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  • What Does Sovereignty-Association Mean?
    Text  Parizeau, Jacques, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 11 Dec 1990, 193-204     A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some remarks on the failure of the Meech Lake Accord, the 1982 constitution, the Charter of Rights, the concept of fundamental equality of all Canadian citizens, powers and responsibilities of the provincial governments, and the ...
    Text  Parizeau, Jacques, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 11 Dec 1990, 193-204   A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some remarks on the failure of the Meech Lake Accord, the 1982 constitution, the Charter ...
  • Reorganising Government: An Option Other Than Separation or Status Quo
    Text  Charest, The Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 11 Oct 1994, 250-263     Canada poised at a critical time in its history. A detailed discussion of the issue of Quebec and separation. Concern with the possibility that political parties will deliberately misinterpret what Quebeckers said with their election of a separatist government. What other political parties might say. Understanding what the issues means ...
    Text  Charest, The Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 11 Oct 1994, 250-263   Canada poised at a critical time in its history. A detailed discussion of the issue of Quebec and separation. Concern with the possibility that political parties will deliberately misinterpret what ...
  • Quebec's Decision
    Text  Charest, The Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 11 Oct 1995, 155-166     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The decision October 30 that will affect all Canadians. The speaker's travels throughout the province of Quebec over the last month and what he discovered. Sharing some thoughts on how this campaign is unfolding. A ...
    Text  Charest, The Hon. Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 11 Oct 1995, 155-166   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The decision October 30 that will affect all Canadians. The speaker's travels throughout the province ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Value of Canada, the Risks it Faces
    Text  Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 22 Jun 1995, 84-95     First, an extension of greetings from Her Majesty, from His Honour Hal Jackman, as a celebration of Canada Day. A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. The importance of demonstrating our passion for Canada, and for Canadian unity and purpose regularly, in our ...
    Text  Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 22 Jun 1995, 84-95   First, an extension of greetings from Her Majesty, from His Honour Hal Jackman, as a celebration of Canada Day. A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The ...
  • The Media and the Unity Issue
    Text  Landry, Roger, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 3 Mar 1997, 459-469     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The Canadian Club of Toronto and The Canadian Journalism Foundation. Only one public debate currently under way that is a direct threat to the unity of Canada: the debate over Quebec. Differences of opinion as the very foundation of the democratic ...
    Text  Landry, Roger, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 3 Mar 1997, 459-469   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The Canadian Club of Toronto and The Canadian Journalism Foundation. Only one public debate currently under way that is a direct ...
  • A Tale of Two Cities
    Text  Sharp, The Honourable Mitchell W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 26 Nov 1964, 113-124     Mr. Sharp was unable to fly from Ottawa due to unfavourable weather conditions. His address was read by Colonel Hilborn. The relationship between English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians. Learning to be Canadians. The self-examining Canadian. The root of the separatist movement in both Quebec and English-speaking parts of Canada. The search ...
    Text  Sharp, The Honourable Mitchell W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 26 Nov 1964, 113-124   Mr. Sharp was unable to fly from Ottawa due to unfavourable weather conditions. His address was read by Colonel Hilborn. The relationship between English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians. Learning to be ...
  • 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 Case for a New Federalism
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 1 Oct 1993, 103-111     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The Old Federalists and the New Federalists and the Separatist challenge from Quebec. Concept of New Canada vs. Independence as opposed to Old Canada vs. Independence for Quebec. Fiscal and parliamentary reforms.
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 1 Oct 1993, 103-111   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The Old Federalists and the New Federalists and the Separatist challenge from Quebec. Concept of ...
  • Finding a Better Way for Canada
    Text  Gibson, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 20 Sep 1994, 433-448     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Fraser Institute. Thoughts and remarks on the Quebec election, the referendum, Quebec separation, and Canada. Having to think about the unthinkable. The unacceptable financial status quo in Canada. The sentiment for the ROC (rest of Canada). What 70% of ...
    Text  Gibson, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 20 Sep 1994, 433-448   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Fraser Institute. Thoughts and remarks on the Quebec election, the referendum, Quebec separation, and Canada. Having to think about ...
  • The Referendum: Everyone's Business
    Text  Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 9 Feb 1995, 421-431     Facing two issues that are closely linked: a provincial government doing its utmost to break up the Canadian federation; a debt and deficit problem that threatens our well-being as a nation. The importance of tackling both these issues immediately, and why it is so important. A review of the Quebec ...
    Text  Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 9 Feb 1995, 421-431   Facing two issues that are closely linked: a provincial government doing its utmost to break up the Canadian federation; a debt and deficit problem that threatens our well-being as a ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ontario's Role in Confederation
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 5 Apr 1979, 306-315     A critical review of the federal government of Canada. What the electorate need and want from their governments. The problem of the excesses of pridefulness in power, rather than pride in one's country. The role of central government as guardian of the national interest. The lack of responsible national policy ...
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 5 Apr 1979, 306-315   A critical review of the federal government of Canada. What the electorate need and want from their governments. The problem of the excesses of pridefulness in power, rather than pride ...
  • Hanging Together: Canada After Patriation
    Text  Wells, The Honourable Thomas L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 18 Feb 1982, 273-287     The imminent British Parliament bill that will become the constitution of Canada. Canadians' misunderstanding of what the constitution will mean. Clearing up some misconceptions. The beginning of a new era for Canada. The isolation of Quebec, again. The need to continue efforts to keep Quebec as an integral part of ...
    Text  Wells, The Honourable Thomas L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 18 Feb 1982, 273-287   The imminent British Parliament bill that will become the constitution of Canada. Canadians' misunderstanding of what the constitution will mean. Clearing up some misconceptions. The beginning of a new era ...
  • Canada, Quebec and the Constitution
    Text  Forsey, Senator Eugene A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 28 Apr 1977, 365-382     Questions and suggested answers, with discussion, to various issues regarding Canada, Quebec and the Constitution. Questions asked include: Can Quebec legally secede from Canada under our present Constitution? Is there any way in which Quebec could constitutionally get out of Canada? What is it? In what circumstances, … will the ...
    Text  Forsey, Senator Eugene A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 28 Apr 1977, 365-382   Questions and suggested answers, with discussion, to various issues regarding Canada, Quebec and the Constitution. Questions asked include: Can Quebec legally secede from Canada under our present Constitution? Is there ...
  • 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 ...
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