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  • The Current Scottish Situation
    Text  Stewart, Donald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 7 Oct 1976, 24-31     The speaker declares himself to be a politician committed to a certain cause. A historical review of Scotland with reference to its independ state until the 18th century. The preservation of the Scottish identity. The lack of total union with England. The wish for a sovereign parliament to return to ...
    Text  Stewart, Donald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 7 Oct 1976, 24-31   The speaker declares himself to be a politician committed to a certain cause. A historical review of Scotland with reference to its independ state until the 18th century. The preservation ...
  • 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 Response to Sovereignty Association
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Apr 1980, 350-364     The upcoming referendum in Quebec. Consequences of various results of the referendum. The rejection of sovereignty association by the rest of Canada. Ontario's position with regard to Quebec and negotiating constitutional reform. Options for constitutional change. The duty of politicians outside Quebec to Quebec. Problems of regionalism and regional disparity. ...
    Text  Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 17 Apr 1980, 350-364   The upcoming referendum in Quebec. Consequences of various results of the referendum. The rejection of sovereignty association by the rest of Canada. Ontario's position with regard to Quebec and negotiating ...
  • Canada and the Constitution
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 13 Oct 1992, 67-76     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An address focusing on three famous philosophical questions: If I'm not for myself, then who is for me? But if I am only for myself, then what am I? And, if not now, when? Discussion ...
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 13 Oct 1992, 67-76   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An address focusing on three famous philosophical questions: If I'm not for myself, then who ...
  • 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 ...
  • 1979—The Year of the Referendum
    Text  Desbarats, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 7 Dec 1978, 116-131     Mr. Desbarats' comments and thoughts about Canada, and the Quebec referendum. Subjects addressed include: Pessimism about Canada and its causes; a view of our standard of living by the average citizen; uneasiness about our political and economic future may be leading to a new sense of conservatism; this is an ...
    Text  Desbarats, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 7 Dec 1978, 116-131   Mr. Desbarats' comments and thoughts about Canada, and the Quebec referendum. Subjects addressed include: Pessimism about Canada and its causes; a view of our standard of living by the average ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canada and its Land Forces—A French Canadian Soldier's View
    Text  Paradis, Lieut. General Jean Jacques, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 1 Feb 1979, 206-218     The involvement of all Canadians in the building and strengthening of national unity. The importance of Canada's credibility as a reliable ally to a soldier. The feeling of Quebeckers. The conflict or "curtain of fog" that has descended between Canada's so-called two solitudes. A discussion or exploration of this issue; ...
    Text  Paradis, Lieut. General Jean Jacques, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 1 Feb 1979, 206-218   The involvement of all Canadians in the building and strengthening of national unity. The importance of Canada's credibility as a reliable ally to a soldier. The feeling of Quebeckers. The ...
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