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  • The Role of NATO in Afghanistan
    TextImage       NATO; its operation in Afghanistan; its future and the vital role that Canada plays in the NATO alliance. Canada’s distinguished military history. Canada’s selfless service and its commitment in Afghanistan. Selfless service as personified by the non-commissioned officer. Meeting and recognizing Sgt. Ted Howard as the epitome of selfless service ...
    TextImage     NATO; its operation in Afghanistan; its future and the vital role that Canada plays in the NATO alliance. Canada’s distinguished military history. Canada’s selfless service and its commitment in Afghanistan. ...
  • Multilateralism as the Response to Contemporary Challenges
    Text  Vike-Freiberga, H.D. Dr. Vaira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 21 Sep 2006, 1-12     Some personal history, as well as some history of Latvia. The League of Nations and Latvia. Latvia and the second World War. Soviet occupation. Canada as the first of the G-7 countries to resume diplomatic relations with Latvia 15 years ago. The transformation of Latvia. Latvia as a member of ...
    Text  Vike-Freiberga, H.D. Dr. Vaira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 21 Sep 2006, 1-12   Some personal history, as well as some history of Latvia. The League of Nations and Latvia. Latvia and the second World War. Soviet occupation. Canada as the first of the ...
  • NATO in the Balance
    Text  Lewis, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 27 Mar 1969, 246-255     An address in the "spirit of friendly and respectful antagonism." The speaker's trip to Europe and of what it reminded him: "that we live in a nightmarish world whose survival, we are told, depends on our capacity to destroy it." Turning away from the military alliance. What we are told ...
    Text  Lewis, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 27 Mar 1969, 246-255   An address in the "spirit of friendly and respectful antagonism." The speaker's trip to Europe and of what it reminded him: "that we live in a nightmarish world whose survival, ...
  • Canada and NATO
    Text  Smith, Major-General J.D.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 22 Mar 1956, 293-305     Canada and NATO. Some of the highlights of the historical background leading up to NATO. Some of the motivating international actions which brought about its organization. How NATO is different from the classic alliances of the past. Defining NATO. Article 5 as the "hard core" of NATO. Details of NATO's ...
    Text  Smith, Major-General J.D.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 22 Mar 1956, 293-305   Canada and NATO. Some of the highlights of the historical background leading up to NATO. Some of the motivating international actions which brought about its organization. How NATO is different ...
  • Canada's International Commitments
    Text  Pearkes, The Honourable G.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 27 Feb 1958, 219-230     Reference to the speaker's last address 12 years ago when Canada was just emerging from the Second World War and had just signed the United Nations Charter. The hope at that time that we were about to enter a period of peace and economic reconstruction and development. Events during the ...
    Text  Pearkes, The Honourable G.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 27 Feb 1958, 219-230   Reference to the speaker's last address 12 years ago when Canada was just emerging from the Second World War and had just signed the United Nations Charter. The hope at ...
  • NATO: The Continuing Challenge
    Text  Falls, Admiral R.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 6 Nov 1980, 88-101     The difficulty of measuring success of NATO. A brief review of how NATO has fulfilled its mandate over the last 30 years and some historical events and how NATO has dealt with them. An explication of various strategies including "massive retaliation," "flexible response," "equivalent response." Détente. The Mutual Balanced Force ...
    Text  Falls, Admiral R.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 6 Nov 1980, 88-101   The difficulty of measuring success of NATO. A brief review of how NATO has fulfilled its mandate over the last 30 years and some historical events and how NATO has ...
  • Sea Power in the 20th Century
    Text  Place, Rear Admiral Godfrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 11 Nov 1976, 87-98     A brief history of the use of the sea, beginning at the end of the last century. The combination of wealth and sea power, peace and prosperity to follow. A review of the use of the sea in wartime. The costs of sea power. The importance of the sea in ...
    Text  Place, Rear Admiral Godfrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 11 Nov 1976, 87-98   A brief history of the use of the sea, beginning at the end of the last century. The combination of wealth and sea power, peace and prosperity to follow. A ...
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    Text  Luns, His Excellency Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 10 Apr 1973, 368-377     A joint dinner meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, the Atlantic Council of Canada, and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch at The Great Hall, Hart House. Actual introduction by Mr. Marvin Gelber. NATO at a crossroads in its approach to East/West relations as well as in the Transatlantic ...
    Text  Luns, His Excellency Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 10 Apr 1973, 368-377   A joint dinner meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, the Atlantic Council of Canada, and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch at The Great Hall, Hart House. Actual introduction ...
  • Forty Years On
    Text  Carrington, The Rt. Hon. the Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 23 Jan 1985, 241-254     A review of the events of 40 years ago and the several anniversaries occurring in 1985. A message of determination that such wars and battles will occur "never again." New relations through the European Community and the North Atlantic Alliance. Less successful east-west relations, and with the Soviet Union. The ...
    Text  Carrington, The Rt. Hon. the Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 23 Jan 1985, 241-254   A review of the events of 40 years ago and the several anniversaries occurring in 1985. A message of determination that such wars and battles will occur "never again." New ...
  • Thoughts on NATO
    Text  Eide, General Vigleik, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 5 Oct 1995, 143-154     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Atlantic Council of Canada. NATO's post-Cold-War crisis management: crucial to the peace of the future. The speaker's personal view; no comments on recent developments since he left NATO almost three years ago. Changes in the security environment of Europe ...
