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  • Problems of National Maturity
    Text  Vanier, His Excellency Major-General Georges P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 9 Feb 1961, 221-231     The centenary of Confederation in Canada in six years' time. A consideration of "the preparation of mind and spirit which we should perhaps try to achieve during the intervening years." Confederation in a Canadian historical context. Solutions of old difficulties and a crop of new ones. Some current difficulties and ...
    Text  Vanier, His Excellency Major-General Georges P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 9 Feb 1961, 221-231   The centenary of Confederation in Canada in six years' time. A consideration of "the preparation of mind and spirit which we should perhaps try to achieve during the intervening years." ...
  • The Coming Defeat of Canadian Nationalism
    Text  Creighton, Dr. Donald C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 16 Nov 1970, 116-129     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Defining the limits of the gloom of the speaker's title: "The Coming Defeat of Canadian Nationalism." A broad-ranging discussion of Canada and Canadian nationalism. Just some of the topics touched on include the following: A ...
    Text  Creighton, Dr. Donald C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 16 Nov 1970, 116-129   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Defining the limits of the gloom of the speaker's title: "The Coming Defeat of Canadian ...
  • That Inferiority Complex
    Text  Denison, Merrill, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 10 Mar 1949, 254-267     That Inferiority Complex—the oft-repeated charge, or apologia, heard so often in connection with certain aspects of the Canadian mental climate. The speaker's view that he is an authority on the inferiority complex, possibly "one of the greatest living authorities." A personal anecdote regarding his diagnosis of the symptom. How he ...
    Text  Denison, Merrill, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 10 Mar 1949, 254-267   That Inferiority Complex—the oft-repeated charge, or apologia, heard so often in connection with certain aspects of the Canadian mental climate. The speaker's view that he is an authority on the ...
  • Canadian Sentiment Before and After Confederation
    Text  Sulte, Benjamin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 14 Jan 1904, 38-42     A turning point at the moment Confederation was enacted. A Canadian sentiment in existence three centuries ago: an historical review. Creating two new Canadas. The first talk about Confederation. The key to Confederation. Canadians, joining together with a declaration of patriotism and sentiment. Other provinces coming in: British Columbia, Prince ...
    Text  Sulte, Benjamin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 14 Jan 1904, 38-42   A turning point at the moment Confederation was enacted. A Canadian sentiment in existence three centuries ago: an historical review. Creating two new Canadas. The first talk about Confederation. The ...
  • Canadian Clubs and Canadian Problems
    Text  McCullough, Charles R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 10 Mar 1911, 218-223     A time when there seemed to be room for ignorance in regard to the possibilities of Canada. Much to learn from the accomplishments of the U.E. Loyalists who founded this great land. Now the time for Canada to demand that her sons, who have read her history, should learn to ...
    Text  McCullough, Charles R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 10 Mar 1911, 218-223   A time when there seemed to be room for ignorance in regard to the possibilities of Canada. Much to learn from the accomplishments of the U.E. Loyalists who founded this ...
  • Our National Aspirations
    Text  McLaren, Rev. Dr. E.D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 18 Jan 1906, 131-136     The lack of worthy, progressive national life without national aspirations. Self-respect and a certain measure of self-confidence as essential elements for the success of a nation as well as of an individual. The steady growth of a spirit of Canadian nationality as one of the most gratifying features of our ...
    Text  McLaren, Rev. Dr. E.D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 18 Jan 1906, 131-136   The lack of worthy, progressive national life without national aspirations. Self-respect and a certain measure of self-confidence as essential elements for the success of a nation as well as of ...
  • The Challenge We Face
    Text  Fleming, Donald M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 4 Apr 1946, 323-339     The challenge that Canada and Canadians face. The need for a national vision if we hope to progress as a nation. The need to discern the challenge and to recognize the fact that we have been challenged by Destiny. The element of choice. The need for a sense of our ...
    Text  Fleming, Donald M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 4 Apr 1946, 323-339   The challenge that Canada and Canadians face. The need for a national vision if we hope to progress as a nation. The need to discern the challenge and to recognize ...
  • The New Commonwealth and New Canadians
    Text  Pickersgill, Hon. John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 8 Dec 1955, 136-145     The speaker begins by recalling his last address two years ago. Starting today where he left off two years ago. The theme of the New Commonwealth—the Commonwealth Mackenzie King had such a large and decisive part in shaping—the New Commonwealth and New Canadians. An assumption that the older Canadians value ...
    Text  Pickersgill, Hon. John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 8 Dec 1955, 136-145   The speaker begins by recalling his last address two years ago. Starting today where he left off two years ago. The theme of the New Commonwealth—the Commonwealth Mackenzie King had ...
  • America, Britain and Canada—The "A B C" of Destiny
    Text  Feinberg, Rabbi Abraham L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 8 Jan 1953, 147-157     A characteristic of Canadian life: the merger of two forces, by compromise and balance. The contract between the Catholic, French, Latin culture of Quebec, and the Protestant, British, Anglo-Saxon culture which dominates the rest of Canada. A union of convenience; progress in mutual understanding. A second merger in that of ...
    Text  Feinberg, Rabbi Abraham L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 8 Jan 1953, 147-157   A characteristic of Canadian life: the merger of two forces, by compromise and balance. The contract between the Catholic, French, Latin culture of Quebec, and the Protestant, British, Anglo-Saxon culture ...
  • An Exile's View of Canada
    Text  MacLennan, Rev. David A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 21 Feb 1952, 250-259     Waving the flag of Canada with the enthusiasm of a returning exile. The speaker's experience of living in both Canada and the United States. Perspective on Canada gained from residence and work in both countries leading to one conviction: a singularly bright future belongs to Canada. Reasons for this confidence, ...
