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  • With Canada at the Front
    Text  Forneret, Lieut. G.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 13 Jan 1916, 37-45     The British Empire to most native-born Canadians as a great institution, represented visually by large red spaces on the map of the world. The experience of going over to England for the war. A reading from a letter the speaker wrote at the time, with the sentiments and sensations shared ...
    Text  Forneret, Lieut. G.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 13 Jan 1916, 37-45   The British Empire to most native-born Canadians as a great institution, represented visually by large red spaces on the map of the world. The experience of going over to England ...
  • Facing the Facts of the Present Situation
    Text  Gordon, Rev. Major C.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 25 Jan 1917, 389-405     A consideration of whether the time has come when we might suggest a pause for a conference, or whether we must abandon all ideas of conference or suggestions of peace, and give ourselves heart and soul and body to a more vigorous and more relentless prosecution of the war. "Shall ...
    Text  Gordon, Rev. Major C.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 25 Jan 1917, 389-405   A consideration of whether the time has come when we might suggest a pause for a conference, or whether we must abandon all ideas of conference or suggestions of peace, ...
  • Win The War—The Next Step
    Text  Gould, B. Apthorp, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 22 Feb 1917, 448-462     No question that for the first few months Canada has been faltering in the matter of military assistance. The question now whether Canada is to come forward again with renewed vigour, or is to consider her part in the war completed. Canada in the war to ensure to the very ...
    Text  Gould, B. Apthorp, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 22 Feb 1917, 448-462   No question that for the first few months Canada has been faltering in the matter of military assistance. The question now whether Canada is to come forward again with renewed ...
  • Canada and the Great War
    Text  Borden, Right Hon. Sir Robert L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 5 Dec 1914, 1-14     The spirit which pervades the people of Canada at the present time: the desire to help, sympathy, co-operation, self-sacrifice. The speaker's conviction that the statesmen of Great Britain strove most earnestly to find an honourable way by which peace might be preserved and war avoided. Why it is that war ...
    Text  Borden, Right Hon. Sir Robert L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 5 Dec 1914, 1-14   The spirit which pervades the people of Canada at the present time: the desire to help, sympathy, co-operation, self-sacrifice. The speaker's conviction that the statesmen of Great Britain strove most ...
  • The War
    Text  Meighen, Hon. Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 17 Dec 1914, 15-25     The need for all things to be done and all tasks performed with an eye to success in this struggle. The meaning of the struggle, of the stake that is going to pass one way or the other with the event. A fight not for territory; the stake is the ...
    Text  Meighen, Hon. Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 17 Dec 1914, 15-25   The need for all things to be done and all tasks performed with an eye to success in this struggle. The meaning of the struggle, of the stake that is ...
  • International Patriotic Rally
    Text  Rowell, Hon. N.W.; Whitman, The Honourable C.H.; Cox, The Honourable James M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 22 Nov 1918, 389-403     First, a welcome and introduction by Sir John Hendrie of the Governor of New York State and his wife, and the Governor of Ohio and his wife. Hon. N.W. Rowell: Making preparations to celebrate the one hundred years of peace between Canada and the United States when the War broke ...
    Text  Rowell, Hon. N.W.; Whitman, The Honourable C.H.; Cox, The Honourable James M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 22 Nov 1918, 389-403   First, a welcome and introduction by Sir John Hendrie of the Governor of New York State and his wife, and the Governor of Ohio and his wife. Hon. N.W. Rowell: ...
  • The Lloyd George Meetings
    Text  George, Right Hon. David Lloyd, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 221-233     At the Brotherhood meeting, introduced by Sir Robert Borden, Lloyd George spoke: Words on the Brotherhood Movement on both sides of the Atlantic. Canada, answering the call in the last war; her willingness to do so again if necessary. One Empire standing for truth, justice, and for God. Lloyd George’s ...
    Text  George, Right Hon. David Lloyd, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 221-233   At the Brotherhood meeting, introduced by Sir Robert Borden, Lloyd George spoke: Words on the Brotherhood Movement on both sides of the Atlantic. Canada, answering the call in the last ...
  • Canada's Achievements and Opportunities in Europe
    Text  Brown, Lieut.-Col. Sir George McLaren, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 4 Feb 1919, 99-108     Canadian achievements overseas, and the prospects for Canada in trade in the future. Canada's participation and sacrifice in the Great War. Some of the speaker's experiences of our soldiers when he visited the Canadian lines. The attitude of the British towards Canadians and other forces from the overseas Dominions. Other ...
    Text  Brown, Lieut.-Col. Sir George McLaren, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 4 Feb 1919, 99-108   Canadian achievements overseas, and the prospects for Canada in trade in the future. Canada's participation and sacrifice in the Great War. Some of the speaker's experiences of our soldiers when ...
  • The War and Commerce
    Text  Foster, Hon. Sir George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 26 Mar 1915, 123-133     A few remarks with reference to the war which is at present raging, and commerce as it is affected by the war. Disclaiming the idea that war is a promoter of commerce. War as an enemy of commerce. Denying the German contention that they have been forced into this war ...
    Text  Foster, Hon. Sir George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 26 Mar 1915, 123-133   A few remarks with reference to the war which is at present raging, and commerce as it is affected by the war. Disclaiming the idea that war is a promoter ...
  • Canadian Empire Builders
    Text  McArthur, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 11 Jan 1917, 360-370     The foundations of Canada laid by wise, poor men, and their names are forgotten. The real work of making Canada a part of the Empire the work that was done by the plain people. The story of the settling of the Canadian wilderness. The incredible hardships faced to make the ...
