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  • The Changing Commonwealth
    Text  Fleck, Dr. Alexander, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 17 Feb 1955, 191-204     The changing character of the British Commonwealth as it appears to a contemporary. The speaker's personal impressions, especially in his capacity as Chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries, and through his travels to many parts of the Commonwealth. Examples of the immense changes in the form and in the character, even ...
    Text  Fleck, Dr. Alexander, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 17 Feb 1955, 191-204   The changing character of the British Commonwealth as it appears to a contemporary. The speaker's personal impressions, especially in his capacity as Chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries, and through his ...
  • The Unsinkable Commonwealth
    Text  Earl Mountbatten of Burma, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 11 Jul 1967, 41-73     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. A toast to Her Majesty's Forces by John W. Griffin. A toast to Canada by Colonel B.J. Legge. A review of some aspects of the history of the Commonwealth. Some personal anecdotes and reminiscences of ...
    Text  Earl Mountbatten of Burma, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 11 Jul 1967, 41-73   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. A toast to Her Majesty's Forces by John W. Griffin. A toast to Canada by ...
  • The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
    Text  Roblin, The Honourable Duff, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 3 Dec 1959, 127-137     Historically, the three British Empires. The current fourth stage of Empire: an era of a free and unfettered association between nations which were formerly colony and Motherland, conqueror and conquered. Remarks about the Commonwealth countries and their association now. A detailed review of the recent Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meeting held ...
    Text  Roblin, The Honourable Duff, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 3 Dec 1959, 127-137   Historically, the three British Empires. The current fourth stage of Empire: an era of a free and unfettered association between nations which were formerly colony and Motherland, conqueror and conquered. ...
  • The Commonwealth Today As Seen By A Former Colonial Secretary
    Text  Boyd, Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 11 Nov 1965, 54-69     The current make-up of the Commonwealth. The general principle of self-government. Some panic stations and sudden and often tragic "ad hoc" decisions that, for the speaker, is in part due to the fact that "quite a large number of people have lost the will to rule, … also because of ...
    Text  Boyd, Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 11 Nov 1965, 54-69   The current make-up of the Commonwealth. The general principle of self-government. Some panic stations and sudden and often tragic "ad hoc" decisions that, for the speaker, is in part due ...
  • Has The British Empire Completed Its Task?
    Text  Gower-Rees, Colonel, The Ven. Archdeacon A.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 10 Apr 1947, 305-315     Some of the varied comments regarding the British Empire. The question of the day: "Has the British Empire Completed its Task?" The speaker's substitution of the word "purpose" for "tasks." Use of the word Commonwealth rather than Empire. Ways in which the British Empire is STILL an Empire today. Ways ...
    Text  Gower-Rees, Colonel, The Ven. Archdeacon A.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 10 Apr 1947, 305-315   Some of the varied comments regarding the British Empire. The question of the day: "Has the British Empire Completed its Task?" The speaker's substitution of the word "purpose" for "tasks." ...
  • The Commonwealth in the Twentieth Century
    Text  Monsarrat, Nicholas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 1 Oct 1953, 1-8     The Commonwealth in the Twentieth Century; a subject which for the speaker holds special significance. The Coronation in London three months ago. Getting a new Elizabethan age by hard work, courage, and imagination. Some examples. Achievements and contributions of the Commonwealth. Advances in the science of living together in peace; ...
    Text  Monsarrat, Nicholas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 1 Oct 1953, 1-8   The Commonwealth in the Twentieth Century; a subject which for the speaker holds special significance. The Coronation in London three months ago. Getting a new Elizabethan age by hard work, ...
  • Looking Ahead in the Commonwealth
    Text  Clutterbuck, Hon. Sir Alexander, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 8 Feb 1951, 219-228     Looking ahead in the Commonwealth. Living in difficult times today. A review of 1950. A marked economic revival in Britain. Canada's economic expansion. A great new economic surge forward in Western Europe. At the same time, the sudden invasion of Korea which burst like a bombshell on the world. The ...
    Text  Clutterbuck, Hon. Sir Alexander, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 8 Feb 1951, 219-228   Looking ahead in the Commonwealth. Living in difficult times today. A review of 1950. A marked economic revival in Britain. Canada's economic expansion. A great new economic surge forward in ...
  • Canada and the Commonwealth
    Text  Pearson, The Honourable Lester B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 27 Nov 1958, 117-127     The Commonwealth today as a far cry from the Commonwealth of yesterday. The ideal of national independence. The imperialism of Communism. The shrinking of the British Empire as a great achievement. The new Commonwealth, represented by every continent except South America: every race, clime, religion and culture. The unifying bond ...
    Text  Pearson, The Honourable Lester B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 27 Nov 1958, 117-127   The Commonwealth today as a far cry from the Commonwealth of yesterday. The ideal of national independence. The imperialism of Communism. The shrinking of the British Empire as a great ...
  • Fiftieth Anniversary Meeting: Some Aspects of the Commonwealth
    Text  Nye, Lieutenant-General, Sir Archibald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 19 Nov 1953, 76-91     The changes and certain trends which the speaker thinks he sees in present-day conditions. Going back into history to sustain his argument. The origin and some history of the Commonwealth. Significant events of 1947 which have altered fundamentally the whole conception and basis of the Commonwealth; assessing their importance and ...
    Text  Nye, Lieutenant-General, Sir Archibald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 19 Nov 1953, 76-91   The changes and certain trends which the speaker thinks he sees in present-day conditions. Going back into history to sustain his argument. The origin and some history of the Commonwealth. ...
  • The Commonwealth
    Text  Amory, The Right Honourable Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 1 Mar 1962, 195-207     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Toronto Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society. The Commonwealth described as the most imaginative and ambitious project in multi-racial co-operation that the world has ever known. The next four years likely to be of decisive importance for its future. ...