    Text  MacLennan, Rev. David A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 21 Feb 1952, 250-259   Waving the flag of Canada with the enthusiasm of a returning exile. The speaker's experience of living in both Canada and the United States. Perspective on Canada gained from residence ...
  • Culturing Canadian Patriotism
    Text  Bowles, Rev. R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 3 Apr 1924, 166-173     Talking about a sentiment. The nature of patriotism. Patriotism as a natural instinct. The culture of Canadian Patriotism. The lack of instruction about patriotism when the speaker was in school. Canada's history as a pioneer history. Today, reaping the benefits of those terrible struggles and privations of our fathers. Some ...
    Text  Bowles, Rev. R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 3 Apr 1924, 166-173   Talking about a sentiment. The nature of patriotism. Patriotism as a natural instinct. The culture of Canadian Patriotism. The lack of instruction about patriotism when the speaker was in school. ...
  • Canada's Place in World Affairs
    Text  McGeer, G.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 3 Feb 1938, 216-226     Canada's place in the world today of little real consequence unless we, as Canadians, can show something of the unity of spirit that is essential to Canadian peace and to Canadian progress and prosperity. Putting our problems into historical perspective. The record of achievement of the builders of this Dominion ...
    Text  McGeer, G.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 3 Feb 1938, 216-226   Canada's place in the world today of little real consequence unless we, as Canadians, can show something of the unity of spirit that is essential to Canadian peace and to ...
  • The Canadian Revolution
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 30 Nov 1995, 259-272     The Canadian revolution. The speaker's review of his book of the same title. A revolution as a shift in values of the society that has undergone a revolution. The speaker's thesis is that this has happened to Canadian values: a shift from deference to defiance, from deference to authority, to ...
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 30 Nov 1995, 259-272   The Canadian revolution. The speaker's review of his book of the same title. A revolution as a shift in values of the society that has undergone a revolution. The speaker's ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canadian Patriotism
    Text  Osborne, Henry C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 30 Mar 1905, 268-276     The subject of patriotism in general and, more particularly, Canadian patriotism. Ways in which patriotism is distinctly a product of geographical conditions, and how it is developed. Love of race, or loyalty as another quality which is closely related to patriotism. Patriotism as the conjunction of these two qualities. The ...
    Text  Osborne, Henry C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 30 Mar 1905, 268-276   The subject of patriotism in general and, more particularly, Canadian patriotism. Ways in which patriotism is distinctly a product of geographical conditions, and how it is developed. Love of race, ...
  • The Evolution of Canadian Sentiment
    Text  Ross, Hon. G.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 12 May 1905, 252-267     Passing through, in the last 50-100 years, from a protoplasm of Canadian loyalty to the rather fuller development which we have now reached. Recalling a time when there was no such thing as Canadian loyalty. Recalling he time when our fathers came here. Only within the last few years we ...
    Text  Ross, Hon. G.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 12 May 1905, 252-267   Passing through, in the last 50-100 years, from a protoplasm of Canadian loyalty to the rather fuller development which we have now reached. Recalling a time when there was no ...
  • Conscience As A National Asset
    Text  Wallace, Rev. Dr. O.C.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 10 Mar 1904, 104-114     A definition of conscience involving two things: a judgment and an emotion. Speaking of conscience in a national relation, having in mind the family, the conduct of business, and the conduct of public affairs, political and other. Conscience adding to the worth and the welfare of the state when it ...
    Text  Wallace, Rev. Dr. O.C.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 10 Mar 1904, 104-114   A definition of conscience involving two things: a judgment and an emotion. Speaking of conscience in a national relation, having in mind the family, the conduct of business, and the ...
  • Canadian -American Relations
    Text  McCutcheon, Senator the Honourable M. Wallace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 12 Nov 1964, 74-84     Canada's obsession with threatened American domination, cultural, political, economic: an explanation or an excuse? An exploration of this issue. Points to bear in mind about Canada's proximity to the United States: some realities. The misconceptions of the question of Canadian-American economic relations. Putting the situation in perspective. What we share. ...
    Text  McCutcheon, Senator the Honourable M. Wallace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 12 Nov 1964, 74-84   Canada's obsession with threatened American domination, cultural, political, economic: an explanation or an excuse? An exploration of this issue. Points to bear in mind about Canada's proximity to the United ...
  • The Conquest of National Fear
    Text  Currie, General Sir Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 19 Mar 1925, 141-153     Some sure and tested tricks or methods of overcoming fear in the individual or in the group. Speaking not of war but of peace. Speaking not of Europe but of Canada. The irony that one should have to plead for the conquest of fear in days of quiet, when it ...
    Text  Currie, General Sir Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 19 Mar 1925, 141-153   Some sure and tested tricks or methods of overcoming fear in the individual or in the group. Speaking not of war but of peace. Speaking not of Europe but of ...
  • Economic Strategy: the Myth of Provincial Impotence
    Text  Smith, Dr. Stuart, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 4 Jan 1979, 140-154     The relationship between the economy and unity in Canada. An historical perspective with regard to Canada and why it initially came together as a country. Three elements of our society supported as Canadians: a manufacturing sector of sorts; huge government expenditures; importing goods to provide a high standard of living. ...
    Text  Smith, Dr. Stuart, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 4 Jan 1979, 140-154   The relationship between the economy and unity in Canada. An historical perspective with regard to Canada and why it initially came together as a country. Three elements of our society ...
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