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  • My Vision for Ontario
    Text  Witmer, Elizabeth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 5 Mar 2002, 391-399     The speaker's vision for the future of this great province. New challenges and opportunities. The major issues. The need for a new approach and new leadership. Goals and first steps. Details of the speaker's plans for her vision of Ontario.
    Text  Witmer, Elizabeth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 5 Mar 2002, 391-399   The speaker's vision for the future of this great province. New challenges and opportunities. The major issues. The need for a new approach and new leadership. Goals and first steps. ...
  • Rejuvenate, Re-Connect, Re-Earn
    Text  Clement, The Hon. Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 7 Mar 2002, 400-409     The speaker's personal odyssey. Deeply optimistic about the future of his party and Ontairo, and reasons for that optimism. What Mike Harris will leave behind. Three fundamental criteria for Mike Harris' successor. Accessible health care for all - a detailed discussion.
    Text  Clement, The Hon. Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 7 Mar 2002, 400-409   The speaker's personal odyssey. Deeply optimistic about the future of his party and Ontairo, and reasons for that optimism. What Mike Harris will leave behind. Three fundamental criteria for Mike ...
  • Common Sense and Compassion Do Co-Exist
    Text  Eves, Ernie L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 12 Mar 2002, 410-419     The speaker's suport for leadership of the party. His decision to return to public life, and reasons for it. Challenges confronting Ontairo. The Common Sense Revolution. The progress seen now at risk. The need to establish priorities and focus on what is important to the people of Ontario. The need ...
    Text  Eves, Ernie L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 12 Mar 2002, 410-419   The speaker's suport for leadership of the party. His decision to return to public life, and reasons for it. Challenges confronting Ontairo. The Common Sense Revolution. The progress seen now ...
  • My Vision for Canada's Future
    Text  Stronach, Belinda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 24 Feb 2004, 243-253     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The month since the speaker announced her bid to become the first leader of the new Conservative party. The speaker's vision for the country; why she is seeking the leadership; why she believes she has ...
    Text  Stronach, Belinda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 24 Feb 2004, 243-253   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The month since the speaker announced her bid to become the first leader of the ...
  • Canada Deserves a Better Government
    Text  Harper, Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 17 Jan 2004, 218-228     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some personal history. Great changes happening in federal politics. Some of the speaker's achievements. The release of a position paper on environmental policy. The increasingly serious political crisis in Ottawa. The Auditor General's report. The ...
    Text  Harper, Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 17 Jan 2004, 218-228   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some personal history. Great changes happening in federal politics. Some of the speaker's achievements. The ...
  • It'sTime For Change
    Text  Clement, Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 16 Feb 2004, 209-217     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. People in Canada living the nightmare of being misgoverned. Ways in which that nightmare has turned surreal in the last six months. The turn against Paul Martin. The Auditor General's report and what it means. ...
    Text  Clement, Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 16 Feb 2004, 209-217   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. People in Canada living the nightmare of being misgoverned. Ways in which that nightmare has ...
  • The Canadian Economy: Successes and Challenges
    Text  McCallum, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 9 Nov 2000, 133-157     The change in the speaker's situation since he was first asked to speak. Campaigning. The marketplace as the best arbiter of economic value in our society. Canadian values that the marketplace will not and cannot satisfy. The government's role to ensure equal protection and opportunity for all. The responsibility to ...
    Text  McCallum, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 9 Nov 2000, 133-157   The change in the speaker's situation since he was first asked to speak. Campaigning. The marketplace as the best arbiter of economic value in our society. Canadian values that the ...
  • The Public and the Politicians
    Text  O'Leary, Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 30 Mar 1933, 143-155     Public challenge to public life. The word "politician" as a term of reproach. Why politics has fallen into disrepute. The growing propensity among all of us to question, to criticize, to misrepresent and to vilify the politicians as a class. Change brought about by the War. How much of this ...
    Text  O'Leary, Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 30 Mar 1933, 143-155   Public challenge to public life. The word "politician" as a term of reproach. Why politics has fallen into disrepute. The growing propensity among all of us to question, to criticize, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Perspectives on Politics
    Text  Stephenson, The Hon. Bette, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 17 Jan 1985, 227-240     On matters that have to do with trust, public life, leadership, and the rights and responsibilities we all share as citizens of Canada. A deterioration in trust in the past two decades. The Washington Post as an example of the news media at its best, and at its worst, but ...
    Text  Stephenson, The Hon. Bette, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 17 Jan 1985, 227-240   On matters that have to do with trust, public life, leadership, and the rights and responsibilities we all share as citizens of Canada. A deterioration in trust in the past ...
  • Power and the Abuse of Power in Canada
    Text  Roman, Stephen B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 16 Nov 1978, 83-91     A discussion of the speaker's perspective on the present trends in the exercise of political power. Comments on the legitimate use of power, with a review of various views. Canadian Prime Ministers in the past. Consequences of recent programmes offered without input from the public, e.g. price and wage controls, ...
    Text  Roman, Stephen B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 16 Nov 1978, 83-91   A discussion of the speaker's perspective on the present trends in the exercise of political power. Comments on the legitimate use of power, with a review of various views. Canadian ...
  • Toronto Mayoralty Candidates
    Text  O'Donohue, Alderman Tony; Smith, Alderman David; Sewell, Alderman John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 12 Oct 1978, 20-35     Mr. O'Donohue remarks focus on his vision of Toronto as a place of many cultural and social backgrounds. He attempts to answer the question as to what people in the City of Toronto want. An analysis of the operating expenses for the City. An examination of the role of Mayor. ...
    Text  O'Donohue, Alderman Tony; Smith, Alderman David; Sewell, Alderman John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 12 Oct 1978, 20-35   Mr. O'Donohue remarks focus on his vision of Toronto as a place of many cultural and social backgrounds. He attempts to answer the question as to what people in the ...
  • What is Wrong with Parliament?
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117     Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The sense of aversion that's been expressed to a book written about a living public figure. The uniqueness of that response to Canada. Criticism about the title. The speaker's three reasons for his choice of title. Response to other ...
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117   Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The sense of aversion that's been expressed to a book written about a living public figure. The uniqueness of ...
  • In Praise of The Politician
    Text  Kroeger, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 8 Feb 1990, 195-207     Why the speaker feels his topic is appropriate and relevant. His description of politicians. The speaker's background. A few excerpts from the press of recent months to illustrate the effects of current attitudes towards politicians. The "overpaid and underworked" issue. Some words about money. The substantial risks that go with ...
    Text  Kroeger, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 8 Feb 1990, 195-207   Why the speaker feels his topic is appropriate and relevant. His description of politicians. The speaker's background. A few excerpts from the press of recent months to illustrate the effects ...
  • Nixon—Humphrey—Wallace! How One Was Chosen
    Text  Young, Christopher, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 5 Dec 1968, 99-108     A detailed description and discussion of each candidate and what helped and hindered their campaign. Some remarks on Canada's political leaders.
    Text  Young, Christopher, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 5 Dec 1968, 99-108   A detailed description and discussion of each candidate and what helped and hindered their campaign. Some remarks on Canada's political leaders.
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