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  • Roads to the Future
    Text  Dafoe, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 30 Jan 1936, 209-220     Man's ideas about the future and about the past. Now disillusioned and fearful of the chaotic conditions of the present, looking forward with desire and perhaps some measure of expectation to the future. Faith that the improvement will come gratuitously, but the future will be what we make it. What ...
    Text  Dafoe, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 30 Jan 1936, 209-220   Man's ideas about the future and about the past. Now disillusioned and fearful of the chaotic conditions of the present, looking forward with desire and perhaps some measure of expectation ...
  • Vimy—Twenty Years After
    Text  Fallis, Lieutenant-Colonel, The Rev. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 8 Apr 1937, 318-332     Those who say that Canada was really born as a nation in its self-consciousness through the great battle of Vimy Ridge. Looking back over the years that are gone, and bringing close to our memories those men of the past. Honouring the memory of those men who fell at Vimy ...
    Text  Fallis, Lieutenant-Colonel, The Rev. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 8 Apr 1937, 318-332   Those who say that Canada was really born as a nation in its self-consciousness through the great battle of Vimy Ridge. Looking back over the years that are gone, and ...
  • The Making Of The Peace
    Text  Salmon, Dr. E.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 17 Apr 1947, 316-330     The difference in atmosphere that exists between the year 1947 and the year 1920. The lack of an optimistic attitude two years after the Second World War. The large number of international conferences since the Second World War ended, marked by a good deal of acrimony, name-calling, vilification, and even ...
    Text  Salmon, Dr. E.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 17 Apr 1947, 316-330   The difference in atmosphere that exists between the year 1947 and the year 1920. The lack of an optimistic attitude two years after the Second World War. The large number ...
  • Music and Peace
    Text  Mazzoleni, Ettore, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 19 Dec 1946, 149-156     The building of peace not an easy task. Spiritual values that serve to build the world and to build peace; none more important than culture. The need to support a policy which combines both political and cultural leadership if we are to have a true peace, based upon that freedom ...
    Text  Mazzoleni, Ettore, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 19 Dec 1946, 149-156   The building of peace not an easy task. Spiritual values that serve to build the world and to build peace; none more important than culture. The need to support a ...
  • How Fast Can Men Change? (New Patterns of International Relations)
    Text  Mead, Dr. Margaret, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 18 Apr 1957, 336-351     A clarification that the "Men" in the title refers to Mankind. A brief reference to the speaker's last trip back to the Pacific where she had previously studied a group of people 25 years ago. Observations and changes 25 years later. The conclusion that "if people are going to have ...
    Text  Mead, Dr. Margaret, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 18 Apr 1957, 336-351   A clarification that the "Men" in the title refers to Mankind. A brief reference to the speaker's last trip back to the Pacific where she had previously studied a group ...
  • One Bite At A Time
    Text  Wriston, Henry M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 5 Feb 1953, 187-202     A joint meeting with The American Men's Club of Toronto. The special relationship between Canada and the United States, ever since the Rush-Bagot agreement of 1817. The two countries lying within a single defensive perimeter. Maintaining harmony in intimate associations. The need that there be harmony in the mode and ...
    Text  Wriston, Henry M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 5 Feb 1953, 187-202   A joint meeting with The American Men's Club of Toronto. The special relationship between Canada and the United States, ever since the Rush-Bagot agreement of 1817. The two countries lying ...
  • Disarmament
    Text  Noel-Baker, Philip J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 27 Mar 1934, 513-526     The great part to play in world affairs that is now that of the British people. The current power of the British Commonwealth and how that has come to be. The need for the abolition of war, the establishment of law and justice which the British peoples have achieved. The ...
    Text  Noel-Baker, Philip J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 27 Mar 1934, 513-526   The great part to play in world affairs that is now that of the British people. The current power of the British Commonwealth and how that has come to be. ...
  • A Briton Looks at the World
    Text  Norwood, Rev. Frederick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 18 Sep 1934, 17-29     The radical changes that are taking place in parts of the world. The speaker's 16 months of travel, testing out a few great convictions which have been maturing in his mind for years. Stating his case from a personal point of view for the sake of clarity. Personal background of ...
    Text  Norwood, Rev. Frederick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 18 Sep 1934, 17-29   The radical changes that are taking place in parts of the world. The speaker's 16 months of travel, testing out a few great convictions which have been maturing in his ...
  • Fourteen Years of Peace
    Text  Fyfe, Dr. William Hamilton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 17 Nov 1932, 296-302     Our hopes when the war ended. How far we have succeeded in realizing those ideals; a discouraging answer. A review of the fate of our 1918 ideals, keeping an eye well open for gleams of hope. An increase in the number of homogeneous, self-governing communities since the war ended. A ...
    Text  Fyfe, Dr. William Hamilton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 17 Nov 1932, 296-302   Our hopes when the war ended. How far we have succeeded in realizing those ideals; a discouraging answer. A review of the fate of our 1918 ideals, keeping an eye ...
  • The Commonwealth on Trial
    Text  Ney, Major Frederick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 9 Dec 1948, 117-129     The speaker basing his observations today on his experiences over the past four or five years when he has visited many parts of the world. The very clear picture of the world-wide organization of Communism which those experiences have given him. Everywhere he has found people waiting for England and ...
    Text  Ney, Major Frederick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 9 Dec 1948, 117-129   The speaker basing his observations today on his experiences over the past four or five years when he has visited many parts of the world. The very clear picture of ...
