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  • Democracy Begins At Home
    Text  O'Leary, M. Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 16 Mar 1950, 258-265     Some remarks on St. Patrick's Day. The shape of the new world struggling to be born. People in Europe asking what they can do "to avert the tragedy, the moral nihilism which seem to be hemming us in?" One or two suggestions from the speaker as to what one can ...
    Text  O'Leary, M. Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 16 Mar 1950, 258-265   Some remarks on St. Patrick's Day. The shape of the new world struggling to be born. People in Europe asking what they can do "to avert the tragedy, the moral ...
  • Is Democracy Outworn
    Text  Morgan, Arthur Eustace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 29 Apr 1937, 362-373     The essence of democracy as the belief that men can do things together by a process of labouring with one another, kindly and intelligently, as against that other doctrine which holds that it is best for mankind to be told what to do. The degree of co-operation developed in society ...
    Text  Morgan, Arthur Eustace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 29 Apr 1937, 362-373   The essence of democracy as the belief that men can do things together by a process of labouring with one another, kindly and intelligently, as against that other doctrine which ...
  • What Lies Ahead
    Text  Rogers, Sherman, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 12 Oct 1939, 53-74     The American people against Hitler. The willingness of the American people to participate in this war. Radicalism. Democracy. Asking and answering the question "What do you think the employee gets of the income produced in industry?" Sustaining the system of private enterprise. An examination of the income of workers and ...
    Text  Rogers, Sherman, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 12 Oct 1939, 53-74   The American people against Hitler. The willingness of the American people to participate in this war. Radicalism. Democracy. Asking and answering the question "What do you think the employee gets ...
  • The Growth of Representative Government in Japan
    Text  Miyaoka, Tsunejiro, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 9 Sep 1918, 267-282     The oath taken by the late Emperor, Meiji Tenno, in 1868 at the sanctuary dedicated to the worship of his Imperial ancestors, making various promises through five principles with regard to representative government in Japan, which may be said to embody the whole of the policy by means of which ...
    Text  Miyaoka, Tsunejiro, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 9 Sep 1918, 267-282   The oath taken by the late Emperor, Meiji Tenno, in 1868 at the sanctuary dedicated to the worship of his Imperial ancestors, making various promises through five principles with regard ...
  • Democracy in War
    Text  Guttery, Rev. Dr. Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 15 Nov 1918, 380-388     The great victory won. The Canadian boys who have written a new chapter in the story of chivalry, heroism and victory. The victory won, but all is not done. The issue of a distinction between the German government and the German people. Forcing Berlin to know for ever the moral ...
    Text  Guttery, Rev. Dr. Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 15 Nov 1918, 380-388   The great victory won. The Canadian boys who have written a new chapter in the story of chivalry, heroism and victory. The victory won, but all is not done. The ...
  • Educating A Democracy
    Text  Langford, George B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 11 Mar 1943, 396-409     Recent interest in education, especially in education as a solution to various problems and social ills. The role of education in shaping the destiny of nations. Education as a force for revitalizing our democratic form of government. The problem of apathy on the part of the public generally towards our ...
    Text  Langford, George B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 11 Mar 1943, 396-409   Recent interest in education, especially in education as a solution to various problems and social ills. The role of education in shaping the destiny of nations. Education as a force ...
  • The Growth of Democracy
    Text  Cody, Rev. Canon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 19 Nov 1925, 340-350     Posing the question of how to secure a greater interest in public affairs, expressed by the casting of the vote. The principles of democracy, and the growth and expression of those principles in history. The term "Democracy" and underlying ideas. Comments on democracy as understand in terms outlined. A history ...
    Text  Cody, Rev. Canon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 19 Nov 1925, 340-350   Posing the question of how to secure a greater interest in public affairs, expressed by the casting of the vote. The principles of democracy, and the growth and expression of ...
  • Democracy on Wheels
    Text  Sandwell, Professor Bernard K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 3 Dec 1925, 364-375     A discussion of the results—economic, social and political—of the vastly increased mobility of the common people. What the speaker means by "common people." The text from which the speaker addresses us: the common people are becoming moveable. Events in Florida as the first sign of a general mobility of population, ...
    Text  Sandwell, Professor Bernard K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 3 Dec 1925, 364-375   A discussion of the results—economic, social and political—of the vastly increased mobility of the common people. What the speaker means by "common people." The text from which the speaker addresses ...
  • Two Thousand Years of Democracy
    Text  Peterson, Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 3 Apr 1941, 456-469     Mankind today searching for a better way of life. Becoming enlightened by the sage of the Chinese people. Why and how this way of life has worked for so long. Why other old civilizations were ploughed under. Examining our belief that our ills are basically economic, transcending political and social ...
    Text  Peterson, Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 3 Apr 1941, 456-469   Mankind today searching for a better way of life. Becoming enlightened by the sage of the Chinese people. Why and how this way of life has worked for so long. ...
  • Foundations for Peace
    Text  Vandry, Rt. Rev. Ferdinand, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 28 Feb 1952, 260-268     An examination of democracy. Requirements; certain imperative conditions in order to consider democracy as the best form of government. First, an accurate notion of right. A discussion of various rights which we have come to think of as human rights. Positive law, proceeding from the free will of the legislator. ...
    Text  Vandry, Rt. Rev. Ferdinand, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 28 Feb 1952, 260-268   An examination of democracy. Requirements; certain imperative conditions in order to consider democracy as the best form of government. First, an accurate notion of right. A discussion of various rights ...
