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  • The Parliamentary Crisis in the United Kingdom
    Text  Marine, Hon. A.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 16 Dec 1909, 53-66     Two main issues on which the Liberal Party in Great Britain appeals to the Electors for support: principally, on a cry against the House of Lords; subordinately, upon the Budget; sectionally, upon Home Rule for Ireland. The Liberal-Unionists ask support upon a national policy of Tariff Reform, including protection against ...
    Text  Marine, Hon. A.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 16 Dec 1909, 53-66   Two main issues on which the Liberal Party in Great Britain appeals to the Electors for support: principally, on a cry against the House of Lords; subordinately, upon the Budget; ...
  • Behind the Scenes
    Text  Baxter, Arthur Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 22 Sep 1932, 218-231     What has gone on in the Old Country more or less behind the scenes. Political developments in Great Britain since the speaker was last here in 1928. From Baldwin to MacDonald. The going of the gold standard. The speaker's encounter with Lord Beaverbrook on the day of the financial crash. ...
    Text  Baxter, Arthur Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 22 Sep 1932, 218-231   What has gone on in the Old Country more or less behind the scenes. Political developments in Great Britain since the speaker was last here in 1928. From Baldwin to ...
  • The Mother of Parliaments
    Text  Lowther, Right Hon. J.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 14 Jun 1921, 204-214     Ways in which the House of Commons as a microcosm of the people of the United Kingdom. The House of Commons also mirroring some of the failings of the British People. The need for direction. Domestic legislation. An amusing comparison between Canada and Great Britain. The speaker's experience of 40 ...
    Text  Lowther, Right Hon. J.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 14 Jun 1921, 204-214   Ways in which the House of Commons as a microcosm of the people of the United Kingdom. The House of Commons also mirroring some of the failings of the British ...
  • Recent Developments in Parliamentary Institutions
    Text  Borden, R.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Nov 1905, 62-72     The development during the past two centuries in Great Britain. On considering the system of government which we have today, remembering that the idealists of the 18th Century were aiming at exclusion from Parliament of those invested with executive power. The aim of the English statesmen of the 18th Century ...
    Text  Borden, R.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Nov 1905, 62-72   The development during the past two centuries in Great Britain. On considering the system of government which we have today, remembering that the idealists of the 18th Century were aiming ...
  • The British Election
    Text  Baldwin, Warren, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 2 Mar 1950, 237-247     The speaker's recent two-week trip to Britain. Questions he went with. The key question: "Is the maintenance of close economic ties with the United Kingdom today worth the effort we are making and the effort we will have to make? The speaker's conviction that it is worth any effort, almost ...
    Text  Baldwin, Warren, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 2 Mar 1950, 237-247   The speaker's recent two-week trip to Britain. Questions he went with. The key question: "Is the maintenance of close economic ties with the United Kingdom today worth the effort we ...
  • The New Empire Partnership
    Text  Hurd, Sir Percy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 29 Sep 1932, 232-238     The British attitude towards the Imperial Economic Conference which has just been held at Ottawa. What it means to the average Englishman and what he expects from it. The prospects of this new policy of Empire partnership to which the Governments of the Empire are committed. The political atmosphere in ...
    Text  Hurd, Sir Percy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 29 Sep 1932, 232-238   The British attitude towards the Imperial Economic Conference which has just been held at Ottawa. What it means to the average Englishman and what he expects from it. The prospects ...
  • Conservative Party Policy in Britain
    Text  Heath, The Rt. Hon. Edward, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 17 May 1967, 1-17     Some remarks about the office and history of the office of the Lord Privy Seal. The Conservative Party of Britain today: some recent history and recent progress in terms of party policy. Indications of the policies as they have now emerged. A bit of forecasting about the Party under the ...
    Text  Heath, The Rt. Hon. Edward, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 17 May 1967, 1-17   Some remarks about the office and history of the office of the Lord Privy Seal. The Conservative Party of Britain today: some recent history and recent progress in terms of ...
  • Some New Elements in British Politics
    Text  Buchan, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 23 Oct 1924, 273-284     First, a word about British socialism. Difference from the continental variety. British socialism more an economical idea than a political creed. The British talent for compromise, with example. Characterization of British labour. The British Labour Party: nominally socialistic, but in practice only a very small number of its members actual ...
    Text  Buchan, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 23 Oct 1924, 273-284   First, a word about British socialism. Difference from the continental variety. British socialism more an economical idea than a political creed. The British talent for compromise, with example. Characterization of ...
  • The Present Political Situation in England
    Text  Fraser, Captain Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 1 May 1931, 143-151     Reference to Tag Day for the Blind. Disappointment with the Imperial Conference last year, and reasons for that disappointment. The unlikelihood that any measure of reciprocal preference with regard to trade will come under the present British government. Some comments on the side-shows within the Conservative Party in Britain. Misunderstanding ...
    Text  Fraser, Captain Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 1 May 1931, 143-151   Reference to Tag Day for the Blind. Disappointment with the Imperial Conference last year, and reasons for that disappointment. The unlikelihood that any measure of reciprocal preference with regard to ...
  • Britain's Problems In Perspective
    Text  Grierson, Ronald H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 29 Feb 1968, 329-339     Putting the much advertised problems of Britain into reasonable perspective. The picture of Britain that has emerged. Contraindications through examples. The crux of the British problem. Some obvious problems. Lacking the joy of business. The transformation which Britain needs and which she is getting. Lacking the excitement of a really ...
    Text  Grierson, Ronald H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 29 Feb 1968, 329-339   Putting the much advertised problems of Britain into reasonable perspective. The picture of Britain that has emerged. Contraindications through examples. The crux of the British problem. Some obvious problems. Lacking ...