    Text  McArthur, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 11 Jan 1917, 360-370   The foundations of Canada laid by wise, poor men, and their names are forgotten. The real work of making Canada a part of the Empire the work that was done ...
  • Canada's Place in World Politics
    Text  Eaton, Rev. Charles Aubrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 1 Mar 1917, 463-474     Ways in which this war has cast a searing light into the souls of the nations. Revelations about Germany, England, and this beautiful Canada of ours. Our heroic Canadian boys. Three great fundamental facts concerning the general history of mankind, revealed through the war: that democracy is the ultimate end ...
    Text  Eaton, Rev. Charles Aubrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 1 Mar 1917, 463-474   Ways in which this war has cast a searing light into the souls of the nations. Revelations about Germany, England, and this beautiful Canada of ours. Our heroic Canadian boys. ...
  • Canada's Foreign Affairs
    Text  Lash, Z.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 29 Mar 1917, 517-528     A submission by the speaker, a legal argument for his proposition with regard to Canada's status within the Empire and the part she can play in determining her foreign affairs. Great Britain as the nation of the Empire. Canada's lack of autonomy over her own affairs, having no status as ...
    Text  Lash, Z.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 29 Mar 1917, 517-528   A submission by the speaker, a legal argument for his proposition with regard to Canada's status within the Empire and the part she can play in determining her foreign affairs. ...
  • The Canadian Outlook
    Text  Cameron, Lieut.-Col. Sir Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 12 Apr 1917, 538-544     The speaker's purpose "to make some reference to the country in which we live, its resources and potential wealth, so that we may feel called upon here and now to make the greatest sacrifices that Britons have ever made; and theirs is a history of devotion and sacrifice for the ...
    Text  Cameron, Lieut.-Col. Sir Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 12 Apr 1917, 538-544   The speaker's purpose "to make some reference to the country in which we live, its resources and potential wealth, so that we may feel called upon here and now to ...
  • Three Years of Germany's War on the United States
    Text  Rathom, John R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 15 Jun 1917, 570-587     The machinery of the United States, a little to get into motion, is in motion, and the statement made by the President true: that the United States is in this thing to her last dollar and her last drop of blood. Stories of the discovery of German espionage in the ...
    Text  Rathom, John R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 15 Jun 1917, 570-587   The machinery of the United States, a little to get into motion, is in motion, and the statement made by the President true: that the United States is in this ...
  • America's Greatest Achievement
    Text  MacDonald, Dr. J.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 2 Feb 1915, 44-53     Today American looking back to Europe to the ancient homes of our peoples in Britain, in France, in Germany, in the Low Countries, in Italy, and in the Near East. Asking what America has to show and what has Europe to learn? The two English-speaking nations of North America standing ...
    Text  MacDonald, Dr. J.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 2 Feb 1915, 44-53   Today American looking back to Europe to the ancient homes of our peoples in Britain, in France, in Germany, in the Low Countries, in Italy, and in the Near East. ...
  • The War and the Church
    Text  Herridge, Rev. Dr. W.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 23 Mar 1915, 116-122     Whatever our attitude towards creeds and churches, to whatever church we belong, or even if we belong to no church at all, all of us trying to get down to the roots of things, and the religious instincts which are part and parcel of our being. The need to reach ...
    Text  Herridge, Rev. Dr. W.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 23 Mar 1915, 116-122   Whatever our attitude towards creeds and churches, to whatever church we belong, or even if we belong to no church at all, all of us trying to get down to ...
  • Canadian Resources and Responsibilities
    Text  Donovan, A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 16 Mar 1916, 128-136     The sound economic war policy of increased production in order to repair the wastage of war. The need for money and supplies to wage war successfully; these can only come from production. A patriotic obligation rests upon the great agricultural industry to raise greater field crops and rear more food ...
    Text  Donovan, A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 16 Mar 1916, 128-136   The sound economic war policy of increased production in order to repair the wastage of war. The need for money and supplies to wage war successfully; these can only come ...
  • United Canada's Answer to the Call
    Text  Guthrie, Lieut.-Col. Percy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 2 Nov 1916, 242-252     How dear the word Empire is to every British heart. Telling of the sons of the Empire who are fighting in France and Flanders today. Going back to the beginning of the war when we all thought little of war; when we had not prepared for war. Preparation by the ...
    Text  Guthrie, Lieut.-Col. Percy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 2 Nov 1916, 242-252   How dear the word Empire is to every British heart. Telling of the sons of the Empire who are fighting in France and Flanders today. Going back to the beginning ...
  • Some Observations on the War
    Text  Hughes, Lieut.-General Sir Sam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 9 Nov 1916, 265-274     The nature of Canadians with respect to war. The spirit of nervousness abroad in Canada, and what the speaker means by that. Peace societies and their activities in the United States and Canada before the war. Money from the German Government to support these activities. The disparity in terms of ...
    Text  Hughes, Lieut.-General Sir Sam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 9 Nov 1916, 265-274   The nature of Canadians with respect to war. The spirit of nervousness abroad in Canada, and what the speaker means by that. Peace societies and their activities in the United ...
  • The Philosophy of War
    Text  Riddell, Hon. W.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 May 1915, 190-196     The difficult in determining the real causes of the present war. The invasion of Belgium. The war in any case inevitable, and how that was so. The real and efficient cause of the war to be found in the ideals of the Prussian governing class, and the irreconcilable conflict between ...
    Text  Riddell, Hon. W.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 May 1915, 190-196   The difficult in determining the real causes of the present war. The invasion of Belgium. The war in any case inevitable, and how that was so. The real and efficient ...
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