    Text  Eide, General Vigleik, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 5 Oct 1995, 143-154   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Atlantic Council of Canada. NATO's post-Cold-War crisis management: crucial to the peace of the future. The speaker's personal view; ...
  • Hungary, A New Partner for Canada
    Text  Kovacs, Laszlo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 6 Jul 1995, 96-104     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Hungary as a new partner for Canada; a stable and predictable partner for Canada. Reasons why Canada would do business, and invest in Hungary: three reasons, with a discussion of each. Three main priorities ...
    Text  Kovacs, Laszlo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 6 Jul 1995, 96-104   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Hungary as a new partner for Canada; a stable and predictable partner for Canada. ...
  • British Foreign Policy in Transition
    Text  Steward, The Right Honourable Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 16 Sep 1969, 1-14     The commonality between Canada and Britain. The nature and conduct of foreign policy by each country. Re-examining policies in the light of contemporary needs. Looking at the needs of our respective countries today and finding solid and modern reasons why the mutual affection and the links of the past should ...
    Text  Steward, The Right Honourable Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 16 Sep 1969, 1-14   The commonality between Canada and Britain. The nature and conduct of foreign policy by each country. Re-examining policies in the light of contemporary needs. Looking at the needs of our ...
  • NATO Strategy
    Text  Norstad, General Lauris, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 14 May 1959, 1-9     The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Where NATO stands and the basis or background to its military strategy at the time of its Tenth Anniversary. The strength, perhaps more moral than military, that has sprung from this tangible evidence of the desire and the determination of free people to face ...
    Text  Norstad, General Lauris, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 14 May 1959, 1-9   The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Where NATO stands and the basis or background to its military strategy at the time of its Tenth Anniversary. The strength, perhaps more moral ...
  • The Alliance and Canada
    Text  Carrington, The Right Hon. The Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 9 Mar 1988, 287-298     Current concerns affecting the NATO alliance and Canada's role in NATO. The INF agreement bringing the first real downturn in the arms buildup and protecting Western security and setting valuable precedents for the future. A new climate of success, new opportunity, and new challenges. Putting events in a wider perspective. ...
    Text  Carrington, The Right Hon. The Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 9 Mar 1988, 287-298   Current concerns affecting the NATO alliance and Canada's role in NATO. The INF agreement bringing the first real downturn in the arms buildup and protecting Western security and setting valuable ...
  • The New NATO—Serving Canada's Interest
    Text  Claes, Willy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 3 Mar 1995, 475-484     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The Canadian Club of Toronto and The Atlantic Council of Canada. A description of how, in the speaker's view, Canada's interests are served by a continued strong, visible commitment to the North Atlantic Alliance. The agenda of our "new NATO." Background ...
    Text  Claes, Willy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 3 Mar 1995, 475-484   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The Canadian Club of Toronto and The Atlantic Council of Canada. A description of how, in the speaker's view, Canada's interests ...
  • Union Or Harmony
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 9 Oct 1952, 33-41     How union and harmony in human experience are certainly not the same thing. An analogy with love and marriage. The speaker's belief that harmony, which is of the spirit, is greater than union. What the speaker has to say on this thesis to follow logically from his last three addresses: ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 9 Oct 1952, 33-41   How union and harmony in human experience are certainly not the same thing. An analogy with love and marriage. The speaker's belief that harmony, which is of the spirit, is ...
  • The Future of the Western Alliance
    Text  Boothby, The Right Honourable Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 24 Sep 1964, 26-34     The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and how it has successfully fulfilled its two primary purposes. The disappearing basis on which NATO was founded. The main causes of this transformation of the world. Building a democratic world order through the creation of a United States of Western Europe, in close association ...
    Text  Boothby, The Right Honourable Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 24 Sep 1964, 26-34   The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and how it has successfully fulfilled its two primary purposes. The disappearing basis on which NATO was founded. The main causes of this transformation of ...
  • Cross-Roads
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 31 Mar 1949, 294-305     Standing at the end of the old road of Empire authority and at the moment of decision as to whether we shall take the Russian Communist road along which so much of Europe and Asia have already travelled, or the Atlantic road which we may call the seaway, the free ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 31 Mar 1949, 294-305   Standing at the end of the old road of Empire authority and at the moment of decision as to whether we shall take the Russian Communist road along which so ...
  • The Atlantic Alliance in the 1990's
    Text  Worner, Dr. Manfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 18 Jan 1990, 158-167     1989 as a key year in history: a brief review. The cases of fundamental change. "The significance of 1989 is that the great struggle between collectivist ideology and the Western liberal tradition is practically decided. … now we must prepare for the new world of the 21st century … " ...
    Text  Worner, Dr. Manfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 18 Jan 1990, 158-167   1989 as a key year in history: a brief review. The cases of fundamental change. "The significance of 1989 is that the great struggle between collectivist ideology and the Western ...
  • World Political Changes and Their Effect on Defence
    Text  Harkness, The Honourable Douglas S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 14 Nov 1963, 92-100     Discussion in recent years on what Canada's defence policy should be. Two directly opposite political tendencies, or movements, at work. The move towards nationalism and national sovereignty all over the world. The necessity to maintain the nuclear deterrent of the West. The rising power of China. China's challenge to Russia. ...
    Text  Harkness, The Honourable Douglas S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 14 Nov 1963, 92-100   Discussion in recent years on what Canada's defence policy should be. Two directly opposite political tendencies, or movements, at work. The move towards nationalism and national sovereignty all over the ...
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