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  • Impact of World Forces in the Far East
    Text  Beaton, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 16 Jan 1936, 193-208     Reference to the speaker's recent trip around the world, coming into contact with some of the great influences which are playing upon the nations of the world today. The sense of impending tragedy in the world today. Canada's stake in the Far East. Trade relations between Canada and the Far ...
    Text  Beaton, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 16 Jan 1936, 193-208   Reference to the speaker's recent trip around the world, coming into contact with some of the great influences which are playing upon the nations of the world today. The sense ...
  • The World Situation
    Text  Jerrold, Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 12 Oct 1950, 21-30     Reference to the British political situation. Predictions as to when an election will take place. On what the results will depend when an election is held. The position of the Socialist Party in England at this time. What the speaker believes Mr. Attlee will do. The Conservative Party in England. ...
    Text  Jerrold, Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 12 Oct 1950, 21-30   Reference to the British political situation. Predictions as to when an election will take place. On what the results will depend when an election is held. The position of the ...
  • The Fundamental Liberties
    Text  Whitton, Mayor Charlotte, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 13 Nov 1952, 83-91     The fundamental liberties: freedom of conscience, of worship, of speech, of assembly, of free government by people freely chosen by free electors and how we tend to think of them as deep, abiding, self-sustaining within themselves. The fact that they are not, and can not even be safely regarded as ...
    Text  Whitton, Mayor Charlotte, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 13 Nov 1952, 83-91   The fundamental liberties: freedom of conscience, of worship, of speech, of assembly, of free government by people freely chosen by free electors and how we tend to think of them ...
  • The Berlin Crisis
    Text  Dewhurst, Brigadier Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 19 Mar 1959, 274-283     "The Berlin crisis cannot be considered in isolation. … It is, in fact one of the many boils—like Korea or Lebanon—attesting to the poor health of the world, arising out of East-West competition." Russia's world strategy and short-term objectives. The nature of Soviet policy. An analysis of the situation in ...
    Text  Dewhurst, Brigadier Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 19 Mar 1959, 274-283   "The Berlin crisis cannot be considered in isolation. … It is, in fact one of the many boils—like Korea or Lebanon—attesting to the poor health of the world, arising out ...
  • The World Around Us
    Text  Merchant, His Excellency Livingston T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 1 Feb 1962, 149-161     Standing back to take a look at what is happening around us. Some of the changes that have taken place over the lifetime of people in the audience. Interdependence and the acceptance of that concept for countries that wish to retain their independence. Looking at world events to understand the ...
    Text  Merchant, His Excellency Livingston T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 1 Feb 1962, 149-161   Standing back to take a look at what is happening around us. Some of the changes that have taken place over the lifetime of people in the audience. Interdependence and ...
  • A Northern Ireland Point of View
    Text  O'Neill, Captain the Right Honourable Terence, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 19 Mar 1964, 302-308     The taming of the Atlantic as the greatest and most significant factor in post-war history. The Western Alliance as one of the main foundations of world peace. The Commonwealth as another. Various "blocs." Forces of violent change at work in the world. The process of drawing together—incompatible with the maintenance ...
    Text  O'Neill, Captain the Right Honourable Terence, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 19 Mar 1964, 302-308   The taming of the Atlantic as the greatest and most significant factor in post-war history. The Western Alliance as one of the main foundations of world peace. The Commonwealth as ...
  • An Address by Dag Hammarskjold
    Text  Hammarskjold, Dag, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 25 Feb 1954, 220-229     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada with The United Nations Association of Canada (Toronto Branch). Hearing from Canada the voice of reason and enlightenment, rejecting the extremes of partisanship, seeking patiently the common ground for men of good will, yet always standing firm upon the basic principles ...
    Text  Hammarskjold, Dag, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 25 Feb 1954, 220-229   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada with The United Nations Association of Canada (Toronto Branch). Hearing from Canada the voice of reason and enlightenment, rejecting the extremes ...
  • Challenge to Germany—1961
    Text  Jaenicke, Dr. Joachim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 19 Jan 1961, 180-194     The challenge to Germany as that to the entire free world: the twin challenge to Freedom and to Peace; how to maintain, how to protect, and how to strengthen Freedom and Peace, Peace and Freedom. A look at the world situation today. The free world losing ground to Communist expansion ...
    Text  Jaenicke, Dr. Joachim, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 19 Jan 1961, 180-194   The challenge to Germany as that to the entire free world: the twin challenge to Freedom and to Peace; how to maintain, how to protect, and how to strengthen Freedom ...
  • Our Present Perplexities
    Text  Greenshields, Honourable Mr. Justice R.A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 12 Dec 1935, 156-168     The British Commonwealth of Nations today. Enjoying the heritage of a great past. Guarding the noble ideals which are our priceless inheritance. The greatest and most outstanding perplexity that faces mankind at this moment and which is apparent to the most superficial observer of today is that chaotic condition in ...
    Text  Greenshields, Honourable Mr. Justice R.A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 12 Dec 1935, 156-168   The British Commonwealth of Nations today. Enjoying the heritage of a great past. Guarding the noble ideals which are our priceless inheritance. The greatest and most outstanding perplexity that faces ...
  • The World Crisis and the Outlook
    Text  Brickner, Rabbi Barnett R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 11 Feb 1932, 55-73     The entire world in a state of flux; upset in its attempt to devise a new common denominator by which to divide the products of man's labour. Facing a paradox of a period of famine amidst plenty. In the midst of a very intensified knowledge, by the failure of a ...