  • Various Aspects of the Ottawa Scene
    Text  Fraser, Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 12 Jan 1950, 160-169     Talk about democracy and whether or not we see it as a dream, an ideal still to be achieved, instead of a system that's been working for 150 years. Defending democracy effectively in the midst of a cold war; knowing what it is and defending it as it is, not ...
    Text  Fraser, Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 12 Jan 1950, 160-169   Talk about democracy and whether or not we see it as a dream, an ideal still to be achieved, instead of a system that's been working for 150 years. Defending ...
  • Big Picture Thinking and Democracy in Russia
    Text  Kasparov, Garry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 19 Jun 2007, 481-493     Some introductory remarks about the speaker, and his talent for playing chess. His retirement as a professional chessplayer. The pro-democracy movement against the increasingly authoritarian regime of President Vladimir Putin, and the speaker's role in that movement. The speaker's job as one of moderator and organizer for a coaition of ...
    Text  Kasparov, Garry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 19 Jun 2007, 481-493   Some introductory remarks about the speaker, and his talent for playing chess. His retirement as a professional chessplayer. The pro-democracy movement against the increasingly authoritarian regime of President Vladimir Putin, ...
  • Phases of Democracy Since the War
    Text  Shortt, Professor Adam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 28 Jan 1926, 24-33     The danger of failing to see the forest for the trees. Some aspects of the general forest for study and supplement by special knowledge of the trees which constitute the forest. The impossibility of knowing the forest without knowing the trees; the possibility of knowing the trees without knowing the ...
    Text  Shortt, Professor Adam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 28 Jan 1926, 24-33   The danger of failing to see the forest for the trees. Some aspects of the general forest for study and supplement by special knowledge of the trees which constitute the ...
  • Democracy or Bolshevism
    Text  Eaton, Rev. C.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 17 Apr 1919, 234-250     Our choice between Democracy and Bolshevism as the foundation upon which we are to construct a new age. Contemplating the results of the German assault upon human liberties. Democracy and its persistence against adverse conditions down the centuries, as described by De Tocqueville. Bolshevism as the new claimant which undertakes ...
    Text  Eaton, Rev. C.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 17 Apr 1919, 234-250   Our choice between Democracy and Bolshevism as the foundation upon which we are to construct a new age. Contemplating the results of the German assault upon human liberties. Democracy and ...
  • Democracy and the Legislative Process
    Text  Morse, Wayne, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 11 Jan 1951, 167-178     Reference to development of the St. Lawrence Waterway, and the speaker's intention at the next session of Congress to see what can be done to bring about its completion, considered by the speaker to be a great link in national defence. An outline of the speaker's conception of the role ...
    Text  Morse, Wayne, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 11 Jan 1951, 167-178   Reference to development of the St. Lawrence Waterway, and the speaker's intention at the next session of Congress to see what can be done to bring about its completion, considered ...
  • Proportional Representation
    Text  Humphreys, John H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 3 Feb 1916, 62-75     This war giving rise to a spirit of devotion to the welfare of the nation such as has never been known before, lifting the British nation to a higher plane of development. Parliament figuring in all such questions. Criticism of the working of Parliamentary institutions, much of it justified. A ...
    Text  Humphreys, John H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 3 Feb 1916, 62-75   This war giving rise to a spirit of devotion to the welfare of the nation such as has never been known before, lifting the British nation to a higher plane ...
  • Our Present Perplexities
    Text  Greenshields, Honourable Mr. Justice R.A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 12 Dec 1935, 156-168     The British Commonwealth of Nations today. Enjoying the heritage of a great past. Guarding the noble ideals which are our priceless inheritance. The greatest and most outstanding perplexity that faces mankind at this moment and which is apparent to the most superficial observer of today is that chaotic condition in ...
    Text  Greenshields, Honourable Mr. Justice R.A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 12 Dec 1935, 156-168   The British Commonwealth of Nations today. Enjoying the heritage of a great past. Guarding the noble ideals which are our priceless inheritance. The greatest and most outstanding perplexity that faces ...
  • Democracy Reawakening
    Text  Catledge, Turner, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 10 Mar 1938, 288-303     The present situation in the United States. The confusing news coming out of the United States, with many examples provided by the speaker. Problems in the U.S. coming not out of questions of fundamental purpose, but confined almost wholly to questions of method. The speaker's beliefs as to what is ...
    Text  Catledge, Turner, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 10 Mar 1938, 288-303   The present situation in the United States. The confusing news coming out of the United States, with many examples provided by the speaker. Problems in the U.S. coming not out ...
  • The Social and Economic History of Hungary: Its Present Outlook
    Text  Apponyi, His Excellency, Count Albert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 18 Oct 1923, 250-265     The speaker’s nation occupying one of the most strategic points in the permanent struggle of the forces that work for progress, for civilization, for advance as against those forces which draw humanity backwards. Placed on a debatable ground between two types of culture; the higher Western type and the lower ...
    Text  Apponyi, His Excellency, Count Albert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 18 Oct 1923, 250-265   The speaker’s nation occupying one of the most strategic points in the permanent struggle of the forces that work for progress, for civilization, for advance as against those forces which ...
  • Patriotism in Peacetime
    Text  Goodman, Edwin A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 1 Nov 1984, 103-114     1984 the fortieth anniversary of D-Day. Objectives of the Second World War for Canada: to win the war and to preserve the democratic institutions in the world. The state of the second objective. Capitalism as the economic instrument for achieving the equitable distribution of the world's goods essential to a ...
    Text  Goodman, Edwin A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 1 Nov 1984, 103-114   1984 the fortieth anniversary of D-Day. Objectives of the Second World War for Canada: to win the war and to preserve the democratic institutions in the world. The state of ...
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