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  • That Inferiority Complex
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Problems of National Maturity
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • The Coming Defeat of Canadian Nationalism
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Canada's Place in World Affairs
    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 ...
    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, ...
  • Culturing Canadian Patriotism
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • An Exile's View of Canada
    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, ...
    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 Challenge We Face
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • The Canadian Revolution
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • America, Britain and Canada—The "A B C" of Destiny
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Our National Aspirations
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Canadian Clubs and Canadian Problems
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Canadian Sentiment Before and After Confederation
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Conscience As A National Asset
    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 ...
    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. ...
  • The New Commonwealth and New Canadians
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Canadian Assimilation
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • The Evolution of Canadian Sentiment
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Canadian Patriotism
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • 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; ...
  • The Day I Spoke for Mr. Lincoln
    Mitchell, W.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 29 Mar 1979, 294-305     "There is only one expert who is qualified to examine the soul and the life of a people and to make a valuable report: the native novelist." Mr. Mitchell begins with these and other words from Mark Twain, and continues with a discussion of his life as a Canadian novelist. ...
    Mitchell, W.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 29 Mar 1979, 294-305   "There is only one expert who is qualified to examine the soul ...
  • Positive Nationalism for Canada
    Blair, S. Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 19 Nov 1981, 115-123     The sub-text of this address: "Canada has to be among the happiest countries on earch." The role of the Northern and the Western world in providing assistance to the development and nourishment of the South. The need for a positive nationalism in Canada as a prerequisite to putting Canada forward ...
    Blair, S. Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 19 Nov 1981, 115-123   The sub-text of this address: "Canada has to be among the happiest ...
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