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  • The Men and Women of the Canadian Armed Forces
    Hillier, General Rick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 11 Apr 2006, 438-457     Some personal reminiscences. Some facts and figures about the Canadian Armed Forces. An introduction to three people who the speaker introduces as heroes of our country. The stories of Master Seaman Marc Miller; Master Corporal Norman Penny; Master Corporal Doug Van Tassel. Next an introduction to some of the great ...
    Hillier, General Rick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 11 Apr 2006, 438-457   Some personal reminiscences. Some facts and figures about the Canadian Armed Forces. ...
  • Action '73—Canadian Maritime Forces—Aircraft, Ships, and Submarines
    MacGillivray, Cdr. D.N., Pickering, Lt.-Col. A., and Wood, Cdr. J.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 1 Mar 1973, 261-276     Addresses and audio-visual presentation. Introduction by Lt.-Col. Pickering: Canada is a Maritime nation. Current problems facing Canada. Maritime Command one of six within the Canadian Armed Forces with headquarters in Halifax. Commander McGillivray describes the surface operations. Lt.-Col. Pickering reviews air oprations, and Commander Wood details submarine operations. All reviews ...
    MacGillivray, Cdr. D.N., Pickering, Lt.-Col. A., and Wood, Cdr. J.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 1 Mar 1973, 261-276   Addresses and audio-visual presentation. Introduction by Lt.-Col. Pickering: Canada is a Maritime ...
  • Updating Defence Policy
    Collenette, The Hon. David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 4 Nov 1994, 389-406     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. A month of remembrance in a year of anniversaries. Some personal remembrances by the speaker. Celebrating this week before November 11 as a portion of the debt we owe to the past. How the speaker ...
    Collenette, The Hon. David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 4 Nov 1994, 389-406   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian ...
  • Canadians in the Imperial Military  Service
    Benson, Lieut.-General F.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 6 Apr 1905, 228-233     The career of the very distinguished officer Major-General C.W. Robinson of Toronto who was an example to the speaker. Many other gentlemen who have gone from Canada and who have entered the Imperial Service. Stories of a few of these men. The speaker's experience as a cadet entering Sandhurst in ...
    Benson, Lieut.-General F.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 6 Apr 1905, 228-233   The career of the very distinguished officer Major-General C.W. Robinson of Toronto ...
  • The Role of the Land Forces in Modern Warfare
    Simonds, Lieutenant General Guy G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 14 Feb 1952, 241-249     The speaker's recent return from a trip to Korea. What he saw in Canada's Brigade there. The 27th Canadian Brigade in Europe. The creation of two replacement brigades in Canada to provide necessary reinforcements. Making provision for the rotation of our European Force. The role of the Reserve Army. The ...
    Simonds, Lieutenant General Guy G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 14 Feb 1952, 241-249   The speaker's recent return from a trip to Korea. What he saw ...
  • National Defence: A Little Common Sense
    Morton, Desmond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 17 Apr 2002, 500-512     A by-product of the events of September 11. Reasons for the shock. Our politicians -- aroused to military problems they could grasp. Some steps taken, and some complications with those steps. Modern warfare. Canadian expectations. The need for money for innovation. Some recent history of the Canadian forces, including some ...
    Morton, Desmond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 17 Apr 2002, 500-512   A by-product of the events of September 11. Reasons for the shock. ...
  • Our New Defence Policy
    Graham, The Hon. Bill, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 22 Apr 2005, 346-360     Nine months since the speaker became the Minister of National Defence. An exciting and historic time for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian forces and how that is so. Work performed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces. The future for the Armed Forces. The budget ...
    Graham, The Hon. Bill, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 22 Apr 2005, 346-360   Nine months since the speaker became the Minister of National Defence. An ...
  • Canada's Defence Forces
    Alexander, Brigadier R.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 20 Apr 1939, 377-392     A picture of Canada's defence forces. Canada's defence forces today consisting of naval, military and air forces functioning separately under their own laws, but controlled and administered under the Minister of National Defence, assisted by a Council, representative of all the services. Some details of administrative structure in the three ...
    Alexander, Brigadier R.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 20 Apr 1939, 377-392   A picture of Canada's defence forces. Canada's defence forces today consisting of ...
  • Canada's Defence Reorganization
    Hellyer, The Honourable Paul T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 18 Feb 1965, 217-231     Some of the basic arguments in favour of integration of Canada's armed forces. A brief summary of progress to date. Three steps to take: to bring the past up to the present, i.e., to arrange for the stockpiling of warheads for the weapons systems already acquired for our armed forces; ...
    Hellyer, The Honourable Paul T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 18 Feb 1965, 217-231   Some of the basic arguments in favour of integration of Canada's armed ...
  • Challenges and Choices
    The Honourable Douglas Young, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 2 Dec 1996, 259-267     Identifying the developments that are likely to shape the challenges for global security in the initial years of the next century. Evidence of geopolitical manoeuvering with the United States, Russia, China and the European Community, among others, re-evaluating their roles in an uncertain world: a short review. A number of ...
