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  • Quebec Update
    Ryan, Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 5 Oct 1978, 6-19     The speaker addresses the Club in his new role as leader of the Liberal Party in the Province of Quebec. Remarks on the nature of the challenge to be faced in Quebec and comments on what is expected from fellow Canadians in what the speaker terms the "battle which lies ...
    Ryan, Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 5 Oct 1978, 6-19   The speaker addresses the Club in his new role as leader of ...
  • The Myth of the Power-Hungry Centralizers
    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. ...
    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 ...
  • Quebec's Decision
    Charest, The Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 11 Oct 1995, 155-166     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The decision October 30 that will affect all Canadians. The speaker's travels throughout the province of Quebec over the last month and what he discovered. Sharing some thoughts on how this campaign is unfolding. A ...
    Charest, The Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 11 Oct 1995, 155-166   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • Reorganising Government: An Option Other Than Separation or Status Quo
    Charest, The Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 11 Oct 1994, 250-263     Canada poised at a critical time in its history. A detailed discussion of the issue of Quebec and separation. Concern with the possibility that political parties will deliberately misinterpret what Quebeckers said with their election of a separatist government. What other political parties might say. Understanding what the issues means ...
    Charest, The Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 11 Oct 1994, 250-263   Canada poised at a critical time in its history. A detailed discussion ...
  • The Challenge of Canadian Federalism in the 1980s
    Chrétien, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Jan 1980, 177-188     Federalism, oil pricing, and the Tory budget. Critique of some of the present government's policies and strategies. A detailed and historical review of the energy situation. Nationalism vs. Provincialism. What the speaker's political party would do in the future.
    Chrétien, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Jan 1980, 177-188   Federalism, oil pricing, and the Tory budget. Critique of some of the ...
  • Canada after February 18, 1980
    McMurtry, The Honourable Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 6 Mar 1980, 280-292     A troubling mood within Canada, one of weary resignation. A party division in the House of Commons projected into an apparent national schism. Why we can't afford complacency. Complacency as a weapon for the Parti Québeécois. The belief in a future for Canada with Quebec. Rising to the challenge of ...
    McMurtry, The Honourable Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 6 Mar 1980, 280-292   A troubling mood within Canada, one of weary resignation. A party division ...
  • National Purpose and Future Industrial Development
    Gray, The Honourable Herb, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 24 Apr 1980, 379-389     The old questions: "about whether our differences are greater than our similarities; about whether the whole, Canada, should be greater than the sum of its parts of merely equal to the sum of its parts; about whether the country will continue to exist." Current problems of persistent inflation, high interest ...
    Gray, The Honourable Herb, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 24 Apr 1980, 379-389   The old questions: "about whether our differences are greater than our similarities; ...
  • Canada: Facing the Future
    Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 27 Jun 1991, 30-44     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. How Canada can be held together as a country. A sense of what the people of Canada want. Strengthening the spirit of Canada. Canada at risk: the crisis and the statistics that show the crisis. What ...
    Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 27 Jun 1991, 30-44   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal ...
  • Recovery and the Canada Round: A Manitoba Perspective
    Filmon, The Hon. Gary A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 15 Apr 1992, 495-507     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Problems of the legacy of the Meech Lake Accord; problems with the national economy; problems with a deepening of the divisions among provinces and regions. Problems with political leadership of the country. Various other factors ...
    Filmon, The Hon. Gary A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 15 Apr 1992, 495-507   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • Canadian Federalism Today
    Clark, The Right Honourable Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 12 Feb 1981, 236-246     An exploration of the differences between the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives. Issues discussed include regionalism; federalism; reasonable government; the role of Britain in the Canadian constitution; the Canadian energy industry and program; separatism in Quebec; Western Canada; pride and confidence in Canada.
    Clark, The Right Honourable Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 12 Feb 1981, 236-246   An exploration of the differences between the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives. ...
  • The Value of Canada, the Risks it Faces
    Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 22 Jun 1995, 84-95     First, an extension of greetings from Her Majesty, from His Honour Hal Jackman, as a celebration of Canada Day. A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. The importance of demonstrating our passion for Canada, and for Canadian unity and purpose regularly, in our ...
    Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 22 Jun 1995, 84-95   First, an extension of greetings from Her Majesty, from His Honour Hal ...
  • The Case for a New Federalism
    Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 1 Oct 1993, 103-111     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The Old Federalists and the New Federalists and the Separatist challenge from Quebec. Concept of New Canada vs. Independence as opposed to Old Canada vs. Independence for Quebec. Fiscal and parliamentary reforms.
    Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 1 Oct 1993, 103-111   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • The Referendum: Everyone's Business
    Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 9 Feb 1995, 421-431     Facing two issues that are closely linked: a provincial government doing its utmost to break up the Canadian federation; a debt and deficit problem that threatens our well-being as a nation. The importance of tackling both these issues immediately, and why it is so important. A review of the Quebec ...
    Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 9 Feb 1995, 421-431   Facing two issues that are closely linked: a provincial government doing its ...
  • Finding a Better Way for Canada
    Gibson, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 20 Sep 1994, 433-448     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Fraser Institute. Thoughts and remarks on the Quebec election, the referendum, Quebec separation, and Canada. Having to think about the unthinkable. The unacceptable financial status quo in Canada. The sentiment for the ROC (rest of Canada). What 70% of ...
    Gibson, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 20 Sep 1994, 433-448   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Fraser ...
  • A Romance With Canada
    Pachter, Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 23 Jun 1994, 45-64     A joint meeting of The Royal Commonwealth Society and The Empire Club of Canada. The speaker's obsession with Canada; "with its beauty, with its size, with the grandeur of it, with the complexity of it, with its past, with its present and with its future." A look at 200 years ...
    Pachter, Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 23 Jun 1994, 45-64   A joint meeting of The Royal Commonwealth Society and The Empire Club ...
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