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The Next Hundred Years 
Text  Kierans, Eric, The Next Hundred Years, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 9 Nov 1967, 156-169  Canada must do better. The three major factors of population growth, educated people, expanding knowledge and science common to all nations. The challenge in Canada of the "French Fact." The real revolution in Quebec: what has been going on inside Quebec since the death of Mr. Duplessis. The...
Separatism--A Dangerous Philosophy 
Text  Thomson, Peter Nesbitt, Separatism--A Dangerous Philosophy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 515), 6 Feb 1964, 204-214  The speaker's concern with recent events in Quebec, and whether, because of what is happening there, Canada is on the threshold of great and nation-shaking transitions. How the rest of the world might be looking at Canada today. How much of the turbulent change of spirit by Canada is really...
Quebec Old and New 
Text  Dumoulin, Jacques, Quebec Old and New, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 30 Mar 1944, 392-404  A history of Quebec and its people. The heroes of 1646, 1648 and 1649. Immigration and population of Quebec. The heroic story of capture and recapture, taking and retaking of strategic points. Colonists no longer French who became Canadian. The vigorous, youthful nation of the United States and...
Quebec of the Eighties 
Text  Parizeau, The Honourable Jacques, Quebec of the Eighties, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 12 Jan 1984, 183-193  Brief description of what has happened in the last few years in Quebec. The French-speaking majority at peace with its language. A shift in business away from Montreal to Toronto as the economic centre of Canada. The void filled by native entrepreneurs. The economic structure in Quebec. Foreign...
The Present Evolution of Quebec, Its Meaning and Its Scope 
Text  Lesage, The Honourable Jean, The Present Evolution of Quebec, Its Meaning and Its Scope, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 16 Nov 1964, 85-97  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. What the people of Quebec are thinking. The transition from the quiet revolution to what the speaker calls "the noisier evolution" that is taking place in Quebec today. Two problems facing Canada today: biracialism and...
Quebec's Place in Canada 
Text  Johnson, The Hon. Daniel, Quebec's Place in Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 18 Jan 1995, 407-420  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The decision Quebeckers will be making this year. A decision about Quebec's place in Canada. The speaker's hope for our long-term future together. The recent general election in Quebec. The speaker addresses the...
The Politics of Quebec--Today and Tomorrow 
Text  Ryan, Claude, The Politics of Quebec--Today and Tomorrow, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 19 Feb 1970, 273-285  A slight adjustment to the topic to "some unwritten laws of Quebec's politics." Discussing the Quebec "problem" in a more factual and detached style. 1970 as an election year in the Province in Quebec. Some vital, unwritten, intangible, uneternal laws which seem to govern the politics of Quebec....
Quebec's Place in World Economy 
Text  Lesage, The Honourable Jean, Quebec's Place in World Economy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 13 Oct 1960, 24-32  A Special Meeting Arranged by the National Industrial Conference Board and Sponsored Jointly by The Canadian Club of Toronto and The Empire Club of Canada. The recent request for Canada, by the United Nations, to provide a contingent of French-speaking Canadian soldiers for purposes of...
Quebec in the Confederation of Tomorrow 
Text  Bertrand, The Honourable Jean-Jacques, Quebec in the Confederation of Tomorrow, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 10 Nov 1969, 103-111  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A recent cultural agreement signed by Quebec and Ontario; setting a pattern for all of Canada to follow. What's happening in Quebec: the logical last stage in a step-by-step definition of her identity. A Quebec...
On a Working Hypothesis 
Text  Lévesque, The Honourable René, On a Working Hypothesis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 24 Jan 1980, 189-210  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Change in our political setup. Do we need it? The speaker says "yes." Why? Quebec hampered by the federal system. The desire for a new kind of relationship between two distinct people. The Quiet Revolution. Seven...
Quebec as It Is 
Text  Garneau, M. Raymond, Quebec as It Is, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 20 Oct 1977, 55-69  An address following almost a year of the new government in Quebec. The reality of power on that government. The issue of national unity and Quebec's role in Confederation. A detailed examination of Quebec in 1977. Some major topics covered include the following. The results of population growth...
Extinct or Distinct Society? 
Text  Chaput-Rolland, The Hon. Solange, Extinct or Distinct Society?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 5 Dec 1991, 256-263  The speaker's reactions to recent events, especially with regard to Quebec. Personal background and views of the speaker, with many literary and political allusions. An affirmation and confirmation of the importance of a Distinct Society. Distinct Society as an interpretive clause, not a new...
Future Directions for Ontario Hydro 
Text  Eliesen, Marc, Future Directions for Ontario Hydro, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 12 Dec 1991, 264-276  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Challenges for the near future: our system is aging, costs are rising, and society expects more of its electrical utilities. A review of the state of Ontario Hydro when the speaker came to it six months previous. Ways...
Four Months Later 
Text  Parizeau, The Honourable Jacques, Four Months Later, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 17 Mar 1977, 297-309  A joint meeting with The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto. The address takes place four months after the November 15 election in Quebec. A survey of the diagnoses of the electoral victory won by the Parti Québécois and of the meaning of that victory. The idea and goal of political...
The Association of Tomorrow 
Text  Johnson, The Honourable Pierre Marc, The Association of Tomorrow, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 25 Oct 1979, 64-82  An address one week prior to the publication of the Government of Quebec's white paper on sovereignty association. Months of debates to follow, culminating in December with the formal disclosure of the proposed referendum question, then a move to the National Assembly for discussion in Parliament....
Bill 22: Must Economic Growth be Achieved at the Expense of Cultural Development? 
Text  Saint-Pierre, The Honourable Guy, Bill 22: Must Economic Growth be Achieved at the Expense of Cultural Development?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 30 Jan 1975, 212-230  A discussion of the policies of the Quebec Government concerning the French language, especially as related to economic progress and the everyday conduct of business. The Quebec Official Language Act (Bill 22) and the debate surrounding it. Its adoption on July 31, 1974. The significance attached...
The Sovereignty Option 
Text  Bouchard, Lucien, The Sovereignty Option, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 20 Sep 1993, 90-102  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Cooperation between sovereign states in Europe and elsewhere. Examples of Canadian Nationalism. Constitutional concerns of Quebec. The Canadian economy. Quebec Sovereignty.
Reflections on the Mood of Quebec Today 
Text  Ryan, Claude, Reflections on the Mood of Quebec Today, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 8 Jan 1981, 170-188  Reflections on the mood of Quebec today, centred around three main themes: the referendum on the constitutional future and the lessons we must derive from that experience; the Trudeau plan for constitutional reform; and the relationship between Ontario and Quebec in the search for a renewed...
The Price of Unity 
Text  Ryan, Claude, The Price of Unity, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 8 Feb 1973, 218-232  A French-Canadian point of view. Two distinct patterns of voting in Quebec in the October election. The "distinct society" as described by Lester Pearson. Pierre Trudeau's emphasis on individual rights. Issues of constitutional law. The Gendron Commission. Possible adaptation of a federal system....
Defending Our Rights and Freedoms 
Text  Bertrand, Guy, Defending Our Rights and Freedoms, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 30 Apr 1997, 1-7  Mr. Bertrand begins with a statement of his new philosophy since his resignation from the Parti Quebecois in February of 1985. Canada, learning to live together. An observation that problems in Ontario are similar to those in Quebec. The speaker's pride in Canada. The danger to Canada from attacks...
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