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  • A Norseman Died in Ontario 900 Years Ago
    Text  Curran, J.W. (Jim), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 10 Nov 1938, 96-109     Early Norse activity about a thousand years ago in America. The significance of this activity. How the speaker became involved in this field of study. Some background history beginning with the Viking age which lasted from about 800 to 1100. The speaker's theory that the Icelandic settlers who went to ...
    Text  Curran, J.W. (Jim), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 10 Nov 1938, 96-109   Early Norse activity about a thousand years ago in America. The significance of this activity. How the speaker became involved in this field of study. Some background history beginning with ...
  • The Old Romance in Canada
    Text  Nelson, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 22 Nov 1928, 256-269     *Preoccupation of late in Canada with regard to her status; the inability of leaders to agree upon a definition of it. Recalling some services rendered us by other races, services too often forgotten by us, and mentioning some debts due them which we should acknowledge, even if we cannot pay. ...
    Text  Nelson, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 22 Nov 1928, 256-269   *Preoccupation of late in Canada with regard to her status; the inability of leaders to agree upon a definition of it. Recalling some services rendered us by other races, services ...
  • Canada and the Spirit of General Wolfe
    Text  Waugh, Prof. W.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 25 Nov 1926, 277-288     The upcoming 200-year anniversary of James Wolfe's birth in Westerham in Kent. The widespread tendency these days to belittle the claim of General Wolfe as to his share in the conquest of Canada. Ways in which such criticisms are exaggerated and some of them totally false. A discussion and review ...
    Text  Waugh, Prof. W.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 25 Nov 1926, 277-288   The upcoming 200-year anniversary of James Wolfe's birth in Westerham in Kent. The widespread tendency these days to belittle the claim of General Wolfe as to his share in the ...
  • Canadian Unity
    Text  Stuart, Sir Campbell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 4 Dec 1924, 347-356     The speaker's work of making better known the story of Canada; the story of its past. Proving that there is enough statesmanship and enough courage to carry on and carry through, and to follow the Fathers of Confederation in their ambition to build a united Canada, and not a league ...
    Text  Stuart, Sir Campbell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 4 Dec 1924, 347-356   The speaker's work of making better known the story of Canada; the story of its past. Proving that there is enough statesmanship and enough courage to carry on and carry ...
  • Wolfe and Montcalm
    Text  Wrong, Professor George M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 24 Feb 1927, 39-39     A few explanatory remarks followed by a film representation of the siege and capture of Quebec by the British under General Wolfe.
    Text  Wrong, Professor George M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 24 Feb 1927, 39-39   A few explanatory remarks followed by a film representation of the siege and capture of Quebec by the British under General Wolfe.
  • Culturing Canadian Patriotism
    Text  Bowles, Rev. R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 3 Apr 1924, 166-173     Talking about a sentiment. The nature of patriotism. Patriotism as a natural instinct. The culture of Canadian Patriotism. The lack of instruction about patriotism when the speaker was in school. Canada's history as a pioneer history. Today, reaping the benefits of those terrible struggles and privations of our fathers. Some ...
    Text  Bowles, Rev. R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 3 Apr 1924, 166-173   Talking about a sentiment. The nature of patriotism. Patriotism as a natural instinct. The culture of Canadian Patriotism. The lack of instruction about patriotism when the speaker was in school. ...
  • The Canadian Experience: Lessons from the Canadian History Project
    Text  Starowicz, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 28 Jun 2001, 89-104     The extraordinary four years which brought together 100 historians, created a joint French-English unit of the best journalists and cameramen, and embarked on an improbable journey. History as a very powerful instrument, and how that is so. Canadians' attitude to their history. History as the process of sorting out the ...
    Text  Starowicz, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 28 Jun 2001, 89-104   The extraordinary four years which brought together 100 historians, created a joint French-English unit of the best journalists and cameramen, and embarked on an improbable journey. History as a very ...
  • Who Killed Canadian History?
    Text  Granatstein, Dr. Jack L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 17 Sep 1998, 91-98     The success of the speaker's book "Who Killed Canadian History?" Why the speaker became interested in the idea of doing this book. Two very different events that made him fell that he had to do this. Some of the speaker's background. What history is about and why it matters. Effects ...
    Text  Granatstein, Dr. Jack L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 17 Sep 1998, 91-98   The success of the speaker's book "Who Killed Canadian History?" Why the speaker became interested in the idea of doing this book. Two very different events that made him fell ...
  • We Cannot Ignore the Past When Charting a Course for the Future
    Text  Bassett, The Hon. John, 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 understanding. A review of some recent ...
    Text  Bassett, The Hon. John, 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 ...
  • Canada at the Grave of Wolfe
    Text  Wade, F.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 10 Nov 1910, 80-88     Realizing the debt we owe to General Wolfe. A glance for a moment at some of the incidents of the Seven Years' War. First, the characters in the drama. France's claim in American before the Seven Years' War. The English Colonies at that time. If Napoleon had succeeded at the ...
    Text  Wade, F.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 10 Nov 1910, 80-88   Realizing the debt we owe to General Wolfe. A glance for a moment at some of the incidents of the Seven Years' War. First, the characters in the drama. France's ...
  • Canadian Sentiment Before and After Confederation
    Text  Sulte, Benjamin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 14 Jan 1904, 38-42     A turning point at the moment Confederation was enacted. A Canadian sentiment in existence three centuries ago: an historical review. Creating two new Canadas. The first talk about Confederation. The key to Confederation. Canadians, joining together with a declaration of patriotism and sentiment. Other provinces coming in: British Columbia, Prince ...
