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  • Tax! Tax! Tax!—The Canadian Tax Scene
    La Brie, F. Eugene, 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 recommendations that they ...
    La Brie, F. Eugene, 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 ...
  • Leadership in Canada Today
    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.
    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 ...
  • An Alternative Government for Canada
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • The Role of Opposition
    Copps, Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Apr 1988, 338-351     Criticism as the principal function of the Opposition. The role of criticism, and the role of a vigorous Opposition in parliament. Opposition in an historical context. The legitimacy of adversarial politics as recognized by both Diefenbaker and Pearson. A look at the operation of party discipline. The speaker as a ...
    Copps, Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Apr 1988, 338-351   Criticism as the principal function of the Opposition. The role of criticism, ...
  • Five Priorities for the Federal Government
    Martin, The Rt. Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 16 Apr 2004, 333-349     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. First, an announcement about Mr. Fadi Fadel who was taken hostage in Iraq. Reference to Sir Wilfrid Laurier's quote. How Canada must belong to the 21st century. Some challenges for Canadians and the Canadian government. ...
    Martin, The Rt. Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 16 Apr 2004, 333-349   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • "The Friendly Dictatorship"
    Simpson, Jeffrey C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 15 Nov 2001, 194-207     How Canada has become a one-party state. How "The Friendly Dictatorship is about how our system of government has evolved, and why Canadians are increasingly turned off by that sytem. Supporting evidence for that view. Finding a better balance among the objectives of democracy, transparency, accountability and representativeness. An explication ...
    Simpson, Jeffrey C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 15 Nov 2001, 194-207   How Canada has become a one-party state. How "The Friendly Dictatorship is ...
  • The Challenge of Canadian Federalism in the 1980s
    Chrétien, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Jan 1980, 177-188     Federalism, oil pricing, and the Tory budget. Critique of some of the present government's policies and strategies. A detailed and historical review of the energy situation. Nationalism vs. Provincialism. What the speaker's political party would do in the future.
    Chrétien, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Jan 1980, 177-188   Federalism, oil pricing, and the Tory budget. Critique of some of the ...
  • Canada after February 18, 1980
    McMurtry, The Honourable Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 6 Mar 1980, 280-292     A troubling mood within Canada, one of weary resignation. A party division in the House of Commons projected into an apparent national schism. Why we can't afford complacency. Complacency as a weapon for the Parti Québeécois. The belief in a future for Canada with Quebec. Rising to the challenge of ...
    McMurtry, The Honourable Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 6 Mar 1980, 280-292   A troubling mood within Canada, one of weary resignation. A party division ...
  • Ontario's Role in Confederation
    Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 5 Apr 1979, 306-315     A critical review of the federal government of Canada. What the electorate need and want from their governments. The problem of the excesses of pridefulness in power, rather than pride in one's country. The role of central government as guardian of the national interest. The lack of responsible national policy ...
    Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 5 Apr 1979, 306-315   A critical review of the federal government of Canada. What the electorate ...
  • Looking for Trouble
    Worthington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 11 Oct 1984, 61-78     Wide-ranging address with personal anecdotes, reminiscences, opinions, suggestions and comments on a variety of topics germaine to Canada; being a Canadian, Canadian politics and the economy. Some specific topics include the military and National Defence; the Veterans' Allowance scheme; the need for a new economic philosophy; foreign investment; the deficit ...
    Worthington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 11 Oct 1984, 61-78   Wide-ranging address with personal anecdotes, reminiscences, opinions, suggestions and comments on a ...
  • Canada and the Constitution
    Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 13 Oct 1992, 67-76     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An address focusing on three famous philosophical questions: If I'm not for myself, then who is for me? But if I am only for myself, then what am I? And, if not now, when? Discussion ...
    Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 13 Oct 1992, 67-76   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • Canada: Facing the Future
    Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 27 Jun 1991, 30-44     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. How Canada can be held together as a country. A sense of what the people of Canada want. Strengthening the spirit of Canada. Canada at risk: the crisis and the statistics that show the crisis. What ...
    Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 27 Jun 1991, 30-44   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal ...
  • Liberal Viewpoints
    Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 20 Oct 1986, 60-68     A joint meeting held with The Canadian Club of Toronto. Concerns about where the Mulroney Government is leading us. The speaker's agenda for the future of Canada. A critical review of some initiatives of the Mulroney government: tax reform and trade. Turner notes a lack of stability and predictability, rather ...
    Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 20 Oct 1986, 60-68   A joint meeting held with The Canadian Club of Toronto. Concerns about ...
  • Towards a New Business—Government Understanding in Canada
    Roberts, Stanley C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 22 Oct 1981, 58-71     An address to "propose a cease-fire in the ongoing skirmish between government and business … and to call for a new significant joint effort to reopen the dialogue between the private and public sectors in Canada." A "cold war" between government and business beginning in 1975 with some remarks from ...
    Roberts, Stanley C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 22 Oct 1981, 58-71   An address to "propose a cease-fire in the ongoing skirmish between government ...
  • Nationalism and Continentalism
    Hurtig, Mel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 5 Nov 1981, 85-100     A brief historical review of Canada over the last 50 years, especially politically and economically. The growth of foreign ownership. The lack of education about Canada in Canadian schools. Results of the speaker's survey with regard to knowledge about Canada by Canadian students. American culture pervading Canada. Transferring power away ...
    Hurtig, Mel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 5 Nov 1981, 85-100   A brief historical review of Canada over the last 50 years, especially ...
  • Conservatism—Myth and Reality
    Blaikie, Peter M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 10 Dec 1981, 150-169     Three topics: the budget, the economy, the country; spoken of in a personal way. A critical review of the current federal government. The attitudes behind the budget and why we have come in 1981 to that sort of position. Four disturbing elements of the budget. In summary: "a budget which ...
    Blaikie, Peter M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 10 Dec 1981, 150-169   Three topics: the budget, the economy, the country; spoken of in a ...
  • Hanging Together: Canada After Patriation
    Wells, The Honourable Thomas L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 18 Feb 1982, 273-287     The imminent British Parliament bill that will become the constitution of Canada. Canadians' misunderstanding of what the constitution will mean. Clearing up some misconceptions. The beginning of a new era for Canada. The isolation of Quebec, again. The need to continue efforts to keep Quebec as an integral part of ...
    Wells, The Honourable Thomas L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 18 Feb 1982, 273-287   The imminent British Parliament bill that will become the constitution of Canada. ...
  • Why Pay Twice? The Cost of Double Government
    McKeough, W. Darcy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 4 Mar 1982, 301-314     The way the affairs of Canadians are handled or mishandled within an antiquated government structure, and how that structure might be altered by the re-allocation of responsibilities. Problems in responsibilities being shared, or competed over, by two levels of government. An examination of the structure and how that might happen. ...
    McKeough, W. Darcy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 4 Mar 1982, 301-314   The way the affairs of Canadians are handled or mishandled within an ...
  • Canada in a Changing World
    MacDonald, The Honourable Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 4 Oct 1979, 17-34     The political realities of the world we live in: a short historical review and then a discussion of changes that have taken place and the realities of today. Some global events that have changed the world, such as the re-emergence of China onto the world stage, the demise of two ...
    MacDonald, The Honourable Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 4 Oct 1979, 17-34   The political realities of the world we live in: a short historical ...
  • Now is not Too Late
    Pitman, Walter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 19 Jan 1978, 216-228     An examination of the nature of Canada. A look back at our history of Empire. The role of Loyalists. The fulfilled dream of Confederation. The element of diversity. The Quebec Act. The failure of our country which is the relationship with Quebec. The changes to immigration policy in the 1960s. ...
    Pitman, Walter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 19 Jan 1978, 216-228   An examination of the nature of Canada. A look back at our ...
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