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Malice in Blunderland 
Text  Fotheringham, Allan, Malice in Blunderland, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 25 Nov 1999, 172-179  Some personal and political history of the speaker and Western Canada. Witty and edgy comments about Canadian politics and politicians.
Think Big 
Text  Manning, Preston, Think Big, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 9 Mar 2000, 313-320  The job of the Official Opposition. A challenge to support the Canadian Alliance. Common goals and desires of Canadians. Political obstacles that prevent the achievement of these goals and aspirations. The situation in Canada where the minority leads the majority. The common-sense advice to think...
A Programme to Rekindle the Canadian Dream 
Text  Edwards, James S., A Programme to Rekindle the Canadian Dream, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 19 May 1993, 11-21  Candidacy campaign platform focusing on reform of justice system, debt reduction. Concern with the alienation of the Canadian people who lack hope for opportunity. Suggestions for health care reform and commercial opportunities in art and culture.
Forging a National Economic Agreement 
Text  Campbell, The Hon. Kim, Forging a National Economic Agreement, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 27 May 1993, 33-41  Candidacy campaign platform. National economic agreement among the various levels of government. Deficit elimination. Job creation. 21st century economy. Tax reform.
Canadian Politics for a New Canadian Century 
Text  Charest, The Hon. Jean, Canadian Politics for a New Canadian Century, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 2 Jun 1993, 42-50  Candidacy campaign platform. Job creation. Debt reduction. Vision for Canadian politics of the 21st century. Canadian unity.
Awakening a New Spirit of Canadianism 
Text  Boyer, Patrick, Awakening a New Spirit of Canadianism, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 3 Jun 1993, 51-67  Boyer approaches the PC Leadership with a campaign of Canadian renewal involving four elements: "economic renewal, democratic reform, personal security of individual Canadians and the need to awaken a new spirit of Canadianism." A cultural approach to Canadian identity, this speech involves a...
A Business Man Speaks Up 
Text  Carney, Ralph W., A Business Man Speaks Up, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 26 Nov 1943, 65-95  The speaker here to lend his services to Canada's War Finance Committee and to the Canadian people on behalf of our Fifth Victory Loan. The conflict between two ideas for our postwar future: the Western Hemisphere adaptation of National Socialism, and belief in Democracy. What each of those...
The Role of the Opposition in Parliament 
Text  Diefenbaker, John G., The Role of the Opposition in Parliament, 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...
In Praise of The Politician 
Text  Kroeger, Arthur, In Praise of The Politician, 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....
Various Aspects of the Ottawa Scene 
Text  Fraser, Blair, Various Aspects of the Ottawa Scene, 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 as we think it ought to be. Acknowledged...
Advice to the Future Premier of Ontario 
Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, Advice to the Future Premier of Ontario, 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 philosophy from values...
What is Happening in the British Empire? 
Text  Angell, Sir Norman, What is Happening in the British Empire?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 27 Oct 1932, 262-273  What the British Empire means now. The alternative to the old imperialism as partnership; federalism on the basis of equality. Being careful not to confuse equality and partnership. Problems with independence. The need for integration, coordination, cooperation. Equality, not independence for the...
The New Canada 
Text  Manning, Preston, The New Canada, 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 choose in...
Canada in the Eighties 
Text  Broadbent, Ed, Canada in the Eighties, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 31 Jan 1980, 211-222  The huge change in employment opportunities since after WW II. Reasons why. Oil prices and profit. The lack of justification socially or economically for price and profit increases. What the speaker's NDP party would do differently from the present government. Negative consequences of current...
The Challenges of Change 
Text  Clark, The Right Honourable Joe, The Challenges of Change, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 14 Feb 1980, 235-247  The real test of national political parties and of national governments. Certainties that have changed to questionables in Canada. Some details of changes encountered when the speaker's government took over in Ottawa. Then, some changes already started by his government. The larger question is...
Can Government Do the Job? 
Text  Wagner, The Honourable Claude, Can Government Do the Job?, 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 or not the...
Building a Nation 
Text  Clark, The Honourable Joe, Building a Nation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 19 Apr 1979, 316-327  Some issues in the election campaign, and also some broader questions of approach to the country. Some important party policy differences. The choice, on May 22, between two very different ways of seeing the country. The discussion which follows is a critical view of the federal Liberal party and...
An Address Presented During the 1984 Canadian General Election 
Text  Mulroney, The Hon. Brian, An Address Presented During the 1984 Canadian General Election, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Aug 1984, 11-26  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A review of earlier campaign speeches and promises. Financial implications of his party's strategy. A critical review of events and activities during the current government's term of office. A look to the future and...
An Address Presented During the 1984 Canadian General Election 
Text  Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., An Address Presented During the 1984 Canadian General Election, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 30 Aug 1984, 27-43  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An examination and an anlysis of, and possible answers to, the question "Why is it, with a country such as Canada, with limitless resources, boundless opportunities, no horizons, why is it we are not living up to that...
The Choice for Canada 
Text  Broadbent, Ed, The Choice for Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 11 May 1979, 1-16  An election campaign address. The speaker makes a proposition about the future of Canada, based on the current situation, connected to a previous time in Canada's history following World War II when decisions were made concerning the selling off of Canada's resources as a primary source of...
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