    Text  Sulte, Benjamin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 14 Jan 1904, 38-42   A turning point at the moment Confederation was enacted. A Canadian sentiment in existence three centuries ago: an historical review. Creating two new Canadas. The first talk about Confederation. The ...
  • MacDonald's Greatness in His Times
    Text  Morton, Dr. William L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 28 Jan 1965, 184-195     The greatness of John A. Macdonald. Canada's reluctance to recognize its own. The "cautious mediocrity" that is Canadian. Seeing Macdonald in relation to his times. An exploration of Macdonald's times. A greater understanding of why he brought to the work of Confederation the large and national view that he did. ...
    Text  Morton, Dr. William L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 28 Jan 1965, 184-195   The greatness of John A. Macdonald. Canada's reluctance to recognize its own. The "cautious mediocrity" that is Canadian. Seeing Macdonald in relation to his times. An exploration of Macdonald's times. ...
  • Three Hundred Years
    Text  Amory, Rt. Hon. Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 4 Mar 1971, 292-308     A few remarks about the Commonwealth and the future of the Commonwealth. The history of the Hudson Bay Company, from which the speaker has retired from being the Governor. Some personal reminiscences. The recording of the company's history in 27 volumes, with another four or five to come, and with ...
    Text  Amory, Rt. Hon. Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 4 Mar 1971, 292-308   A few remarks about the Commonwealth and the future of the Commonwealth. The history of the Hudson Bay Company, from which the speaker has retired from being the Governor. Some ...
  • The Experience of An American Soldier in the War of 1812-14
    Text  Riddell, Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 Nov 1913, 60-78     The good it would do us to have some knowledge of how another looked upon our land and some of its inhabitants a hundred years ago. To that end, the speaker tells the story of Samuel, White, of Adams County, Pennsylvania, published at Baltimore in 1830, with the title "History ...
    Text  Riddell, Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 Nov 1913, 60-78   The good it would do us to have some knowledge of how another looked upon our land and some of its inhabitants a hundred years ago. To that end, the ...
  • The Next Hundred Years
    Text  Kierans, Eric, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 9 Nov 1967, 156-169     Canada must do better. The three major factors of population growth, educated people, expanding knowledge and science common to all nations. The challenge in Canada of the "French Fact." The real revolution in Quebec: what has been going on inside Quebec since the death of Mr. Duplessis. The French Fact ...
    Text  Kierans, Eric, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 9 Nov 1967, 156-169   Canada must do better. The three major factors of population growth, educated people, expanding knowledge and science common to all nations. The challenge in Canada of the "French Fact." The ...
  • How and Why is Canada British?
    Text  Riddell, Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Oct 1912, 29-48     The importance of the fact that Canada is British, particularly for the future of the English-speaking world. The difference between Canada's people and the people to the south of her as what fixed the destiny of Canada. The lack of explanation as to why the English adventurers, after they had ...
    Text  Riddell, Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Oct 1912, 29-48   The importance of the fact that Canada is British, particularly for the future of the English-speaking world. The difference between Canada's people and the people to the south of her ...
  • Canada Within the Empire
    Text  Newbitt, Hon. Wallace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 8 Dec 1921, 331-351     Comments on Canada's willingness to protect the Mother Country. A sketch of the growth of Canada up to Confederation. The unrest among the farmers of the Northwest and throughout Ontario, and reasons for it. The Reciprocity Treaty of 1840 and the resulting jump in exports. Confederation in 1867. The purchase ...
    Text  Newbitt, Hon. Wallace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 8 Dec 1921, 331-351   Comments on Canada's willingness to protect the Mother Country. A sketch of the growth of Canada up to Confederation. The unrest among the farmers of the Northwest and throughout Ontario, ...
  • Canada and the Future
    Text  Mansbridge, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 20 Jun 2002, 61-70     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch. Why we should feel confident about the future. Affects of September 11. Relating that to the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Remembering the heros of that time. Canada's 20th century. Canadians in 2002. Some remarkable ...
    Text  Mansbridge, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 20 Jun 2002, 61-70   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch. Why we should feel confident about the future. Affects of September 11. Relating that ...
  • Juno, Where Citizen Soldiers From Canada Made History
    Text  Barris, Ted, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 27 May 2004, 418-433     The speaker introduced his address as a talk "about a generation of Canadians, that 60 years ago, gave every person who ever gave a speech here (since 1945) the freedom to do so. He read excerpts from his book "Juno: Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944" and also showed footage ...
    Text  Barris, Ted, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 27 May 2004, 418-433   The speaker introduced his address as a talk "about a generation of Canadians, that 60 years ago, gave every person who ever gave a speech here (since 1945) the freedom ...
  • Those Things We Treasure
    Text  Diefenbaker, The Right Honourable John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 9 Mar 1972, 296-311     Humorous and anecdotal review of Mr. Diefenbaker's experiences as a Canadian politician. A historical viewpoint with a focus on what has changed for the worse. Many topics are covered. Some highlights follow. A belief that Canada's institutions and constitutional principles are being challenged from within. A defense of the monarchy. ...
    Text  Diefenbaker, The Right Honourable John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 9 Mar 1972, 296-311   Humorous and anecdotal review of Mr. Diefenbaker's experiences as a Canadian politician. A historical viewpoint with a focus on what has changed for the worse. Many topics are covered. Some ...
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