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  • Defending Our Rights and Freedoms
    Text  Bertrand, Guy, 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 by ...
    Text  Bertrand, Guy, 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 ...
  • The Price of Unity
    Text  Ryan, Claude, 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. Quebec's fiscal responsibilities at the national level. ...
    Text  Ryan, Claude, 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. ...
  • Reflections on the Mood of Quebec Today
    Text  Ryan, Claude, 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 Canada. The attachment Quebecers ...
    Text  Ryan, Claude, 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 ...
  • The Sovereignty Option
    Text  Bouchard, Lucien, 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.
    Text  Bouchard, Lucien, 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 ...
  • Bill 22: Must Economic Growth be Achieved at the Expense of Cultural Development?
    Text  Saint-Pierre, The Honourable Guy, 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 to this Bill. A ...
    Text  Saint-Pierre, The Honourable Guy, 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 ...
  • The Association of Tomorrow
    Text  Johnson, The Honourable Pierre Marc, 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. Then the referendum itself. ...
    Text  Johnson, The Honourable Pierre Marc, 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 ...
  • Four Months Later
    Text  Parizeau, The Honourable Jacques, 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 ...
    Text  Parizeau, The Honourable Jacques, 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 ...
  • Future Directions for Ontario Hydro
    Text  Eliesen, Marc, 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 ...
    Text  Eliesen, Marc, 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 ...
  • Extinct or Distinct Society?
    Text  Chaput-Rolland, The Hon. Solange, 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 concept of federalism. The historical and ...
    Text  Chaput-Rolland, The Hon. Solange, 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 ...
  • Quebec as It Is
    Text  Garneau, M. Raymond, 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 in Quebec. ...
    Text  Garneau, M. Raymond, 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 ...
  • On a Working Hypothesis
    Text  Lévesque, The Honourable René, 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. ...
    Text  Lévesque, The Honourable René, 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 ...
  • Quebec in the Confederation of Tomorrow
    Text  Bertrand, The Honourable Jean-Jacques, 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 ...
    Text  Bertrand, The Honourable Jean-Jacques, 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 ...
  • Quebec's Place in World Economy
    Text  Lesage, The Honourable Jean, 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 communications in the crisis in ...
    Text  Lesage, The Honourable Jean, 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, ...
  • The Politics of Quebec—Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Ryan, Claude, 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. The importance ...
    Text  Ryan, Claude, 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 ...
  • Quebec's Place in Canada
    Text  Johnson, The Hon. Daniel, 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 audience as ...
    Text  Johnson, The Hon. Daniel, 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 Present Evolution of Quebec, Its Meaning and Its Scope
    Text  Lesage, The Honourable Jean, 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 ...
    Text  Lesage, The Honourable Jean, 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 ...
  • Quebec of the Eighties
    Text  Parizeau, The Honourable Jacques, 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 investment. Economic ...
    Text  Parizeau, The Honourable Jacques, 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 ...
  • Quebec Old and New
    Text  Dumoulin, Jacques, 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 how it ...
    Text  Dumoulin, Jacques, 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 ...
  • Separatism—A Dangerous Philosophy
    Text  Thomson, Peter Nesbitt, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 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 ...
    Text  Thomson, Peter Nesbitt, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 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 Next Hundred Years
    Text  Kierans, Eric, 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 French Fact ...
    Text  Kierans, Eric, 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 ...
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