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  • A Debate by Three Liberal Leadership Candidates
    Text  Kennedy, Gerard; Dion, Stéphane; Rae, Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 10 Oct 2006, 36-61     All three speakers were introduced, along with the moderator, Amanda Lang, co-anchor of Report on Business TV's "Squeeze Play" and Director of the Canadian Club of Toronto. Prepared questions were asked and then the floor was opened to the live audience. Each speaker had opening remarks. The prepared questions covered ...
    Text  Kennedy, Gerard; Dion, Stéphane; Rae, Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 10 Oct 2006, 36-61   All three speakers were introduced, along with the moderator, Amanda Lang, co-anchor of Report on Business TV's "Squeeze Play" and Director of the Canadian Club of Toronto. Prepared questions were ...
  • Fairness in Confederation
    Text  Crispino, Len, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 18 Jan 2006, 278-288     A discussion of a recent report published by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce called "Fairness in Confederation." An outline of the dangers of the $23-billion fiscal gap between what Ontarians pay to the federal government and whay they receive back in services. Six recommendations to address the imbalance and restore ...
    Text  Crispino, Len, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 18 Jan 2006, 278-288   A discussion of a recent report published by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce called "Fairness in Confederation." An outline of the dangers of the $23-billion fiscal gap between what Ontarians ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 First Labour Government of Great Britain
    Text  Snowden, Mrs. Philip, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 31 Jan 1925, 43-58     Removing misunderstandings about the association of the British Labour Movement with the Bolshevik Party of Russia, as heard by the speaker in this country. The difference between cheese and chalk not greater than the difference between the first labour Government of Great Britain and the Bolshevik Government of Russia, with ...
    Text  Snowden, Mrs. Philip, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 31 Jan 1925, 43-58   Removing misunderstandings about the association of the British Labour Movement with the Bolshevik Party of Russia, as heard by the speaker in this country. The difference between cheese and chalk ...
  • New Directions in Economic Policy
    Text  Stanfield, The Honourable Robert L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 19 Oct 1972, 46-58     Speech made during an election campaign. The case for change in directions of economic policy, and a proposal for making those changes. A review of specific objectives for the country: full employment; price stability; progress towards alleviation of regional disparity and national disunity; a strong sense of a Canadian identity. ...
    Text  Stanfield, The Honourable Robert L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 19 Oct 1972, 46-58   Speech made during an election campaign. The case for change in directions of economic policy, and a proposal for making those changes. A review of specific objectives for the country: ...
  • My Vision of Canada
    Text  Campbell, The Rt. Hon. Kim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 22 Oct 1993, 145-157     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An overview of Canada as it has been, and the challenges it faces in a changing world economically, socially, politically and culturally. The government's policies to deal with the challenges: hold the line on taxes; ...
    Text  Campbell, The Rt. Hon. Kim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 22 Oct 1993, 145-157   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An overview of Canada as it has been, and the challenges it faces in a ...
  • Take Back Your Seat
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 29 May 1997, 56-69     A first few comments about which newspapers are supporting the Reform Party and which ones might be. The speaker, travelling with a piece of furniture, a seat from the Parliament of Canada and how he is using it to focus the audience's attention on what the election is about. Three ...
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 29 May 1997, 56-69   A first few comments about which newspapers are supporting the Reform Party and which ones might be. The speaker, travelling with a piece of furniture, a seat from the Parliament ...
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