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Meeting the Canadian Challenge 
Text  Redfern, John D., Meeting the Canadian Challenge, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 14 Nov 1985, 134-146  The speaker's concern and frustration with the low level of appreciation we have for our current environment, and our somewhat gloomy expectations for the future. Meeting the Canadian challenge. The lack of appreciation of reality, caused by the post-war period, leaving a "legacy of expensive...
Multiculturalism, National Unity and the Canadian Economy 
Text  Cafik, The Honourable Norman A., Multiculturalism, National Unity and the Canadian Economy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 6 Apr 1978, 364-378  The Commonwealth as precursor of the policy of multiculturalism, and how that is so. Canada's multicultural policy as a pragmatic policy stemming from an awareness of the reality of Canada where at least 30% of the people are of neither English nor of French extraction. Implementation of the...
Peace, Freedom, Social Justice--Indivisible Values 
Text  Reuther, Dr. Walter P., Peace, Freedom, Social Justice--Indivisible Values, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 11 Oct 1955, 26-42  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's belief that we can all agree that peace in the world in which we live is an indivisible value and that Canada, the United States or any other part of the world can enjoy peace only if peace is universal....
Canada's Problems in Relief and Assistance 
Text  Whitton, Miss Charlotte, Canada's Problems in Relief and Assistance, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 19 Mar 1936, 306-320  Canada's problems in welfare and assistance restricted neither to urban nor rural areas, to east nor west, to north nor south. An illustrative anecdote to convey the nature and extent of Canada's challenge in the problem of maternal care and of infant mortality. The record of various major health...
Labour's Prime Concerns Today 
Text  MacDonald, Donald, Labour's Prime Concerns Today, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 31 Oct 1968, 35-47  Sharp differences of opinion and various forms of conflict seemingly the order of the day. The trade union movement's involvement in such areas of difference. A discussion of some of the matters that are of the greatest concern to the trade union movement at the moment. Hoping to explain the trade...
Canada--A Community of Communities 
Text  Megarry, A. Roy, Canada--A Community of Communities, 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...
A Co-operative Response to Challenge 
Text  McDougall, Barbara, A Co-operative Response to Challenge, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 20 Apr 1989, 341-351  A new labour force development strategy for Canada. The need to devote our resources actively to equip Canada's labour force for the emerging challenges of the 1990s and beyond. Making tough choices. Impacts on regions, industries, and individual workers. Remarks directed to the private sector,...
Canadian Sovereignty in a Global Economy: Can the National Dream Survive? 
Text  Barlow, Maude, Canadian Sovereignty in a Global Economy: Can the National Dream Survive?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 15 Nov 1990, 142-155  Canada's dream of a sovereign nation. How Canada was built. The need for sharing and our understanding of the need for community-based entrepreneurial action and the distribution of wealth and opportunities. Why and how Canadian Crown corporations were conceived. Our complex network of social...
The Canadian Idea 
Text  Segal, Hugh, The Canadian Idea, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 31 Jan 1991, 262-270  Some fundamental questions for Canada. What is Canada committed to as a nation that sets it apart from others? What do we offer those who live here, who do business here, who build their lives here that is unique and special and important? What is the qualitative difference that we bring to this...
Nationalism and Continentalism 
Text  Hurtig, Mel, Nationalism and Continentalism, 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...
The Canadian Dream--We Must Wake Up to Enjoy It 
Text  de Grandpré, A. Jean, The Canadian Dream--We Must Wake Up to Enjoy It, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 14 Jan 1982, 194-210  The "Canadian Dream" of freedom, prosperity and opportunity for their families. Assets and blessings of Canada, including our natural resources; the parliamentary system of government; our proximity to the United States. A list of successful industries and businesses in Canada. Some liabilities,...
How Socio-Economic Changes Affect Bell Canada Enterprises 
Text  Cyr, J.V. Raymond, How Socio-Economic Changes Affect Bell Canada Enterprises, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 29 Jan 1987, 242-249  The significance of current socio-economic changes in Canada, against the background of changes that are affecting the speaker's industry. Concern with the "increasing degree to which we, as a nation, have become dependent on the services sector of our economy," with examples and remarks as to the...
Some Comments After One Year's Contemplation 
Text  Robarts, The Honourable John P., Some Comments After One Year's Contemplation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 20 Apr 1972, 400-413  Personal views and comments, with anecdotes by The Honourable John Robarts, just over one year after leaving a 20-year career in government. A view of Canada's basic problem as one of unity over a huge land mass. Regionalism. Strikes as a weapon to disrupt society. Other observations about youth,...
The More Exciting Canada 
Text  Blair, S. Robert, The More Exciting Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 27 Jan 1977, 209-223  A review of Canada's recent history and society, particularly in terms of the economy. The new exciting Canada which "likely contains much opportunity to arrange a more interesting and deserving place to live." What it is not a time for. Time, rather, to "get it together." Canada's distinctions. A...
Poverty in Canada 
Text  Croll, The Honourable David A., Poverty in Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 27 Jan 1972, 191-204  The Economic Council of Canada and statistics on poverty in Canada. Endeavours of the Senate of Canada to suggest a remedial process. A description of the Senate's methods and results of a study on poverty over the last three years. Factors effecting poverty. A descriptive understanding of...
The Future is Not What it Used to Be 
Text  Baird, Charles F., The Future is Not What it Used to Be, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 30 Apr 1981, 382-395  An examination of some of the "major characteristics of change that will face Canada and the world in the 1980s." The economic future of the Western industrial countries is not optimistic in the medium-term outlook. Basic problems facing policy makers are "the high cost of unemployment and...
The Cultural Revolution 
Text  Campbell, The Honourable Alexander B., The Cultural Revolution, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 8 Nov 1973, 94-105  An answer to a student's letter requesting information for a school project. The issue of topic is the cultural and economic environment, and a change in attitude towards Canadian and regional culture. A consideration of our style and quality of life. A move away from the past "apologetic" nature...
Investing in Children is an Excellent Return on Investment 
Text  Stewart, The Hon. Jane, Investing in Children is an Excellent Return on Investment, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 27 Mar 2003, 381-393  Issues addressed at the Empire Club of Canada. Turning our attention to social policy. The speaker's responsibilities as Minister of Human Resources Development Canada. Views around why a continued investment in social policy is so important for Canada as we enter the new millennium. How good...
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