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  • Openness and Partnership
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 29 Oct 1990, 105-115     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some remarks about the unexpectedness of the results of Ontario's recent election of the New Democratic Party to office. The question of openness and transparency. Letting the people know. The frankness of recent Treasurer's report ...
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 29 Oct 1990, 105-115   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some remarks about the unexpectedness of the results of Ontario's recent election of the New ...
  • Building the New Ontario
    Text  Grossman, Larry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 20 Mar 1986, 324-335     The issue of the provincial government's drive to pass the "Health Care Accessibility Act," legislation designed to end extra-billing by Ontario physicians. The speaker's background, especially as Minister of Health, and some of his experiences during that time. Some basic questions about the way health care policy is developed in ...
    Text  Grossman, Larry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 20 Mar 1986, 324-335   The issue of the provincial government's drive to pass the "Health Care Accessibility Act," legislation designed to end extra-billing by Ontario physicians. The speaker's background, especially as Minister of Health, ...
  • Progress and Stability in Ontario
    Text  Robarts, The Honourable John P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 4 Oct 1962, 1-10     A review of Ontario's present position; an outline of the challenges ahead; a description of the policies which the Provincial Government has evolved to meet the challenges. 1962 a record year for Ontario. Some facts and figures to support this assertion from the following areas: the manufacturing sector; agriculture; pulp ...
    Text  Robarts, The Honourable John P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 4 Oct 1962, 1-10   A review of Ontario's present position; an outline of the challenges ahead; a description of the policies which the Provincial Government has evolved to meet the challenges. 1962 a record ...
  • Courage and Will
    Text  Snobelen, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 17 Jan 2002, 330-339     Two topics: change and change initiatives. The speaker's experience with both. Leadership. Ways in which governments can change. Illustrative anecdotes. Building on what has been done in the last decade. Creating new possibilities. Examples of leadership. Looking towards the future.
    Text  Snobelen, The Hon. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 17 Jan 2002, 330-339   Two topics: change and change initiatives. The speaker's experience with both. Leadership. Ways in which governments can change. Illustrative anecdotes. Building on what has been done in the last decade. ...
  • Politics in the Third Wave
    Text  Bennett, The Honourable Claude F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 28 Apr 1983, 340-350     Examining the direction in which political forces, particularly governments, are heading in the years ahead. The new age of instant and global communications as the most obvious impact on politicians. What that means for the political process. The unsatisfactory marriage of the old and the new. Questions that must be ...
    Text  Bennett, The Honourable Claude F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 28 Apr 1983, 340-350   Examining the direction in which political forces, particularly governments, are heading in the years ahead. The new age of instant and global communications as the most obvious impact on politicians. ...
  • Ontario and the Constitutional Proposals
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 5 Mar 1981, 275-286     Canada's evolving national responsibilities and opportunities. An exploration of the two interrelated issues of current concern: the cost of energy and constitutional reform. The Conservative perspective of a strong national government. The challenge of agreeing on a fair sharing of natural resource revenues, and the dimensions of that challenge. An ...
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 5 Mar 1981, 275-286   Canada's evolving national responsibilities and opportunities. An exploration of the two interrelated issues of current concern: the cost of energy and constitutional reform. The Conservative perspective of a strong national ...
  • Ontario's Postwar Planning Needs
    Text  Langford, George B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 15 Feb 1945, 282-297     The definition and nature of planning. Some well-defined steps to planning. The joint responsibility of citizens and government. The necessity for co-operation between the people of the Province and the Government. The creation of this Department of Planning and Development by an Act of the Legislature in 1944. Duties as ...
    Text  Langford, George B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 15 Feb 1945, 282-297   The definition and nature of planning. Some well-defined steps to planning. The joint responsibility of citizens and government. The necessity for co-operation between the people of the Province and the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ontario—1961
    Text  Frost, Leslie M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 19 Oct 1961, 11-21     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. A review of some of the economic and social changes which have occurred in Ontario over the last few years. Government becoming big business, as it has in all Western democracies. How the Premiership position ...
    Text  Frost, Leslie M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 19 Oct 1961, 11-21   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. A review of some of the economic and social changes which have occurred in Ontario ...
  • Democracy In Ontario
    Text  Nixon, Robert F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 20 Apr 1967, 352-366     1967 marking 175 years since the beginnings of democracy, British justice and a parliamentary procedure in Ontario. Some history of that beginning era, and of John Graves Simcoe as a political visionary. The development of democracy. The independent voice of William Lyon Mackenzie. Sir John A. Macdonald's leadership and the ...
    Text  Nixon, Robert F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 20 Apr 1967, 352-366   1967 marking 175 years since the beginnings of democracy, British justice and a parliamentary procedure in Ontario. Some history of that beginning era, and of John Graves Simcoe as a ...
  • The Right to Know
    Text  Legge, Brigadier General Bruce J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 6 Apr 1972, 359-371     Address follows the beginning of hearings and investigation into allegations against Workmen's Compensation Board members and controversial media coverage. Several topics are covered. They include "Fair Play," to be expected in a democratic government. "Trial By Headlines"—no justice here. "Individual Cases" wherein each person has a basic right to know ...
