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  • Why Confederation?
    Text  Faribault, Marcel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 1 Dec 1966, 105-124     A panel discussion led by Marcel Faribault, President, Trust Général du Canada. Introduction to the panel discussion by Mr. Fowler, President, Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. The question for the panel discussion is: "If the federal and provincial governments are to look after their own affairs exclusively, why should not ...
    Text  Faribault, Marcel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 1 Dec 1966, 105-124   A panel discussion led by Marcel Faribault, President, Trust Général du Canada. Introduction to the panel discussion by Mr. Fowler, President, Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. The question for the ...
  • North-West Autonomy
    Text  Goggin, D.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 23 Feb 1905, 196-213     The essential feature of the new Autonomy Bill. The North-Western Territories, known as Rupert's Land prior to 1870. The comparatively small section of this area with which the present Autonomy Bill deals. Some historical background of the area. The acquisition of the West by the Dominion, and reasons for it. ...
    Text  Goggin, D.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 23 Feb 1905, 196-213   The essential feature of the new Autonomy Bill. The North-Western Territories, known as Rupert's Land prior to 1870. The comparatively small section of this area with which the present Autonomy ...
  • British Columbia and Confederation
    Text  Pattullo, Honourable T.D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 5 Apr 1938, 337-356     Some personal reminiscences. Reference to the discoveries and inventions made by science as they relate to the position of affairs we find ourselves in today. Changes and their implications. Progressive evolution. Science that has raised our standard of living, and at the same time Canada's enviable position in terms of ...
    Text  Pattullo, Honourable T.D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 5 Apr 1938, 337-356   Some personal reminiscences. Reference to the discoveries and inventions made by science as they relate to the position of affairs we find ourselves in today. Changes and their implications. Progressive ...
  • My Canada - Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Binns, The Hon. Patrick George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 21 Oct 2004, 49-59     PEI as a province on the move. PEI as part of the national and global economy. Building a sustainable economy. Some facts and figures. Population growth. Exports. Reputation. Cultural industries. The aerospace sector. A new face on PEI's business community. The Atlantic Technology Centre. The National Research Council Institute for ...
    Text  Binns, The Hon. Patrick George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 21 Oct 2004, 49-59   PEI as a province on the move. PEI as part of the national and global economy. Building a sustainable economy. Some facts and figures. Population growth. Exports. Reputation. Cultural industries. ...
  • My Canada -- Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Lord, The Hon. Bernard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 23 Sep 2004, 1-9     Canada now 137 years old. A longer history in the province - 400 years. Some history of New Brunswick, and New Brunswick as a microcosm of the Canadian experience. The many challenges faced by Canada. Where we want to be in 10 or 20 years. Health care. Canada' s economy. ...
    Text  Lord, The Hon. Bernard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 23 Sep 2004, 1-9   Canada now 137 years old. A longer history in the province - 400 years. Some history of New Brunswick, and New Brunswick as a microcosm of the Canadian experience. The ...
  • My Canada - Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Hamm, The Hon. John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 4 Nov 2004, 70-80     Objective to let the audience know more abut Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia in particular. Myths and misunderstandings. Some of the reasons why Nova Scotia's economy is becoming more diversified, and growing steadily. Facts and figures about Nova Scotia - economics, society, culture, industry, business, demographics, history, technology, etc. Some ...
    Text  Hamm, The Hon. John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 4 Nov 2004, 70-80   Objective to let the audience know more abut Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia in particular. Myths and misunderstandings. Some of the reasons why Nova Scotia's economy is becoming more diversified, ...
  • My Canada - Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Doer, The Hon. Gary Albert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 30 Sep 2004, 21-31     Deal with real issues, with examples. Health care issues. The need to spend a lot more time on prevention and community-based wellness. The Quebec issue. The need for a new agreement from municipalities consistent with the Prime Minister's promise. Issues of internal trade. Education. An economic strategy that is tied ...
    Text  Doer, The Hon. Gary Albert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 30 Sep 2004, 21-31   Deal with real issues, with examples. Health care issues. The need to spend a lot more time on prevention and community-based wellness. The Quebec issue. The need for a new ...
  • My Canada - Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Campbell, The Hon. Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Mar 2005, 284-295     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. British Columbia on the verge of an exceptional decade of opportunity and how that is so. The bid for the 2010 Olympics. Five goals for British Columbia over the next decade. What the government inherited ...
    Text  Campbell, The Hon. Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Mar 2005, 284-295   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. British Columbia on the verge of an exceptional decade of opportunity and how that is ...
  • My Canada - Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Calvert, The Hon. Lorne, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Feb 2005, 253-268     The speaker's central thesis: in Canada's 21st century, the strength of our great nation, as never before, will be base don the strength of all of our regions. Three specific areas of future strength that Saskatchewan will bringn to the federation. Some personal background. The address continued under the following ...
    Text  Calvert, The Hon. Lorne, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Feb 2005, 253-268   The speaker's central thesis: in Canada's 21st century, the strength of our great nation, as never before, will be base don the strength of all of our regions. Three specific ...
  • My Canada - Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Williams, The Hon. Danny, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 3 Feb 2005, 239-252     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. Newfoundland and Labrador's contribution to the country in terms of individuals as well as natural resources. The speaker's actions over the last number of months. The agenda that motivates the speaker every day. The need ...
    Text  Williams, The Hon. Danny, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 3 Feb 2005, 239-252   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. Newfoundland and Labrador's contribution to the country in terms of individuals as well as natural ...
  • My Canada - Today and Tomorrow
    Text  McGuinty, The Hon. Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 24 Mar 2005, 296-306     A look back at Ontario's history within Confederation. A clear-eyed view of where things stand today. A vision of our shared future. Ontario as the economic engine of Canada. Ontario as the heart of Canada. Canada's compassion fueled by Ontario's wealth. Ways in which Canada and Ontario are one and ...
