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  • Optimism vs Pessimism
    Text  Tory, H.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 1 Apr 1926, 128-144     Some Canadian characteristics. Taking the broader vision and looking out upon the world in which we live and seeing ourselves in the larger relation of the great world of which we form a part. Asking and responding to three questions, in order to get at the heart of the subject: ...
    Text  Tory, H.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 1 Apr 1926, 128-144   Some Canadian characteristics. Taking the broader vision and looking out upon the world in which we live and seeing ourselves in the larger relation of the great world of which ...
  • Confessions of a New Canadian
    Text  Sclater, Rev. Dr. J.R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 31 Jan 1924, 45-61     The speaker's acquaintance with Canada and Canadians on the sand fields of Flanders. Memories of Montreal. Coming to Toronto. Remarks on the "wider" life that seems to be presented in Canada; a suggestion of freedom. Contrasting life in Canada with life in Scotland as the speaker experienced it. Impressions of ...
    Text  Sclater, Rev. Dr. J.R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 31 Jan 1924, 45-61   The speaker's acquaintance with Canada and Canadians on the sand fields of Flanders. Memories of Montreal. Coming to Toronto. Remarks on the "wider" life that seems to be presented in ...
  • The Fatuous Insolence of the Canadians
    Text  Hunter, A.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 4 Feb 1904, 61-67     Dealing with two quantities in this address: the fixed and the variable—Canada and the Canadians. Canada, with today the bulk of her lands untilled, unoccupied, unexplored and unguarded, remaining the unlocked storehouse of Nature, the unalloted prize of the ultimate masters of the world. The variables—the Canadians. Some characteristics of ...
    Text  Hunter, A.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 4 Feb 1904, 61-67   Dealing with two quantities in this address: the fixed and the variable—Canada and the Canadians. Canada, with today the bulk of her lands untilled, unoccupied, unexplored and unguarded, remaining the ...
  • The Span of a Canadian Generation
    Text  Yeigh, Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 25 Apr 1912, 238-249     Canada an infant in arms when measured by the calendar of time. Our life and time and history in Canada measured by centuries; just a little over half-a-century of time in the Canadian West. How much has been accomplished in that comparatively brief list of years from Canada's national point ...
    Text  Yeigh, Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 25 Apr 1912, 238-249   Canada an infant in arms when measured by the calendar of time. Our life and time and history in Canada measured by centuries; just a little over half-a-century of time ...
  • Ritchie, Charles
    Text  Author and Diplomat, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 8 Nov 1984, 115-125     Canadians as they are seen by others, with discussion. In NATO, and the United Nations, and in the Commonwealth, Canadians seen as having a gift for constructive compromise. Canadian smugness. How we define ourselves as what we are not. The "invisibility syndrome" of Canada by the United States. Exchanges with ...
    Text  Author and Diplomat, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 8 Nov 1984, 115-125   Canadians as they are seen by others, with discussion. In NATO, and the United Nations, and in the Commonwealth, Canadians seen as having a gift for constructive compromise. Canadian smugness. ...
  • Capitol Offences: Dr. Foth Meets Uncle Sam
    Text  Fotheringham, Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 16 Oct 1986, 51-59     An amusing, somewhat tonge-in-cheek examination of Canada and Canadians. A look at "a skipping-stone approach to Canada and dip below the border." A cross-country appraisal of Canada. Characteristics of a Canadian. An American appraisal of Canada. A lack of understanding by both countries, of the other. The good things about ...
    Text  Fotheringham, Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 16 Oct 1986, 51-59   An amusing, somewhat tonge-in-cheek examination of Canada and Canadians. A look at "a skipping-stone approach to Canada and dip below the border." A cross-country appraisal of Canada. Characteristics of a ...
  • A Long Time Ago in the Future—Canada Yesterday and Tomorrow
    Text  LeBlanc, His Excellency, The Right Honourable Roméo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 26 Jun 1996, 38-46     A joint meeting of The Royal Commonwealth Society and The Empire Club of Canada. A reflection of Canada's history, and the speaker's views about the nature of this country. Suggestions about our future. A discussion of the true nature of Canadians. The suggestion that often a crisis will reveal character. ...