  • International Peace and Good Will
    Text  Shatford, Rev. Canon A.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 20 Dec 1923, 364-379     The true transcription of the Scripture phrase as “Peace on Earth to Men of Good-will.” This reading bringing out clearly the sentiment that we can never hope to have peace on earth until we have good-will amongst the people of the earth. Good-will as the cause, and peace as the ...
    Text  Shatford, Rev. Canon A.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 20 Dec 1923, 364-379   The true transcription of the Scripture phrase as “Peace on Earth to Men of Good-will.” This reading bringing out clearly the sentiment that we can never hope to have peace ...
  • The Uncertain Future
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 17 Jan 1946, 185-196     What we take for granted. Not forgetting Hitler and what he nearly blew away. The danger of minimizing others like him. Hitler's prophecy that if he did not win he would plunge the world into chaos and misery. Hitler's heritage of troubles and dangers far more difficult to deal with ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 17 Jan 1946, 185-196   What we take for granted. Not forgetting Hitler and what he nearly blew away. The danger of minimizing others like him. Hitler's prophecy that if he did not win he ...
  • Our International Outlook
    Text  Schurman, Jacob G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 17 Feb 1921, 60-74     Recent events in South Africa. Ways in which these events are significant. Great Britain's view of colonial relations now and in the past. The principles of liberty and nationality and independence. Another principle prevalent in the world called "anti-democracy," embodied in Bismarck. Now living in a world practically wholly given ...
    Text  Schurman, Jacob G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 17 Feb 1921, 60-74   Recent events in South Africa. Ways in which these events are significant. Great Britain's view of colonial relations now and in the past. The principles of liberty and nationality and ...
  • Defence, Sovereignty, and Our Responsibility in the Canadian North
    Text  Beatty, The Hon. Perrin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 2 Jun 1988, 1-12     Some of the key developments in the dramatic improvements in East-West relations. Prospects for further progress to come. Where to go from here. Agenda in light of these developments. The strong contribution of NATO; continuing from that strength. Mr. Gorbachev's reforms; what they mean, what they will require; difficulties he ...
    Text  Beatty, The Hon. Perrin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 2 Jun 1988, 1-12   Some of the key developments in the dramatic improvements in East-West relations. Prospects for further progress to come. Where to go from here. Agenda in light of these developments. The ...
  • The Basis of Peace
    Text  Churchill, Randolph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 23 Apr 1931, 132-142     Three principal schools of thought by which various people are trying to achieve this universal goal of world peace, and to establish it on a practical basis. Efforts by the League of Nations; the Kellogg pact; Disarmament. A brief discussion of each, with the speaker's response to each effort. Seeking ...
    Text  Churchill, Randolph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 23 Apr 1931, 132-142   Three principal schools of thought by which various people are trying to achieve this universal goal of world peace, and to establish it on a practical basis. Efforts by the ...
  • Can the Scientist Win the Peace?
    Text  Alcock, Dr. Norman Z., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 8 Feb 1962, 162-172     Three questions, to which the speaker hopes to provide convincing answers. "Is it generally recognized that war is now obsolete?; Can the scientists win the peace?; Is there still time?" A detailed discussion follows. Some of the topics covered include the following. Evidence to support the theory that war is ...
    Text  Alcock, Dr. Norman Z., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 8 Feb 1962, 162-172   Three questions, to which the speaker hopes to provide convincing answers. "Is it generally recognized that war is now obsolete?; Can the scientists win the peace?; Is there still time?" ...
  • Canada's Impact on World Affairs
    Text  Bassett, John Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 16 Jun 1955, 1-13     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto and the Life Underwriters Association. A personal report of a recent trip to Europe. The speaker's opportunity to meet and speak with the important political leaders of Italy, France, Belgium and Great Britain; also to ...
    Text  Bassett, John Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 16 Jun 1955, 1-13   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto and the Life Underwriters Association. A personal report of a recent trip to Europe. The ...
  • Norway In War and At The Peace Conference
    Text  Hambro, Carl J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 11 Feb 1943, 348-366     What is really meant by the term "Government in exile." Norway as the only country in Europe that has continued after the invasion to pay the full interest and amortization quota on all its external loans. One of the first duties of Norway's Government in exile to try to build ...
    Text  Hambro, Carl J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 11 Feb 1943, 348-366   What is really meant by the term "Government in exile." Norway as the only country in Europe that has continued after the invasion to pay the full interest and amortization ...
  • Locarno
    Text  Garnett, Dr. James Maxwell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 26 Nov 1925, 351-363     What Locarno has meant to those in England. The view that war between civilized states can be finally got rid of in our lifetime. The world now six times smaller, for practical purposes, than it was one hundred years ago. The result of that shrinkage in a crowded continent like ...
    Text  Garnett, Dr. James Maxwell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 26 Nov 1925, 351-363   What Locarno has meant to those in England. The view that war between civilized states can be finally got rid of in our lifetime. The world now six times smaller, ...
  • Essentials of the Coming Peace
    Text  Stewart, Dr. Herbert L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 3 Dec 1942, 203-217     Post-war conference and world settlement: should we be talking about it? The essential principles of the great document called "The Atlantic Charter." Learning from the enemy. Propaganda. Embodying the spirit of a moral triumph, a triumph for moral principles as an essential for settlement. What must prescribe the conditions of ...
    Text  Stewart, Dr. Herbert L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 3 Dec 1942, 203-217   Post-war conference and world settlement: should we be talking about it? The essential principles of the great document called "The Atlantic Charter." Learning from the enemy. Propaganda. Embodying the spirit ...
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