  • The Labor Situation in Great Britain
    Text  Fay, C.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Nov 1924, 301-310     Three aspects of the labour situation in Great Britain: the labour situation viewed as a political crisis; the same situation viewed as an economic crisis; dropping the word "crisis," endeavouring to see how far we can apply the notion for which we are here today: the notion of imperial liaison ...
    Text  Fay, C.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Nov 1924, 301-310   Three aspects of the labour situation in Great Britain: the labour situation viewed as a political crisis; the same situation viewed as an economic crisis; dropping the word "crisis," endeavouring ...
  • The Economic Consequences of General de Gaulle
    Text  Wedgwood, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 27 Feb 1964, 270-278     Some quotes from the debate in the House of Commons in London on February 6th, 1964 on "Commonwealth Trade and Technical Assistance." What it all means in terms of the United Kingdom attempting to join the European Economic Community. Reasons for the change. The attitude of the British Labour Party ...
    Text  Wedgwood, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 27 Feb 1964, 270-278   Some quotes from the debate in the House of Commons in London on February 6th, 1964 on "Commonwealth Trade and Technical Assistance." What it all means in terms of the ...
  • The Heirs of Runnymede
    Text  Thatcher, The Rt. Hon. Margaret, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 25 Sep 1975, 30-40     The Heirs of Runnymede—the liberties first expressed in Magna Carta—heirs to a rule of law and a responsibility to pass those rights on to the next generation. Problems in Great Britain, similar to those faced in all western socieities: inflation, unemployment, absence of growth, and public expenditure beyond what the ...
    Text  Thatcher, The Rt. Hon. Margaret, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 25 Sep 1975, 30-40   The Heirs of Runnymede—the liberties first expressed in Magna Carta—heirs to a rule of law and a responsibility to pass those rights on to the next generation. Problems in Great ...
  • So It's Dulles Ditchwater
    Text  Moore, H. Napier, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 11 Oct 1956, 10-20     An explanation of the origin of the title for this address. The Suez crisis: a brief review of the situation. An answer to the question that is being asked of Eden's action in mobilizing armed strength and rushing troops, warships and aircraft to the Mediterranean: was it wise? The political ...
    Text  Moore, H. Napier, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 11 Oct 1956, 10-20   An explanation of the origin of the title for this address. The Suez crisis: a brief review of the situation. An answer to the question that is being asked of ...
  • Britain; Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Garner, Sir Saville, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 28 Feb 1957, 252-262     The background to the Suez crisis as it affects Britain. Oil and the Middle East. Four urgent problems with regard to the Middle East: Clearing the Canal; Permanent arrangements for the Canal; Israel-Arab tension; General security in the area, with a discussion of each. Other subjects are discussed under the ...
    Text  Garner, Sir Saville, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 28 Feb 1957, 252-262   The background to the Suez crisis as it affects Britain. Oil and the Middle East. Four urgent problems with regard to the Middle East: Clearing the Canal; Permanent arrangements for ...
  • Britain: A Force in Today's World
    Text  Day, His Excellency, Sir Derek, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 24 Apr 1986, 402-410     Britain identifying a role for itself in the world, commensurate with its economic potential and drawing upon the still-considerable resources of its people. From whence that role is derived. Aspect of Britain's national and international life where a force and influence is still exerted. Some remarks about military power and ...
    Text  Day, His Excellency, Sir Derek, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 24 Apr 1986, 402-410   Britain identifying a role for itself in the world, commensurate with its economic potential and drawing upon the still-considerable resources of its people. From whence that role is derived. Aspect ...
  • Report on Britain
    Text  Barkway, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 27 Mar 1947, 279-288     The speaker's recent visit to Britain and the conditions there during the worst weather in 100 years. Some salient facts. Along with the worst weather in a long time, a lack of resources of water power or anything else. The dependency upon coal of Britain's industry, domestic consumption, and everything ...
    Text  Barkway, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 27 Mar 1947, 279-288   The speaker's recent visit to Britain and the conditions there during the worst weather in 100 years. Some salient facts. Along with the worst weather in a long time, a ...
  • The Political Future in England
    Text  Kerr, Philip, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 18 Oct 1934, 67-80     The political situation, the economic situation in the Old Country today. Whether Great Britain is reasonably well-equipped to weather the storms which lie ahead. Three factors of the British recovery: the return to power at the election of 1931 of a National Government which marked the end of a period ...
    Text  Kerr, Philip, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 18 Oct 1934, 67-80   The political situation, the economic situation in the Old Country today. Whether Great Britain is reasonably well-equipped to weather the storms which lie ahead. Three factors of the British recovery: ...
  • British Colonies in the Future
    Text  Lord Hailey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 18 Dec 1942, 239-255     The speaker's feeling that we have reached the turning-point of the war. The awareness and appreciation in Great Britain of the part that Canada has played in the war. A division of the great body of nations which makes up the British Commonwealth into three parts: the United Kingdom and ...
    Text  Lord Hailey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 18 Dec 1942, 239-255   The speaker's feeling that we have reached the turning-point of the war. The awareness and appreciation in Great Britain of the part that Canada has played in the war. A ...
  • Modern British Liberalism and the Empire
    Text  Perks, Sir Robert W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 27 May 1909, 11-21     The attitude of Modern Liberalism towards some of the problems which confront us. The speaker's personal political background. The Liberal League, the Imperialistic section of the Liberal Party. The speaker's declaration that England is not a decadent and dying nation. Some examples of what gets printed in various newspapers and ...
    Text  Perks, Sir Robert W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 27 May 1909, 11-21   The attitude of Modern Liberalism towards some of the problems which confront us. The speaker's personal political background. The Liberal League, the Imperialistic section of the Liberal Party. The speaker's ...
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