    Text  Brickner, Rabbi Barnett R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 11 Feb 1932, 55-73   The entire world in a state of flux; upset in its attempt to devise a new common denominator by which to divide the products of man's labour. Facing a paradox ...
  • Britain Versus Europe—The Schuman Plan and German Revival
    Text  Gelber, Lionel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 16 Nov 1950, 82-95     A discussion of the question "Would the unity of Europe add to the unity of the West or detract from it?" Kinds of unity. The idea of neutrality, a Third Force; the illusion of a Europe united to save itself from East-West conflict by shunning either camp. The stress laid ...
    Text  Gelber, Lionel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 16 Nov 1950, 82-95   A discussion of the question "Would the unity of Europe add to the unity of the West or detract from it?" Kinds of unity. The idea of neutrality, a Third ...
  • Law and Survival
    Text  Douglas, Justice W.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 10 Mar 1966, 254-264     Concern over the dangers of nuclear war. The problem of the prevention of war, or if war starts, the prevention of escalation. How and why the risk of nuclear war increases with the passing of the years. Consequences of the Cold War in terms of dealing with basic world problems. ...
    Text  Douglas, Justice W.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 10 Mar 1966, 254-264   Concern over the dangers of nuclear war. The problem of the prevention of war, or if war starts, the prevention of escalation. How and why the risk of nuclear war ...
  • The Road Before Us
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 5 Oct 1950, 10-20     Some background to and remarks on the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Reference to the speaker's previous speech "Cross Roads" given in 1949. Events over the last 18 months: choices made or had thrust upon us; which road to follow and of the people with whom we ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 5 Oct 1950, 10-20   Some background to and remarks on the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Reference to the speaker's previous speech "Cross Roads" given in 1949. Events over the last ...
  • Canada's Impact on World Affairs
    Text  Bassett, John Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 16 Jun 1955, 1-13     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto and the Life Underwriters Association. A personal report of a recent trip to Europe. The speaker's opportunity to meet and speak with the important political leaders of Italy, France, Belgium and Great Britain; also to ...
    Text  Bassett, John Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 16 Jun 1955, 1-13   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto and the Life Underwriters Association. A personal report of a recent trip to Europe. The ...
  • America, Britain and Canada—The "A B C" of Destiny
    Text  Feinberg, Rabbi Abraham L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 8 Jan 1953, 147-157     A characteristic of Canadian life: the merger of two forces, by compromise and balance. The contract between the Catholic, French, Latin culture of Quebec, and the Protestant, British, Anglo-Saxon culture which dominates the rest of Canada. A union of convenience; progress in mutual understanding. A second merger in that of ...
    Text  Feinberg, Rabbi Abraham L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 8 Jan 1953, 147-157   A characteristic of Canadian life: the merger of two forces, by compromise and balance. The contract between the Catholic, French, Latin culture of Quebec, and the Protestant, British, Anglo-Saxon culture ...
  • The British Answer to Communism
    Text  King, Horace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 27 Jan 1955, 161-171     Some introductory remarks and reminiscences. Differences in the national policies of free people. The significance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The speaker's belief that the cementing bonds of that great union (NATO) is the Christian faith. Communism. What is happening in the Soviet Union. Russia pursuing policies in no ...
    Text  King, Horace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 27 Jan 1955, 161-171   Some introductory remarks and reminiscences. Differences in the national policies of free people. The significance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The speaker's belief that the cementing bonds of that ...
  • What Use is the Commonwealth?
    Text  Leather, Sir Edwin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 12 Mar 1964, 291-301     A look back at the world 100 years ago. A critical look at the present state of the Commonwealth. The modern Commonwealth as the handiwork of Canadians and how that is so. Making the case that the Commonwealth countries today have little in common but history. The other side of ...
    Text  Leather, Sir Edwin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 12 Mar 1964, 291-301   A look back at the world 100 years ago. A critical look at the present state of the Commonwealth. The modern Commonwealth as the handiwork of Canadians and how that ...
  • The International Situation
    Text  Strabolgi, Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 14 Aug 1947, 16-28     The speaker representing the British Parliament in the Province of Ontario. Feelings of gratitude in Britain to Canada for Canadian Forces war efforts and for the generous help given when Britain was in difficulties following the end of hostilities. The foreign policy of the present government in Britain, supported by ...
    Text  Strabolgi, Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 14 Aug 1947, 16-28   The speaker representing the British Parliament in the Province of Ontario. Feelings of gratitude in Britain to Canada for Canadian Forces war efforts and for the generous help given when ...
  • Testing Time
    Text  McCullagh, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 20 May 1949, 1-19     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's recent trip and his articles written for The Globe and Mail and The Telegram: some highlights of this challenging trip. Leaving home for the British Isles to get a first-hand view of Europe ...
    Text  McCullagh, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 20 May 1949, 1-19   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's recent trip and his articles written for The Globe and Mail and The ...
  • Our Common Mission
    Text  Farley, James A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 21 Apr 1955, 283-294     The mission of our two countries (Canada and the United States) in today's world. The sharing of a common resource—the electric power of the magnificent spillway of the St. Lawrence River. Two nations that have attained the highest level of foreign relations known to civilization. The United States and Canada ...
    Text  Farley, James A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 21 Apr 1955, 283-294   The mission of our two countries (Canada and the United States) in today's world. The sharing of a common resource—the electric power of the magnificent spillway of the St. Lawrence ...
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