems, particularly with regard to the economy. Criteria for effective leadership. What Canadians ...
  • The Role of the Opposition in Parliament
    Text  Diefenbaker, John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 27 Oct 1949, 67-74     "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition" as a necessary part of our British Parliamentary system of government. Origins of the name "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition." The role of the Opposition. Some quotes regarding the function and nature of the Opposition. The speaker's view of the role and purpose of the Opposition. Views ...
    Text  Diefenbaker, John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 27 Oct 1949, 67-74   "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition" as a necessary part of our British Parliamentary system of government. Origins of the name "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition." The role of the Opposition. Some quotes ...
  • We Cannot Ignore the Past When Charting a Course for the Future
    Text  Bassett, The Hon. John, 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 understanding. A review of some recent ...
    Text  Bassett, The Hon. John, 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 ...
  • A Fresh Start for Canadians
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 25 Nov 1996, 231-245     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The need for a fresh start for Canada, and how it may be brought about. This address proceeds under the following headings: Historical Precedents; Key Questions; Key Questions for the Leaders of Toronto and Ontario; ...
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 25 Nov 1996, 231-245   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The need for a fresh start for Canada, and how it may be brought about. ...
  • A National Vision
    Text  McKenna, The Hon. Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 21 Feb 1991, 304-315     A response to the challenge of Prime Minister Mulroney the previous week on the important question of national unity. Two major fronts of uncertainty which Canada is currently facing: constitutional uncertainty and the lack of a national focus. Several "modest proposals" offered by the speaker. Mr. McKenna continues with a ...
    Text  McKenna, The Hon. Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 21 Feb 1991, 304-315   A response to the challenge of Prime Minister Mulroney the previous week on the important question of national unity. Two major fronts of uncertainty which Canada is currently facing: constitutional ...
  • Re-Confederation. A Test of Will
    Text  Mulroney, The Rt. Hon. Brian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 12 Feb 1991, 283-293     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The future of Canada. Working together on our prosperity and our unity. The need for change. Getting it right. The chance and challenge to create a modern, efficient and dynamic Canada for a new century. ...
    Text  Mulroney, The Rt. Hon. Brian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 12 Feb 1991, 283-293   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The future of Canada. Working together on our prosperity and our unity. The need for ...
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