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The Supreme Appeal 
Text  Smith, The Right Rev. John Taylor, The Supreme Appeal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 10 Nov 1927, 192-204  The speaker's visits to Canada. Incidents and personal anecdotes from the Great War, many of a religious nature.
The One Thing Needful 
Text  MacNaughton, Professor John, The One Thing Needful, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 15 May 1919, 276-286  A glance over the last few years; remembering the war. Reference to Henry James becoming a British subject, and what such a gesture meant. The coming into the war by the Americans, and earlier, the glory of the Canadians. Scotland's contribution to the war effort. The predestined function of...
The Last Hundred Days of the War 
Text  Currie, Sir Arthur, The Last Hundred Days of the War, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 29 Aug 1919, 303-317  The story of the last hundred days of the war. First, reference to the first engagement in which the Canadians fought, the Second Battle of Ypres. Understanding that war is simply the curse of butchery, and men who have gone through it, who have seen war stripped of all its trappings, are the last...
Some Imperial Problems 
Text  Finlay, Lord Robert, Some Imperial Problems, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 18 Sep 1919, 318-330  The Crown as a bond of Empire. The British connection that is a fervent feeling of attachment. The advantages to all parts of the Empire that is carried with the union of the Empire. An appeal to stick together. The magnificent part played by Canada in the war. The desire for a closer union...
The German Occupation of Belgium 
Text  Mercier, His Eminence Cardinal, The German Occupation of Belgium, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 14 Oct 1919, 331-345  The very sincere, spontaneous sympathy between the Canadians and the Belgians. Recalling what the Canadians did at Ypres and elsewhere during the war. Respectful worship of the graves of Canadian soldiers in France and Belgium. The new form of war that we have just been through, and how it was...
The Battle Lines of the 1914-18 War Revisited 
Text  Mackay, The Hon. Lt. Col. J. Keiller, The Battle Lines of the 1914-18 War Revisited, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 29 Mar 1962, 241-250  The Military Cemetery east of the town of Mons in Belgium and two special memorial stones. Some aspects of the terrible conflict which raged between the making of these two graves. An exploration and review of World War I. The great loss suffered during those years. The loss to the future. What...
The Goat and the Vine 
Text  Macphail, Sir Andrew, The Goat and the Vine, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 6 Dec 1934, 161-172  A new reading of the old fable "The Goat and the Vine." Universal truth expressed in fables. "The Goat gnawed the Vine to the root; but the vine grew again, and yielded grapes whilst the goat lay dead upon the altar." Germany as the Vine; France as the Goat. The process by which we too become the...
The War and Commerce 
Text  Foster, Hon. Sir George, The War and Commerce, 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 because of Britain's jealousy...
The War As It Affects the Theatrical Profession 
Text  Faversham, William, The War As It Affects the Theatrical Profession, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 25 Nov 1915, 7-11  A personal anecdote of an experience the speaker had at a meeting of the Drama League some few years ago. The speaker's great belief in education through drama, and his firm conviction that the theatre is the greatest educational force there is, seconded only by the great daily press. What the...
Russia: Britain's Ally 
Text  Utgoff, Lieut. V.V., Russia: Britain's Ally, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 9 Dec 1915, 20-29  The speaker's leaving of Russia about three months ago, crossing the whole of European Russia in a train, wherein Russian military officers related to him the position of the war. Not understanding why the Germans began to fight the Russians. Ways in which this war is good for Russia, allowing its...
The Federal Government and the Situation 
Text  Blondin, Hon. Pierre, The Federal Government and the Situation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 16 Dec 1915, 30-36  The great deal of good, but also many evils, still to be remedied, brought along in the train of Confederation. The worst of these evils that tale-bearer business, in which few, but still too many politicians indulge, in reporting distorted speeches between the two sister-provinces, and commenting...
With Canada at the Front 
Text  Forneret, Lieut. G.F., With Canada at the Front, 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 by...
The Plight of Montenegro 
Text  Sefrovitch, Capt. A.V., The Plight of Montenegro, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 27 Jan 1916, 46-61  The plight of Serbia and Montenegro, two countries which used to be one, separated by the invasion of the Turks. Some historical background to these two countries. The current situation. Montenegro's King now the guest of France. The speaker's publication of a protest in the American papers...
A Complimentary Luncheon to The Right Honourable Sir William Mulock, Chief Justice of Ontario, Chancellor of the University of Toronto 
Text  Various, A Complimentary Luncheon to The Right Honourable Sir William Mulock, Chief Justice of Ontario, Chancellor of the University of Toronto, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 13 Feb 1930, 48-65  Various speakers spoke in honour of, and about, The Right Honourable Sir William Mulock. They spoke in the following order: His Honour, The Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario; The Honourable G. Howard Ferguson, Prime Minister of Ontario; The Honourable Mr. Justice Hodgins, representing the Bench of...
The Fight at Zeebrugge 
Text  Carpenter, Captain A.F.E., The Fight at Zeebrugge, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 15 Jan 1919, 20-49  A very detailed description of the fight at Zeebrugge, with the speaker commanding the H.M.S. Vindictive. The first part of the address show what the objective was, and why. The second part addresses the difficulties encountered. Maps and a slide presentation accompany the address, a great many of...
Greetings and Tributes to Old Comrades in Arms: The Prospect for the Future 
Text  French, Sir John, Greetings and Tributes to Old Comrades in Arms: The Prospect for the Future, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 29 May 1922, 172-180  Some personal background of the speaker, and reminiscences of previous visits to Canada and Toronto. Remembering Sir Frederick Borden, Minister of Militia at the time the speaker knew him. The part played by the soldiers of Canada in the war. Recalling April 26, 1915, Ypres. Personal recollections...
The German Peace Offer 
Text  Denison, Colonel George T., The German Peace Offer, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 28 Dec 1916, 340-350  Propositions being made by our enemy which to the speaker's mind are exceedingly dangerous, and which make one exceedingly anxious for the future. The speaker's conviction, even at the beginning of the war, that we would win it. His one haunting dread that "when our men have fought and died for...
Canadian Empire Builders 
Text  McArthur, Peter, Canadian Empire Builders, 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 land valuable for the...
Britain's Effort 
Text  Rowell, N.W., Britain's Effort, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 18 Jan 1917, 371-388  Britain's effort; the part which the United Kingdom itself has played in this great war struggle. The question which British statesmen had to face in the early stages of the war: "how could the free, peace-loving, commercial democracy of Great Britain be transformed into a powerful and effective...
Facing the Facts of the Present Situation 
Text  Gordon, Rev. Major C.W., Facing the Facts of the Present Situation, 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 we quit?" as a...
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