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  • Making Canada Work
    Text  Crispo, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 8 Oct 1992, 58-66     A discussion and review of various issues and aspects of Canada, especially the Canadian political scene which express the speaker's concerns about what is happening in his country. Some topics covered include the following. The negativism in Canada. The Meech Lake Accord. The Charlottetown Accord. Who will speak for Canada ...
    Text  Crispo, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 8 Oct 1992, 58-66   A discussion and review of various issues and aspects of Canada, especially the Canadian political scene which express the speaker's concerns about what is happening in his country. Some topics ...
  • The Final Decade: The Outlook for Canada
    Text  Mauro, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 26 Sep 1991, 129-139     A discussion of the major issues that the speaker feels will dominate the final decade of the twentieth century: the environment, the new Europe, and domestic restructuring. The relationship between good business and good environmental practices. The implications of the economic union in Europe. The need to assist the economic ...
    Text  Mauro, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 26 Sep 1991, 129-139   A discussion of the major issues that the speaker feels will dominate the final decade of the twentieth century: the environment, the new Europe, and domestic restructuring. The relationship between ...
  • Liberty, Unity and Prosperity
    Text  Manning, The Hon. E.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 3 Nov 1966, 54-64     Canada entering its Centennial year. The circumstances under which Canadians are ending their first century. Future prospects of a strong and enduring national unity in Canada: a serious concern. The proposition from the speaker that national situations of this kind do not correct themselves. Agreeing on common goals. Two necessary ...
    Text  Manning, The Hon. E.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 3 Nov 1966, 54-64   Canada entering its Centennial year. The circumstances under which Canadians are ending their first century. Future prospects of a strong and enduring national unity in Canada: a serious concern. The ...
  • Dear Mr. Government, Love Me, But Leave Me—Alone
    Text  Eyton, J. Trevor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 2 Dec 1982, 127-141     Exploring a few examples of government intervention in our lives where, in the speaker's view, this intervention is either excessive or simply wrong. Canadians' reliance on governments to help them and provide for them, and why this has been so. The massive nature of government participation in the Canadian economy, ...
    Text  Eyton, J. Trevor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 2 Dec 1982, 127-141   Exploring a few examples of government intervention in our lives where, in the speaker's view, this intervention is either excessive or simply wrong. Canadians' reliance on governments to help them ...
  • The Future of the Canadian Establishment
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 7 Oct 1982, 38-46     A split subject: these 1980s in which we find ourselves, and then speculation on the future of the Canadian Establishment. Shared experiences that form the perception of any decade. A brief historical review of Canada's recent decades and the issues that concern us. The lack of viable political options in ...
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 7 Oct 1982, 38-46   A split subject: these 1980s in which we find ourselves, and then speculation on the future of the Canadian Establishment. Shared experiences that form the perception of any decade. A ...
  • The Handwriting On Parliament's Wall
    Text  MacLeod, Norman M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 21 Apr 1938, 357-375     The Handwriting on Parliament's Wall as the topic of address, with the obvious inference that all is not well with Parliament. The speaker's contention that the democratic National legislature of this Dominion, which is the House of Commons, is undergoing and has been undergoing for some time a process of ...
    Text  MacLeod, Norman M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 21 Apr 1938, 357-375   The Handwriting on Parliament's Wall as the topic of address, with the obvious inference that all is not well with Parliament. The speaker's contention that the democratic National legislature of ...
  • Mr. Mackenzie King and the Development of the Commonwealth of Nations
    Text  Pickersgill, The Honourable John Whitney, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 10 Dec 1953, 118-130     Mr. Mackenzie King's attitude to the Empire and his influence on the evolution of the Commonwealth. The speaker's close and continuing association with Mr. Mackenzie King for the last twelve years of his life. A detailed discussion of Mr. King's influence from 1922 on. Some fundamental differences between Sir Robert ...
    Text  Pickersgill, The Honourable John Whitney, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 10 Dec 1953, 118-130   Mr. Mackenzie King's attitude to the Empire and his influence on the evolution of the Commonwealth. The speaker's close and continuing association with Mr. Mackenzie King for the last twelve ...
  • Thomas D'Arcy McGee
    Text  McMurray, Hon. Edward J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 2 Apr 1925, 167-179     This speech was preceded by a few moments of silence as a tribute to the memory of the man whose life was the subject of the day's address. The speaker's endeavour, by quotation from his poems and his speeches and brief data to show the mind, character, aspirations and hopes, ...
    Text  McMurray, Hon. Edward J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 2 Apr 1925, 167-179   This speech was preceded by a few moments of silence as a tribute to the memory of the man whose life was the subject of the day's address. The speaker's ...
  • The Proper Limitations of State Interference
    Text  Leacock, Prof. Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Mar 1924, 109-124     The speaker's statement of Canada's ills at the present time: that we are in danger of overgovernment; that we are suffering from the too-great extension of the functions of the State; that it is doing already great harm to our economic life, and threatening greater still; doing a great deal ...
    Text  Leacock, Prof. Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Mar 1924, 109-124   The speaker's statement of Canada's ills at the present time: that we are in danger of overgovernment; that we are suffering from the too-great extension of the functions of the ...
  • Can Government Do the Job?
    Text  Wagner, The Honourable Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 28 Nov 1974, 126-137     A short review of what other federal politicians chose as speech topics. The speaker addresses the Empire Club of Canada "as a politician, a man of government, now in opposition, to ask some questions about the drum we are all beating, and to pose directly, … the question of whether ...
    Text  Wagner, The Honourable Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 28 Nov 1974, 126-137   A short review of what other federal politicians chose as speech topics. The speaker addresses the Empire Club of Canada "as a politician, a man of government, now in opposition, ...
