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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canada in the Eighties
    Text  Broadbent, Ed, 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 economic policy. The need for lower ...
    Text  Broadbent, Ed, 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 ...
  • The Challenges of Change
    Text  Clark, The Right Honourable Joe, 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 what kind of country do we ...
    Text  Clark, The Right Honourable Joe, 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 ...
  • Building a Nation
    Text  Clark, The Honourable Joe, 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 government. ...
    Text  Clark, The Honourable Joe, 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 ...
  • An Address Presented During the 1984 Canadian General Election
    Text  Mulroney, The Hon. Brian, 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 expectations ...
    Text  Mulroney, The Hon. Brian, 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 ...
  • An Address Presented During the 1984 Canadian General Election
    Text  Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., 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 ...
    Text  Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., 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, ...
  • The Choice for Canada
    Text  Broadbent, Ed, 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 economic growth, and ...
    Text  Broadbent, Ed, 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 ...
  • The Washington View
    Text  Schlesinger, Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 10 Jan 1985, 209-226     How Canadians look at Americans. Some differences between Canadians and Americans. Changes over the last five years in the United States. The differences between Canadians and Americans in the 1960s and 1970s. Reagan and his administration and what it has meant to the American public, with examples. The turn to ...
    Text  Schlesinger, Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 10 Jan 1985, 209-226   How Canadians look at Americans. Some differences between Canadians and Americans. Changes over the last five years in the United States. The differences between Canadians and Americans in the 1960s ...
  • 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 ...
  • A New Future for British Columbia
    Text  Campbell, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 6 Oct 1998, 150-159     The speaker's belief that we currently have the worst government in provincial history, with some caveats, and how that is so. The human toll in British Columbia. A look back seven years ago in B.C. Some examples of the effects on B.C. today. The financial situation in B.C., with illustrative ...
    Text  Campbell, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 6 Oct 1998, 150-159   The speaker's belief that we currently have the worst government in provincial history, with some caveats, and how that is so. The human toll in British Columbia. A look back ...
  • The Politics of Frugality
    Text  Turner, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 17 May 1993, 1-10     Candidacy campaign platform focusing on deficit reduction, tax reform, Parliamentary reform, debt crisis.
    Text  Turner, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 17 May 1993, 1-10   Candidacy campaign platform focusing on deficit reduction, tax reform, Parliamentary reform, debt crisis.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Programme to Rekindle the Canadian Dream
    Text  Edwards, James S., 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.
    Text  Edwards, James S., 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 ...
  • Forging a National Economic Agreement
    Text  Campbell, The Hon. Kim, 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.
    Text  Campbell, The Hon. Kim, 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, 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.
    Text  Charest, The Hon. Jean, 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, 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 wide-ranging overview of history pertinent to what ...
    Text  Boyer, Patrick, 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 ...
  • A Business Man Speaks Up
    Text  Carney, Ralph W., 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 concepts mean. ...
    Text  Carney, Ralph W., 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 ...
  • 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, ...
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