    Text  Amory, The Right Honourable Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 1 Mar 1962, 195-207   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Toronto Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society. The Commonwealth described as the most imaginative and ambitious project in multi-racial ...
  • The Commonwealth That Will Endure
    Text  Low, Solon E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 3 Apr 1947, 289-304     The alarming situation in which Britain and the Commonwealth find themselves today as a result of a number of forces, some of which have been hard at work over nearly twenty years. Some words from Winston Churchill in February of 1930. The tragic decline in the Empire Spirit. The speaker's ...
    Text  Low, Solon E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 3 Apr 1947, 289-304   The alarming situation in which Britain and the Commonwealth find themselves today as a result of a number of forces, some of which have been hard at work over nearly ...
  • The Future of the Empire
    Text  James, F. Cyril, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 31 Jan 1957, 199-213     What is the future of the Empire for which this Club was named or, more precisely of the Commonwealth which is its modern embodiment. Looking back over history and Canadian history and asking ourselves some questions. The nature of the British Empire and how it has changed over the past ...
    Text  James, F. Cyril, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 31 Jan 1957, 199-213   What is the future of the Empire for which this Club was named or, more precisely of the Commonwealth which is its modern embodiment. Looking back over history and Canadian ...
  • Commonwealth—The Strategy of the New Development
    Text  Barrow, The Right Honourable Errol W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 19 Apr 1973, 392-408     First issue raised is whether or not the Empire ever became a Commonwealth. A review of some of the changes in the political/economic relationships. A new deployment and emerging strategy brought about by various factors: the development of nuclear potential; new economic and trading blocs; new alignments developing in Europe; ...
    Text  Barrow, The Right Honourable Errol W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 19 Apr 1973, 392-408   First issue raised is whether or not the Empire ever became a Commonwealth. A review of some of the changes in the political/economic relationships. A new deployment and emerging strategy ...
  • The Commonwealth: White Man's Burden or Blind Man's Bluff?
    Text  Holmes, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 11 Mar 1965, 252-264     The speaker as a true believer in the Commonwealth. Clearing away old concepts and prejudices to see the Commonwealth as a thoroughly modern institution. Its purpose in 1965 the most important and difficult in the world today: the maintenance of trust among the major races of the world. The speaker's ...
    Text  Holmes, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 11 Mar 1965, 252-264   The speaker as a true believer in the Commonwealth. Clearing away old concepts and prejudices to see the Commonwealth as a thoroughly modern institution. Its purpose in 1965 the most ...
  • 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 ...
  • Some Disruptive Influences in the British Commonwealth
    Text  Waugh, Professor W.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 28 Nov 1929, 324-335     No appreciable change for the better in the relations between the component parts of the British Commonwealth in the three years since the speaker last addressed The Empire Club. Some of the dangers, some of the disruptive influences which it seems to the speaker are affecting the Commonwealth. A very ...
    Text  Waugh, Professor W.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 28 Nov 1929, 324-335   No appreciable change for the better in the relations between the component parts of the British Commonwealth in the three years since the speaker last addressed The Empire Club. Some ...
  • Bonds of Commonwealth Life
    Text  Fry, Very Rev. Dean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 1 Feb 1923, 26-32     Wisdom learned by the British Empire from the mistaken policy of earlier days. The liberty of the Dominions. The ties of Commonwealth. The Crown as the symbol of the United Empire. The unique nature of the Commonwealth. The willing obligation of affection and tradition voluntarily accepted and faithfully fulfilled all ...
    Text  Fry, Very Rev. Dean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 1 Feb 1923, 26-32   Wisdom learned by the British Empire from the mistaken policy of earlier days. The liberty of the Dominions. The ties of Commonwealth. The Crown as the symbol of the United ...
  • Empires of the Mind: Canada and the Commonwealth
    Text  Ramphal, Sir Shridath, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Jan 1987, 193-205     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada with The Royal Commonwealth Society. A short discussion of the term "empire": what it means, what it meant, what it means to include it now. The connotation of worthy ambition for the word "empire." A brief historical setting of the term ...
    Text  Ramphal, Sir Shridath, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Jan 1987, 193-205   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada with The Royal Commonwealth Society. A short discussion of the term "empire": what it means, what it meant, what it means ...
  • Towards Commonwealth Unity through the Sims Travelling Professorship
    Text  Salter, Robert B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 18 Apr 1974, 318-332     An address following Dr. Salter's recent four-month teaching assignment as a Visiting Professor in universities throughout the United Kingdom and South Africa. Some definitions and background to start: the Commonwealth, Commonwealth Unity, Travelling or Visiting Professor, the Sims Professorship. Academic aims and objectives of the Sims Professorship. A brief summary ...
    Text  Salter, Robert B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 18 Apr 1974, 318-332   An address following Dr. Salter's recent four-month teaching assignment as a Visiting Professor in universities throughout the United Kingdom and South Africa. Some definitions and background to start: the Commonwealth, ...
  • A Successful Experiment in Imperial Co-operation
    Text  Ware, Major-General Sir Fabian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 20 Oct 1925, 283-294     How, in building up the Imperial War-Graves Commission, we have really done something useful in regard to Imperial co-operation. Canada's devotion and dedication to the British Commonwealth of Nations, with examples. Reference to the speaker's address 18 years ago. The Imperial powerstation which was created when even before the war ...
    Text  Ware, Major-General Sir Fabian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 20 Oct 1925, 283-294   How, in building up the Imperial War-Graves Commission, we have really done something useful in regard to Imperial co-operation. Canada's devotion and dedication to the British Commonwealth of Nations, with ...
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