  • Backrooms and Boardrooms: Behind Closed Doors
    Text  McQueen, Rod, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 22 Nov 1984, 157-169     "We have traded a government that put us in debt for one that keeps us in the dark." A discussion of this notion, beginning with an exploration of "some of the signals to date" to "see what they mean for our country and for all of us." A capsule history ...
    Text  McQueen, Rod, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 22 Nov 1984, 157-169   "We have traded a government that put us in debt for one that keeps us in the dark." A discussion of this notion, beginning with an exploration of "some of ...
  • Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?
    Text  Francis, Diane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 2 Oct 1986, 26-37     The speaker reviews issues addressed in her book, "Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?". She begins with some comparisons between Canada and the United States, and continues with a discussion of power. She follows with a discussion of the fact that 32 families and five conglomerates control about one third of ...
    Text  Francis, Diane, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 2 Oct 1986, 26-37   The speaker reviews issues addressed in her book, "Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada?". She begins with some comparisons between Canada and the United States, and continues with a discussion of ...
  • The Budget—Rule of Law vs. Rule of Man
    Text  Bulloch, John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 21 Jan 1982, 211-225     The speaker's opinion of the recent federal budget: it is "misguided, incompetent, arbitrary, insular, dogmatic, hasty and tyrannical." How and why the budget is all of those things. An address about why this budget has come to pass; why we have a "government which is neither by, of, nor for ...
    Text  Bulloch, John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 21 Jan 1982, 211-225   The speaker's opinion of the recent federal budget: it is "misguided, incompetent, arbitrary, insular, dogmatic, hasty and tyrannical." How and why the budget is all of those things. An address ...
  • Canadian Foreign Policy—a 1978 Perspective
    Text  Jamieson, The Honourable Donald C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 2 Mar 1978, 301-318     Some impressions, from personal experience in public life and as Secretary of State, on the condition of the world today and on those things which the speaker feels Canada can do something about. The east-west confrontation since WWII; the relationship between the Soviet Union and its client states and the ...
    Text  Jamieson, The Honourable Donald C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 2 Mar 1978, 301-318   Some impressions, from personal experience in public life and as Secretary of State, on the condition of the world today and on those things which the speaker feels Canada can ...
  • The Power Manipulators
    Text  Holt, Simma, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 20 Apr 1978, 407-426     The speaker's address concerns her critical thoughts and comments on an "ever-pervasive bureaucracy, the power that controls our nation." Much of the address is an informative warning about the dangers of such a bureaucracy as told through her own experiences, or those of people she knows well. Reasons for the ...
    Text  Holt, Simma, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 20 Apr 1978, 407-426   The speaker's address concerns her critical thoughts and comments on an "ever-pervasive bureaucracy, the power that controls our nation." Much of the address is an informative warning about the dangers ...
  • The Runaway Growth of Bureaucracy—A Serious Concern for Canada's Future
    Text  Rohmer, Colonel Richard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 14 Mar 1974, 276-285     A review of the Canadian government: how it is elected, how it operates, how it is structured, how policies are set, how policy decisions are implemented or executed and by whom. What Colonel Rohmer thinks Canadians believe about how they are governed as opposed to how they are actually governed. ...
    Text  Rohmer, Colonel Richard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 14 Mar 1974, 276-285   A review of the Canadian government: how it is elected, how it operates, how it is structured, how policies are set, how policy decisions are implemented or executed and by ...
  • Struggle for Power: Canadian Politics 1972
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 10 Feb 1972, 229-243     Political values: commitment and integrity. The role of "Maclean's." What Canadians want. Nationalism. The upcoming election. Canadians and the "psychology of surrender." Canadian weakness. The pace of change and how Canadians deal with it. Changing profile of the electorate. A profile of the kind of political leaders that Canada needs. ...
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 10 Feb 1972, 229-243   Political values: commitment and integrity. The role of "Maclean's." What Canadians want. Nationalism. The upcoming election. Canadians and the "psychology of surrender." Canadian weakness. The pace of change and how ...
  • Re-Confederation. A Test of Will
    Text  Mulroney, The Rt. Hon. Brian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 12 Feb 1991, 283-293     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The future of Canada. Working together on our prosperity and our unity. The need for change. Getting it right. The chance and challenge to create a modern, efficient and dynamic Canada for a new century. ...
    Text  Mulroney, The Rt. Hon. Brian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 12 Feb 1991, 283-293   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The future of Canada. Working together on our prosperity and our unity. The need for ...
  • A National Vision
    Text  McKenna, The Hon. Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 21 Feb 1991, 304-315     A response to the challenge of Prime Minister Mulroney the previous week on the important question of national unity. Two major fronts of uncertainty which Canada is currently facing: constitutional uncertainty and the lack of a national focus. Several "modest proposals" offered by the speaker. Mr. McKenna continues with a ...
    Text  McKenna, The Hon. Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 21 Feb 1991, 304-315   A response to the challenge of Prime Minister Mulroney the previous week on the important question of national unity. Two major fronts of uncertainty which Canada is currently facing: constitutional ...
  • The Canadian Revolution
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 30 Nov 1995, 259-272     The Canadian revolution. The speaker's review of his book of the same title. A revolution as a shift in values of the society that has undergone a revolution. The speaker's thesis is that this has happened to Canadian values: a shift from deference to defiance, from deference to authority, to ...
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 30 Nov 1995, 259-272   The Canadian revolution. The speaker's review of his book of the same title. A revolution as a shift in values of the society that has undergone a revolution. The speaker's ...
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