    Text  LeBlanc, His Excellency, The Right Honourable Roméo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 26 Jun 1996, 38-46   A joint meeting of The Royal Commonwealth Society and The Empire Club of Canada. A reflection of Canada's history, and the speaker's views about the nature of this country. Suggestions ...
  • Canada, Business and Partnerships
    Text  L'Heureux, Willard J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 9 Apr 1992, 485-494     Canada as good partners: good Commonwealth partners, conscientious United Nations partners, and fraternal provincial partners. Partners when defending our nation, our trading rights, and our democratic principles. North American partners with the United States. However, Canadians don't see themselves as dealing with important issues in a partnership sense. The nature ...
    Text  L'Heureux, Willard J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 9 Apr 1992, 485-494   Canada as good partners: good Commonwealth partners, conscientious United Nations partners, and fraternal provincial partners. Partners when defending our nation, our trading rights, and our democratic principles. North American partners ...
  • Canadian Assimilation
    Text  Harper, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 12 Dec 1913, 93-107     A discussion of this issue of Canadian assimilation along the lines of a geometrical proposition. What this question of Canadian assimilation means at its basis; forming an enunciation. Then, the axioms of postulates or self-evident truths there are to guide us in our investigation, of which there are three: Canada ...
    Text  Harper, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 12 Dec 1913, 93-107   A discussion of this issue of Canadian assimilation along the lines of a geometrical proposition. What this question of Canadian assimilation means at its basis; forming an enunciation. Then, the ...
  • Canada—Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Hnatyshyn, His Excellency The Rt. Hon. Ramon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 23 Sep 1991, 114-120     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Impressions of and about Canadians, after much travel and conversation throughout the country. These impressions begin a discussion of Canada now and in the future: Canadians recognize the need the change; that we have reached ...
    Text  Hnatyshyn, His Excellency The Rt. Hon. Ramon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 23 Sep 1991, 114-120   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Impressions of and about Canadians, after much travel and conversation throughout the country. These impressions ...
  • Christmas Luncheon
    Text  Weston, Her Honour Hilary M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 18 Dec 1997, 227-233     Seasons Greetings from the Lieutenant-Governor and Special Performance by the St. Michael's Choir School. A new tradition begun this year. Recognizing the accomplishments of a number of outstanding Canadians: Larry Stout; Katie McLaughlin; Douglas Derry; Professor Thomas Symons; Dorene Seltzer; Ed Mirvish; Paul Henderson; Seana Massey; Terence E. Finlay; George ...
    Text  Weston, Her Honour Hilary M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 18 Dec 1997, 227-233   Seasons Greetings from the Lieutenant-Governor and Special Performance by the St. Michael's Choir School. A new tradition begun this year. Recognizing the accomplishments of a number of outstanding Canadians: Larry ...
  • The Spirit of '67
    Text  Thompson, Robert M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 22 Feb 1968, 307-328     Canada crossing the threshold of its second Century. The good days, and the grim realities of the world we live in. The home scene. The Constitutional Conference, concluded two weeks ago in Ottawa. The continuing debate. The greatest need of the hour. How to go about attaining true unity. Some ...
    Text  Thompson, Robert M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 22 Feb 1968, 307-328   Canada crossing the threshold of its second Century. The good days, and the grim realities of the world we live in. The home scene. The Constitutional Conference, concluded two weeks ...
  • Canada's New Status
    Text  Michener, The Rt. Hon. D. Roland, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 30 Nov 1967, 193-202     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Canada's standing in the world, after Expo, and all the other "happenings" of this Centennial Year. Something of value added to the personality of individual Canadians, and to the corporate personality of Canada as a ...
    Text  Michener, The Rt. Hon. D. Roland, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 30 Nov 1967, 193-202   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Canada's standing in the world, after Expo, and all the other "happenings" of this Centennial ...
