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  • The Need for Change
    Text  McGuinty, Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 19 Sep 2003, 11-19     A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canad and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Day 18 of the campaign some conclusions. Running for premier in the Province of Ontario. Some personal comments. Consensus for change in Ontario and the reasons for it. Offering the high road. Running a tight ...
    Text  McGuinty, Dalton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 19 Sep 2003, 11-19   A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canad and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Day 18 of the campaign some conclusions. Running for premier in the Province of Ontario. ...
  • My Vision for Ontario
    Text  Eves, The Hon. Ernie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 26 Sep 2003, 32-41     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Getting down to the wire. Why the speaker returned to public life. Past success. At a crossroads in Ontario's history. Our strong economy and what it has meant to us. Consequences of high taxes. The ...
    Text  Eves, The Hon. Ernie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 26 Sep 2003, 32-41   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Getting down to the wire. Why the speaker returned to public life. Past success. At ...
  • New Democrats Getting Things Done
    Text  Layton, The Hon. Jack, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 7 Nov 2005, 105-112     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Thoughts on the speaker's intended speech. Intervening events in Ottawa that changed the topic. The role people gave New Democrats in the last election; how the NDP has honoured that role. This Parliament's ability to ...
    Text  Layton, The Hon. Jack, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 7 Nov 2005, 105-112   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Thoughts on the speaker's intended speech. Intervening events in Ottawa that changed the topic. The ...
  • Can Government Do the Job?
    Text  Wagner, The Honourable Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 28 Nov 1974, 126-137     A short review of what other federal politicians chose as speech topics. The speaker addresses the Empire Club of Canada "as a politician, a man of government, now in opposition, to ask some questions about the drum we are all beating, and to pose directly, … the question of whether ...
    Text  Wagner, The Honourable Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 28 Nov 1974, 126-137   A short review of what other federal politicians chose as speech topics. The speaker addresses the Empire Club of Canada "as a politician, a man of government, now in opposition, ...
  • The Next Mayor of Toronto
    Text  Crombie, David E., O'Donohue, Anthony and Rotenberg, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 23 Nov 1972, 126-145     Three election campaign platform speeches for the position of Mayor of Toronto. Crombie concentrates on the future growth and development of Toronto, with attention to neighbourhoods. Rotenberg concentrates on economics and land development. O'Donohue focuses on his personal history, and a commitment to preserve the history of Toronto
    Text  Crombie, David E., O'Donohue, Anthony and Rotenberg, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 23 Nov 1972, 126-145   Three election campaign platform speeches for the position of Mayor of Toronto. Crombie concentrates on the future growth and development of Toronto, with attention to neighbourhoods. Rotenberg concentrates on economics ...
  • Enough is Enough
    Text  Lewis, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 11 Jan 1973, 179-191     The NDP's role in securing an opportunity for the Liberals to govern (vis-à-vis a recent non-confidence motion). NDP priorities for the next Parliament: a decrease in unemployment; tax relief for the ordinary Canadian; a slow down in the cost of living, with emphasis on food; a substantial increase in the ...
    Text  Lewis, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 11 Jan 1973, 179-191   The NDP's role in securing an opportunity for the Liberals to govern (vis-à-vis a recent non-confidence motion). NDP priorities for the next Parliament: a decrease in unemployment; tax relief for ...
  • The New Canada
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 11 Oct 1990, 71-83     The response of the Reform Party of Canada to the "chaotic state of federal politics": to ask Canadians to think long and hard about "two Canadas"—the Old Canada that is dying, and the New Canada that is being born. A description of each of these "Canadas." A request that Canadians ...
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 11 Oct 1990, 71-83   The response of the Reform Party of Canada to the "chaotic state of federal politics": to ask Canadians to think long and hard about "two Canadas"—the Old Canada that is ...
  • Empire and Democracy
    Text  Hawkes, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 1 Dec 1910, 110-116     Remarks on the English habit of dropping "g's" and adding "h's" in their speech. Something in this country that we have got that England has not, and a few things that England has got that she might well get rid of. Showing the Old Country that we can raise better ...