    Text  Legge, Brigadier General Bruce J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 6 Apr 1972, 359-371   Address follows the beginning of hearings and investigation into allegations against Workmen's Compensation Board members and controversial media coverage. Several topics are covered. They include "Fair Play," to be expected ...
  • Politics and Government in Ontario
    Text  Smith, Dr. Stuart L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 8 Apr 1976, 384-395     Comments on the Ontario budget, presented two days previous. Concern over the deficit, municipal cutbacks, and increases in OHIP premiums. A review of Dr. Smith's fundamental concerns about the Canadian and Ontario economies, the increase in our balance of trade deficit regarding manufactured goods, and the pending energy trade deficit. ...
    Text  Smith, Dr. Stuart L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 8 Apr 1976, 384-395   Comments on the Ontario budget, presented two days previous. Concern over the deficit, municipal cutbacks, and increases in OHIP premiums. A review of Dr. Smith's fundamental concerns about the Canadian ...
  • The Coming Year: 1976
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 11 Dec 1975, 170-183     The demanding role of leadership. The need for governments to "strike out in new and different directions." A review of "how far we have come in our present society and what we have managed to accomplish so far." The review covers the previous 25 years. The role of the taxpayer. ...
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 11 Dec 1975, 170-183   The demanding role of leadership. The need for governments to "strike out in new and different directions." A review of "how far we have come in our present society and ...
  • Ontario of the Future
    Text  Nixon, Robert F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 25 Nov 1971, 84-92     Short review of the results of the recent election. Unemployment a provincial responsibility as well as federal. Suggestions for solutions: school facilities to operate year-round; set up a provincial employment program. Legislative reform. Regionalization. Centralization. Predictions of the consequences of the Ontario government's policies.
    Text  Nixon, Robert F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 25 Nov 1971, 84-92   Short review of the results of the recent election. Unemployment a provincial responsibility as well as federal. Suggestions for solutions: school facilities to operate year-round; set up a provincial employment ...
  • Advice to the Future Premier of Ontario
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 6 Dec 1994, 314-331     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Advice to the future Premier of Ontario, with the hope that it is the speaker himself. The last four years in office and the state of affairs when the speaker's government took over. A public ...
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 6 Dec 1994, 314-331   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Advice to the future Premier of Ontario, with the hope that it is the speaker ...
  • Ontario's Response to Sovereignty Association
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Apr 1980, 350-364     The upcoming referendum in Quebec. Consequences of various results of the referendum. The rejection of sovereignty association by the rest of Canada. Ontario's position with regard to Quebec and negotiating constitutional reform. Options for constitutional change. The duty of politicians outside Quebec to Quebec. Problems of regionalism and regional disparity. ...
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Apr 1980, 350-364   The upcoming referendum in Quebec. Consequences of various results of the referendum. The rejection of sovereignty association by the rest of Canada. Ontario's position with regard to Quebec and negotiating ...
  • Ontario's Role in Confederation
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 5 Apr 1979, 306-315     A critical review of the federal government of Canada. What the electorate need and want from their governments. The problem of the excesses of pridefulness in power, rather than pride in one's country. The role of central government as guardian of the national interest. The lack of responsible national policy ...
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 5 Apr 1979, 306-315   A critical review of the federal government of Canada. What the electorate need and want from their governments. The problem of the excesses of pridefulness in power, rather than pride ...
  • The Courage to Care
    Text  Grossman, The Hon. Larry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 21 Mar 1985, 393-404     Ontario at a crossroads. Agreement within the Progressive Conservative party about the need for economic growth, a reduction of government regulation, a fairer and more equitable tax system, freedom for business to compete and create jobs, the need to control government spending, the control of government's total share of the ...
    Text  Grossman, The Hon. Larry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 21 Mar 1985, 393-404   Ontario at a crossroads. Agreement within the Progressive Conservative party about the need for economic growth, a reduction of government regulation, a fairer and more equitable tax system, freedom for ...
  • Rebuilding and Renewing: Ontario in the Eighties
    Text  Rae, Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 28 Jan 1982, 226-236     Ontario under the Tories. An critical examination by the speaker. The current state of Ontario's economy. Deindustrialization. The cost of chronic unemployment: economic and human. A review of why Ontario is in the state it is in. Factors to explain why the truisms of the 1950s are no longer fact ...
    Text  Rae, Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 28 Jan 1982, 226-236   Ontario under the Tories. An critical examination by the speaker. The current state of Ontario's economy. Deindustrialization. The cost of chronic unemployment: economic and human. A review of why Ontario ...
  • Ontario and the National Dream
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 21 Apr 1977, 354-364     The danger of not being able to meet fundamental challenges of political and economic survival because of constraints that may not be relevant. A discussion, with examples, based on this theme. Topics covered include maintaining the era of prosperity, productivity, analysis and ideology, Quebec independence, the rights of French-speaking citizens ...
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 21 Apr 1977, 354-364   The danger of not being able to meet fundamental challenges of political and economic survival because of constraints that may not be relevant. A discussion, with examples, based on this ...
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