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  • Energy and a Sense of Balance
    Edge, C. Geoffrey, 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 nature of that development is, the ...
    Edge, C. Geoffrey, 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 ...
  • Challenge of a Multi-party Parliament—Assessing the Impact on Business
    Hartt, Stanley H., 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 for political ...
    Hartt, Stanley H., 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 ...
  • Canada—Whither?
    Diefenbaker, The Rt. Hon. John G., 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, aspirations, and sentiments of the Canadian people as the ...
    Diefenbaker, The Rt. Hon. John G., 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 ...
  • Can We Achieve Canadian Unity?
    Harvey, Monsieur Jean-Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 19 Jan 1939, 184-199     The issue of Canadian unity made problematic in that we are not all of the same character. A remarriage in 1759. Most disagreements or misunderstandings grounded on prejudice or ignorance, neither of which can be eliminated at a stroke. The lack of surprise that there are misunderstandings existing between Quebec ...
    Harvey, Monsieur Jean-Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 19 Jan 1939, 184-199   The issue of Canadian unity made problematic in that we are not ...
  • The Public and the Politicians
    O'Leary, Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 30 Mar 1933, 143-155     Public challenge to public life. The word "politician" as a term of reproach. Why politics has fallen into disrepute. The growing propensity among all of us to question, to criticize, to misrepresent and to vilify the politicians as a class. Change brought about by the War. How much of this ...
    O'Leary, Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 30 Mar 1933, 143-155   Public challenge to public life. The word "politician" as a term of ...
  • Competing in the Twenty-First Century: Our Challenges
    Beaudoin, Laurent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 9 Dec 1996, 280-289     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Evidence that the hard work of the last few difficult years has placed our economy on the right track. The question of how we can make sure the economy keeps growing and Canada remains competitive ...
    Beaudoin, Laurent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 9 Dec 1996, 280-289   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • The Economy: 1984-1988
    Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 15 Feb 1988, 238-248     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The government's strategy for recovery and agenda for economic renewal set out 3-1/2 years ago when they took office. A review of what that strategy and agenda were. A discussion in response to the question ...
    Wilson, The Hon. Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 15 Feb 1988, 238-248   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • A Nova Scotian View of Confederation
    Stanfield, The Hon. Robert L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 24 Nov 1966, 95-104     The speaker's personal views, not a representation of the traditional attitude of Nova Scotia towards Confederation, nor a representation of the general view in his province. Nova Scotia's traditional reservations about Confederation, with some background. Nova Scotia's viewpoint within Confederation as Mr. Macdonald saw it in 1938 (a quote) and ...
    Stanfield, The Hon. Robert L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 24 Nov 1966, 95-104   The speaker's personal views, not a representation of the traditional attitude of ...
  • Business and Government in Relation to our Economy
    Winters, Hon. R.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 21 Mar 1966, 276-288     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The subject of business and Government, and a few of the speaker's current impressions. The speaker's belief that private enterprise is the economic system best able to provide the standard of living sought by Canadians; ...
    Winters, Hon. R.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 21 Mar 1966, 276-288   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • Imperial Legacy
    Hughes, The Hon. Mr. Justice S.H.S., 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. Britain's imperial organization after the ...
    Hughes, The Hon. Mr. Justice S.H.S., 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 ...
  • The Anxious Years: Politics in the Age of Mulroney and Chrétien
    Simpson, Jeffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 31 Oct 1996, 171-183     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. 1973 as the start of what the speaker has called in his book "The Anxious Years," a collection of columns that deals with the Mulroney and Chrétien years and which tries to suggest in various ...
    Simpson, Jeffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 31 Oct 1996, 171-183   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • Canada—A Community of Communities
    Megarry, A. Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 9 Mar 1989, 271-284     Canada as a "Community of Communities"—a phrase coined by Joe Clark and what the speaker purports our country to be today. A look at the roots of this Community of Communities in order to better understand it. A brief "cross-country" historical review of our major communities, examining regional differences and ...
    Megarry, A. Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 9 Mar 1989, 271-284   Canada as a "Community of Communities"—a phrase coined by Joe Clark and ...
  • The Building of a Nation
    Thorson, J.T., 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 ...
    Thorson, J.T., 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 ...
  • Quebec Old and New
    Dumoulin, Jacques, 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 how it ...
    Dumoulin, Jacques, 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 ...
  • Dinner in Honour of His Excellency, the Right Honourable Roland Michener C.C., C.D., Governor General of Canada
    Michener, The Right Honourable Roland, 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 Empire Club of Canada by Mr. H.N.R. ...
    Michener, The Right Honourable Roland, 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., ...
  • Canadian Unity
    Pearson, The Right Honourable Lester B., 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 and how that ...
    Pearson, The Right Honourable Lester B., 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 ...
  • Challenges We Have Met and Challenges Ahead
    Nankivell, Neville, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 11 Jan 1990, 148-157     Examples of the crucial turning points in the political and economic life in Canada: positives and problems. Putting the issues in perspective: a review of recent and current events including Meech Lake, high interest rates; the Free Trade agreement. A few facts about the positives, such as net new job ...
    Nankivell, Neville, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 11 Jan 1990, 148-157   Examples of the crucial turning points in the political and economic life ...
  • What is Wrong with Parliament?
    Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117     Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The sense of aversion that's been expressed to a book written about a living public figure. The uniqueness of that response to Canada. Criticism about the title. The speaker's three reasons for his choice of title. Response to other ...
    Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117   Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The ...
  • Where Canada?—From An Albertan's Point of View
    Lougheed, E.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 17 Mar 1966, 265-275     Where Canada is heading from the point of view of an Albertan. A brief sketch of Alberta, and the Alberta scene today. Then, a detailed response to two questions: What sort of a perspective and outlook has this new Alberta? Where Canada? The response to the second question includes a ...
    Lougheed, E.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 17 Mar 1966, 265-275   Where Canada is heading from the point of view of an Albertan. ...
  • What's Good for the West
    Fraser, John F., 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 most western provinces ...
    Fraser, John F., 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 ...
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