    Text  Hawkes, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 1 Dec 1910, 110-116   Remarks on the English habit of dropping "g's" and adding "h's" in their speech. Something in this country that we have got that England has not, and a few things ...
  • Various Aspects of the Ottawa Scene
    Text  Fraser, Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 12 Jan 1950, 160-169     Talk about democracy and whether or not we see it as a dream, an ideal still to be achieved, instead of a system that's been working for 150 years. Defending democracy effectively in the midst of a cold war; knowing what it is and defending it as it is, not ...
    Text  Fraser, Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 12 Jan 1950, 160-169   Talk about democracy and whether or not we see it as a dream, an ideal still to be achieved, instead of a system that's been working for 150 years. Defending ...
  • The Role of the Opposition in Parliament
    Text  Diefenbaker, John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 27 Oct 1949, 67-74     "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition" as a necessary part of our British Parliamentary system of government. Origins of the name "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition." The role of the Opposition. Some quotes regarding the function and nature of the Opposition. The speaker's view of the role and purpose of the Opposition. Views ...
    Text  Diefenbaker, John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 27 Oct 1949, 67-74   "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition" as a necessary part of our British Parliamentary system of government. Origins of the name "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition." The role of the Opposition. Some quotes ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Machine in Honest Hands
    Text  Ames, Herbert B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1907), 24 Jan 1907, 174-185     The speaker's definition of the "machine" as an organization, actively at work to influence the choice of a body of electors, with regard to who shall represent them. Where such a machine might exist, with examples. The machine idea as practically universal, or may become such wherever an election can ...
    Text  Ames, Herbert B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1907), 24 Jan 1907, 174-185   The speaker's definition of the "machine" as an organization, actively at work to influence the choice of a body of electors, with regard to who shall represent them. Where such ...
  • The Role of Opposition
    Text  Copps, Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Apr 1988, 338-351     Criticism as the principal function of the Opposition. The role of criticism, and the role of a vigorous Opposition in parliament. Opposition in an historical context. The legitimacy of adversarial politics as recognized by both Diefenbaker and Pearson. A look at the operation of party discipline. The speaker as a ...
    Text  Copps, Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Apr 1988, 338-351   Criticism as the principal function of the Opposition. The role of criticism, and the role of a vigorous Opposition in parliament. Opposition in an historical context. The legitimacy of adversarial ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Single Democratic Conservative Option
    Text  Day, Stockwell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 14 Jun 2001, 66-77     Some history of leadership. The Alliance party. Defining the party and its principles. Reform in government. Democratic conservatism. Some discussion of Joe Clark. National conventions. The referendum of Canadian Alliance members. The challenge being put by the speaker to his own party.
    Text  Day, Stockwell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 14 Jun 2001, 66-77   Some history of leadership. The Alliance party. Defining the party and its principles. Reform in government. Democratic conservatism. Some discussion of Joe Clark. National conventions. The referendum of Canadian Alliance ...
  • Ending the Culture of Entitlement
    Text  Harper, The Hon. Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 8 Nov 2005, 113-123     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The inability to deal with important issues because of being hampered by the overriding question of ethics and accountability in our national government. The current situation - Canadians' lack of trust in the government. What ...
    Text  Harper, The Hon. Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 8 Nov 2005, 113-123   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The inability to deal with important issues because of being hampered by the overriding question ...
  • The Direction I Want Canada to Take
    Text  Martin, The Rt. Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 11 Jan 2006, 251-262     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An election campaign that will come down to a very clear difference of values between the speaker and Stephen Harper. Accomplishments and achievements. Differences with Mr. Harper about the future of Canada - sharp and ...
    Text  Martin, The Rt. Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 11 Jan 2006, 251-262   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An election campaign that will come down to a very clear difference of values between ...
  • Defending Our Canada
    Text  Harris, Jim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 12 Jan 2006, 263-277     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The Green Party, working to help share a sustainable future - working to defend Canada. On track in this election to elect our first Green MP and change Canadian politics forever. Potential to make that ...
    Text  Harris, Jim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 12 Jan 2006, 263-277   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The Green Party, working to help share a sustainable future - working to defend Canada. ...
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