    Text  McGuinty, The Hon. Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 24 Mar 2005, 296-306   A look back at Ontario's history within Confederation. A clear-eyed view of where things stand today. A vision of our shared future. Ontario as the economic engine of Canada. Ontario ...
  • The Myth of the Power-Hungry Centralizers
    Text  Fleming, The Honourable Jim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 19 Feb 1981, 247-262     Canadian federalism: a historical perspective reviewing, among other, the following issues: the "compact theory;" provincial autonomy; the BNA Act with regard to federal government power; jurisdictional powers; the principal of monarchy; the richer and poorer provinces and their struggle for power. A detailed history of Canada with regard to federalism/provincialism. ...
    Text  Fleming, The Honourable Jim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 19 Feb 1981, 247-262   Canadian federalism: a historical perspective reviewing, among other, the following issues: the "compact theory;" provincial autonomy; the BNA Act with regard to federal government power; jurisdictional powers; the principal of ...
  • A New National Economic Policy
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 1 Oct 1971, 1-10     National economic policy. Suggestions for future policies. Ontario's role in determining national economic policy. A review of Ontario's current activities. Federal-provincial economic interdependence. The Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation and new terms of reference.
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 1 Oct 1971, 1-10   National economic policy. Suggestions for future policies. Ontario's role in determining national economic policy. A review of Ontario's current activities. Federal-provincial economic interdependence. The Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation and ...
  • The Politics of Western Canada: Revolt or Reform
    Text  Steuart, David G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 22 Feb 1973, 243-260     The lack of Canadian nationalism. A description of Canada through the eyes of a western prairie resident. The nature of western discontent. Details of complaints, with succinct examples. Grievances against the federal government as well as the rest of Canada. Some of the recognition for the problems. Suggestions for solutions. ...
    Text  Steuart, David G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 22 Feb 1973, 243-260   The lack of Canadian nationalism. A description of Canada through the eyes of a western prairie resident. The nature of western discontent. Details of complaints, with succinct examples. Grievances against ...
  • Dominion-Provincial Relations
    Text  Pattullo, The Hon. Thomas D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 21 Nov 1946, 98-108     The innumerable complexities with which we find ourselves surrounded as a consequence of discovery and invention, and the profound effect upon our industrial and social regimen and even upon our spiritual thinking. How that is so. The needs to use our most heroic effort to preserve peace, while never overlooking ...
    Text  Pattullo, The Hon. Thomas D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 21 Nov 1946, 98-108   The innumerable complexities with which we find ourselves surrounded as a consequence of discovery and invention, and the profound effect upon our industrial and social regimen and even upon our ...
  • Department of Planning and Development Functions and Objectives
    Text  Griesinger, Honourable William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 20 Apr 1950, 314-323     The Department of Planning and Development organized in 1945. Growth since then. Activities under its jurisdiction. Some facts and figures on what this Department has accomplished. Administrative structure. A report on each of the following Branches of the Department follows. The Branches are: Conservation; Community Planning; Immigration; Housing; Trade and ...
    Text  Griesinger, Honourable William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 20 Apr 1950, 314-323   The Department of Planning and Development organized in 1945. Growth since then. Activities under its jurisdiction. Some facts and figures on what this Department has accomplished. Administrative structure. A report ...
  • The Future of Our Constitution.
    Text  Robinette, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 1 Mar 1984, 266-276     A discussion of several issues related to the Constitution. "The future of the Constitution lies primarily with the courts…" The division of legislative powers between the federal parliament and the provincial legislatures. The Constitution Act of 1967. Some illustrative examples of problems. The relation of the Constitution to Canada's treaty-making ...
    Text  Robinette, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 1 Mar 1984, 266-276   A discussion of several issues related to the Constitution. "The future of the Constitution lies primarily with the courts…" The division of legislative powers between the federal parliament and the ...
  • Our National Task
    Text  Imrie, John M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 6 Feb 1936, 221-234     Purchasing power of the prosperous prairie area during pre-depression days that contributed substantially to industrial employment and general prosperity throughout Eastern Canada. Effects of the world depression on the Prairie Provinces. Ways in which the prosperity of Canada depends upon the prosperity of agriculture and therefore Western Canada. National concern ...
    Text  Imrie, John M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 6 Feb 1936, 221-234   Purchasing power of the prosperous prairie area during pre-depression days that contributed substantially to industrial employment and general prosperity throughout Eastern Canada. Effects of the world depression on the Prairie ...
  • Can We Achieve Canadian Unity?
    Text  Harvey, Monsieur Jean-Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 19 Jan 1939, 184-199     The issue of Canadian unity made problematic in that we are not all of the same character. A remarriage in 1759. Most disagreements or misunderstandings grounded on prejudice or ignorance, neither of which can be eliminated at a stroke. The lack of surprise that there are misunderstandings existing between Quebec ...
    Text  Harvey, Monsieur Jean-Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 19 Jan 1939, 184-199   The issue of Canadian unity made problematic in that we are not all of the same character. A remarriage in 1759. Most disagreements or misunderstandings grounded on prejudice or ignorance, ...
  • Roadblocks to National Unity
    Text  Miller, The Honourable Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 2 Oct 1980, 24-36     Address given on the day that Prime Minister Trudeau would hold a nationally televised press conference to announce his proposals for bringing home the constitution, and the day that the Federal Energy Minister Marc Lalonde and Alberta Energy Minister Merv Leitch meet to work out an energy-pricing formula. The two ...
    Text  Miller, The Honourable Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 2 Oct 1980, 24-36   Address given on the day that Prime Minister Trudeau would hold a nationally televised press conference to announce his proposals for bringing home the constitution, and the day that the ...
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