    The Honourable Douglas Young, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 2 Dec 1996, 259-267   Identifying the developments that are likely to shape the challenges for global ...
  • The Need for Canadian Military Preparation
    Crerar, General H.D.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 25 Apr 1946, 370-381     The dominant need for the maintenance by Canada, now and in the future, of adequate, efficient Armed Forces, and of the means and machinery required for the speedy military mobilization of all the resources of this country, should resort to war again be the only alternative to a shameful submission. ...
    Crerar, General H.D.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 25 Apr 1946, 370-381   The dominant need for the maintenance by Canada, now and in the ...
  • The Efficiency of the Canadian Militia for Defence
    Otter, Major. Gen. Sir William D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Jan 1914, 110-121     The speaker's personal experience and background with the Canadian Militia over upwards of fifty years. The aim and task of this address to place before the audience this important subject in as clear and lucid a manner as possible, without bias or exaggeration or any reflection upon the many ardent ...
    Otter, Major. Gen. Sir William D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Jan 1914, 110-121   The speaker's personal experience and background with the Canadian Militia over upwards ...
  • The Record of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade
    Seely, The Rt. Honourable J.E.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1921), 4 Oct 1920, 324-343     The very thrilling story of the Canadian Cavalry. How this brigade was formed; some actions that it did. The speaker’s command of this brigade. A crisis in the war after a period of training. Canada’s knack for being present at almost every crisis. The wicked act by the Germans of ...
    Seely, The Rt. Honourable J.E.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1921), 4 Oct 1920, 324-343   The very thrilling story of the Canadian Cavalry. How this brigade was ...
  • Condensed Militarism in Canada
    Hunter, Captain A.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 15 Dec 1904, 61-67     The differences between Militia, and Militarism. A few illustrations of Militarism, which is better than defining it. The virus of Militarism in Canada. The two main requisites to prepare any nation for defence: time and money. Dollars spent in Canada on useless military things as dollars stolen from the defence ...
    Hunter, Captain A.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 15 Dec 1904, 61-67   The differences between Militia, and Militarism. A few illustrations of Militarism, which ...
  • Canada's Defence—How and Who?
    Malone, Richard S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 6 Oct 1966, 1-14     The rather complex subject of integration of Canada's armed forces. An exploration of some aspects of the integration issue. The speaker's support for a high degree of integration for Canada's forces, but not an all-out unification down to the level of operational or combat units. Negative consequences of such an ...
    Malone, Richard S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 6 Oct 1966, 1-14   The rather complex subject of integration of Canada's armed forces. An exploration ...
  • Meeting the Threat at Home and Abroad
    Danson, The Honourable Barnett, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 24 Nov 1977, 122-140     Now the largest military buildup in history. The disturbing fact of this buildup. Differences now and in 1938-39. Some numbers. The size of Canada's forces. Details of Canada's forces. A brief overview of the future of our defences. Canada's military priorities. A discussion of non-military priorities. The irrational war between ...
    Danson, The Honourable Barnett, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 24 Nov 1977, 122-140   Now the largest military buildup in history. The disturbing fact of this ...
  • Armed Forces and Détente
    Dextraze, General J.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 24 Nov 1976, 110-120     The defence of the western way of life with détente in perspective. The requirement to defend democratic institutions in the world today. Why the Western world needs to maintain large, professional Armed Forces. The necessity to spend billions of dollars annually on military personnel and equipment. The need to maintain ...
    Dextraze, General J.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 24 Nov 1976, 110-120   The defence of the western way of life with détente in perspective. ...
  • Greetings and Tributes to Old Comrades in Arms: The Prospect for the Future
    French, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 29 May 1922, 172-180     Some personal background of the speaker, and reminiscences of previous visits to Canada and Toronto. Remembering Sir Frederick Borden, Minister of Militia at the time the speaker knew him. The part played by the soldiers of Canada in the war. Recalling April 26, 1915, Ypres. Personal recollections of Canada's now ...
    French, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 29 May 1922, 172-180   Some personal background of the speaker, and reminiscences of previous visits to ...
  • Canadians in Afghanistan
    Fraser, BGen. David A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 30 May 2007, 432-444     The speaker's reference to his comman of 2,500 great men and women from Canada. What they have done, and what they did while he was there. No discussion of why we were there - that as a question for the audience to answer for themselves. The presentation proceeded as a ...
    Fraser, BGen. David A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 30 May 2007, 432-444   The speaker's reference to his comman of 2,500 great men and women ...
  • A Short Review of my Visit to the European Manoeuvres
    Hughes, Col. The Honourable Sam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 14 Nov 1913, 79-90     The speaker's view of how money had in the past been spent on the militia. Conceiving the idea of establishing the cadet corps on a universal basis throughout the Dominion. Response to the idea, particularly in Quebec. The effect of the drill halls in Canada. Comments on military training. Training ...
    Hughes, Col. The Honourable Sam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 14 Nov 1913, 79-90   The speaker's view of how money had in the past been spent ...
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