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The Handwriting On Parliament's Wall 
Text  MacLeod, Norman M., The Handwriting On Parliament's Wall, 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...
Tax! Tax! Tax!--The Canadian Tax Scene 
Text  La Brie, F. Eugene, Tax! Tax! Tax!--The Canadian Tax Scene, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 7 Dec 1967, 203-224  The speaker's point of view on matters of taxation in Canada together with his reasons for adoption of that point of view. The report of the Carter Royal Commission on Taxation. A concern that the breadth of the commissioners' actual investigation was still insufficient to justify the...
What's Good for the West 
Text  Fraser, John F., What's Good for the West, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 14 Apr 1988, 326-337  Some remarks on free trade. A brief overview of the current economic situation in the western provinces. The outcome of the next federal election. The speaker's impression of the broader, more fundamental issues concerning the West today, and their implication for the future of Canada. Growth in...
Malice in Blunderland 
Text  Fotheringham, Allan, Malice in Blunderland, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 25 Nov 1999, 172-179  Some personal and political history of the speaker and Western Canada. Witty and edgy comments about Canadian politics and politicians.
Free Enterprise 
Text  Hill, C. Bruce Esquire, Free Enterprise, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 1 Apr 1948, 327-335  The threat to the existence of Free Enterprise in the Dominion of Canada. Socialism as a threat to Canada, not only to the existence of Free Enterprise, but to the standard of living of every Canadian. A dismissal of Communism with a few words, so as not to confuse it with the issue at hand. The...
New Directions and New Choices for Canada 
Text  Charest, The Honourable Jean, New Directions and New Choices for Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 10 Apr 1997, 521-533  The upcoming election about who has a new vision for the future of Canada and a plan to take us there; about choices and the new approaches we need to take as a nation to secure a successful and prosperous future in the new global economy; about restoring a national government with the creativity...
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...
Canada 1986: New Realities 
Text  Drouin, Marie-Josée, Canada 1986: New Realities, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 13 Feb 1986, 248-263  An address focussing on broad economic and social trends, or on the "political economy." The need for Canadians to understand choices to be made, and the opinions underlying these choices, with regard to fiscal policy, social policy, and trade policy. Making correct choices dependant on the shared...
National Unity 
Text  Mulroney, The Rt. Hon. Brian, National Unity, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 25 Oct 1991, 178-190  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Constitutional choices to be made. Constitutional proposals put forward recently by the Government of Canada with a focus on priorities necessary to maintain economic prosperity. The federal government's approach to...
Energy and a Sense of Balance 
Text  Edge, C. Geoffrey, Energy and a Sense of Balance, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 15 Oct 1981, 36-57  A review of Canada's wealth of natural resources, similar to other parts of North and South America. Canada's difference lies in its political institutions and how they were developed, and the speaker outlines briefly and historically what those institutions are. The peaceful and constructive...
Challenge of a Multi-party Parliament--Assessing the Impact on Business 
Text  Hartt, Stanley H., Challenge of a Multi-party Parliament--Assessing the Impact on Business, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 25 Nov 1993, 205-221  A view of why the Liberals won the election, and why the Conservatives did not. A personal analysis of the electoral results. The challenges faced by Canadians: economic and constitutional. How the new government can make a difference. The unity challenge. The consequences of Meech Lake. The need...
Canada--Whither? 
Text  Diefenbaker, The Rt. Hon. John G., Canada--Whither?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 28 Mar 1968, 386-395  Some personal views and beliefs, indicative of the speaker's general philosophy. Some conclusions of the recent Federal-Provincial Conference. Some of the principles being advocated. Some of the speaker's views on other questions of constitutional amendment. A summation of the feelings, trends,...
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...
The Role of the Opposition in Parliament 
Text  Diefenbaker, John G., The Role of the Opposition in Parliament, 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 Building of a Nation 
Text  Thorson, J.T., The Building of a Nation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 10 Feb 1927, 18-28  Building a nation in this new land of Canada. Charged with a great responsibility with two functions to perform: as architects to draw the plans for a noble edifice, and as builders to carry out those plans in order that our building may endure. Using the materials at hand. Materials available in...
Quebec Old and New 
Text  Dumoulin, Jacques, Quebec Old and New, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 30 Mar 1944, 392-404  A history of Quebec and its people. The heroes of 1646, 1648 and 1649. Immigration and population of Quebec. The heroic story of capture and recapture, taking and retaking of strategic points. Colonists no longer French who became Canadian. The vigorous, youthful nation of the United States and...
Dinner in Honour of His Excellency, the Right Honourable Roland Michener C.C., C.D., Governor General of Canada 
Text  Michener, The Right Honourable Roland, Dinner in Honour of His Excellency, the Right Honourable Roland Michener C.C., C.D., Governor General of Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 19 Nov 1970, 130-149  Dinner in Honour of His Excellency, the Right Honourable Roland Michener C.C., C.D., Governor General of Canada. Musical programme by The 7th Toronto Regiment Band--Royal Canadian Artillery, Directed by Capt. Geo. MacRae. Pipe Major John Wakefield, C.D., Toronto Scottish Regiment. Toast to the...
Canadian Unity 
Text  Pearson, The Right Honourable Lester B., Canadian Unity, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 15 Oct 1964, 35-46  The need to have institutions and procedures and symbols to emphasize our Canadian status, our separate identity as a nation. The traditional and the national factors in Canada's development. A few observations about the recent visit of the Queen to Canada. Some threats associated with that visit...
Proportional Representation 
Text  Humphreys, John H., Proportional Representation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 3 Feb 1916, 62-75  This war giving rise to a spirit of devotion to the welfare of the nation such as has never been known before, lifting the British nation to a higher plane of development. Parliament figuring in all such questions. Criticism of the working of Parliamentary institutions, much of it justified. A...
The Empire, Canada and the Provinces, 1949 
Text  Garson, Honourable Stuart S., The Empire, Canada and the Provinces, 1949, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 19 Jan 1950, 170-182  The role of public opinion in determining the personnel, and to a large extent, the policies of government. The importance of public opinion with respect to the major issues of the day. The major issue of the relationship of the federal and provincial governments to one another, towards our...
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