  • Canada's Achievements and Opportunities in Europe
    Text  Brown, Lieut.-Col. Sir George McLaren, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 4 Feb 1919, 99-108     Canadian achievements overseas, and the prospects for Canada in trade in the future. Canada's participation and sacrifice in the Great War. Some of the speaker's experiences of our soldiers when he visited the Canadian lines. The attitude of the British towards Canadians and other forces from the overseas Dominions. Other ...
    Text  Brown, Lieut.-Col. Sir George McLaren, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 4 Feb 1919, 99-108   Canadian achievements overseas, and the prospects for Canada in trade in the future. Canada's participation and sacrifice in the Great War. Some of the speaker's experiences of our soldiers when ...
  • The Canadian National Character
    Text  Hutton, Professor Maurice, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 11 Feb 1904, 68-73     Looking at Plato's ideal state and the characteristics of his paragon. Suggesting that Canadians might fit this ideal character. Having in Canada all the ancient blends which we brought over from our forefathers. Providing Plato with what he wants in the shape of nation building, and how we may do ...
    Text  Hutton, Professor Maurice, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 11 Feb 1904, 68-73   Looking at Plato's ideal state and the characteristics of his paragon. Suggesting that Canadians might fit this ideal character. Having in Canada all the ancient blends which we brought over ...
  • What Is A Canadian Citizen?
    Text  Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 25 Apr 1929, 168-188     Historical background to the way in which a Canadian Citizen is a "subject." How this meaning of "subject" helped the King of England to unify the Island under one Crown. "Canadian Citizen" as a convenient term for a British subject who makes his home in Canada, whether he is born ...
    Text  Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 25 Apr 1929, 168-188   Historical background to the way in which a Canadian Citizen is a "subject." How this meaning of "subject" helped the King of England to unify the Island under one Crown. ...
  • Canada 2000—Symptoms of Success
    Text  Wilson, L.R. (Red), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 24 Nov 1994, 487-500     A focus on some of the advantages, some of the good things Canada has going for it in the emerging new world—what the speaker calls "symptoms of success." Advantages of being aware of these symptoms. Three main themes and an explanation of why the speaker believes they can and will ...
    Text  Wilson, L.R. (Red), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 24 Nov 1994, 487-500   A focus on some of the advantages, some of the good things Canada has going for it in the emerging new world—what the speaker calls "symptoms of success." Advantages of ...
  • The Melancholy of Laughter
    Text  Moore, H. Napier, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 7 Feb 1935, 246-259     The melancholy aspects toward laughter. Relating laughter to an attribute of the lower animals, with examples. An analysis of what it is that makes people laugh, with example. The Scot's amazing self assurance and complacency that gives the greatest laughter to other people, with demonstration. This humorous analysis and examination ...
    Text  Moore, H. Napier, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 7 Feb 1935, 246-259   The melancholy aspects toward laughter. Relating laughter to an attribute of the lower animals, with examples. An analysis of what it is that makes people laugh, with example. The Scot's ...
  • Looking for Trouble
    Text  Worthington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 11 Oct 1984, 61-78     Wide-ranging address with personal anecdotes, reminiscences, opinions, suggestions and comments on a variety of topics germaine to Canada; being a Canadian, Canadian politics and the economy. Some specific topics include the military and National Defence; the Veterans' Allowance scheme; the need for a new economic philosophy; foreign investment; the deficit ...
    Text  Worthington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 11 Oct 1984, 61-78   Wide-ranging address with personal anecdotes, reminiscences, opinions, suggestions and comments on a variety of topics germaine to Canada; being a Canadian, Canadian politics and the economy. Some specific topics include ...
  • Observations of a Canadian Multinational: the U.S. Experience
    Text  Drabinsky, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 23 Oct 1986, 69-83     Thoughts, reflections and questions with regard to Canada and the way of life for Canadians. Some factors that are important in answering such questions. Canada poised for greatness. The role and significance of a negative attitude towards ourselves. Reasons for a feeling of inferiority: history and influences. The assertion that ...
    Text  Drabinsky, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 23 Oct 1986, 69-83   Thoughts, reflections and questions with regard to Canada and the way of life for Canadians. Some factors that are important in answering such questions. Canada poised for greatness. The role ...
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