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Why So Much Gloom? 
Text  Woodside, Wilson, Why So Much Gloom?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 8 Mar 1962, 208-212  Why so much gloom over the United Nations? Various problems or crises recently faced by the UN. The speaker's belief that the UN came out of all of these crises stronger than it went in. The UN going through a "change of life." The UN's influence over peace in the world today. Gloom that is...
Our Times Viewed From a World Perspective 
Text  Cromie, Robert, Our Times Viewed From a World Perspective, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 1 Feb 1934, 419-437  What the speaker saw in Europe and Russia this summer; looking for some suggestions for ourselves on this continent. Three minutes of world geography, including some population figures. A review of the Economic Conference held in London this summer. An examination of what creates different...
The Soviet's Objectives--Facts and Fancies 
Text  Wigglesworth, The Honourable Richard B., The Soviet's Objectives--Facts and Fancies, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 16 Apr 1959, 309-317  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some facts regarding basic Soviet motives. Looking for clues with respect to future actions by the Soviet Union in its past actions. The history of the last twenty years: forgetting it at our risk and peril. Details of...
A Faith For the Free 
Text  Lovink, His Excellency A.H.J., A Faith For the Free, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 27 Nov 1952, 104-111  The increasing complexity of international politics. The lack of doubt that the danger is grave; that we must arm ourselves for defence, and also in order to avoid, if possible, "an attack from the aggressor and it is up to everyone of us of the freedom-loving world to conserve world peace." The...
Diamond Jubilee Dinner 
Text  Douglas-Home, The Right Honourable Sir Alec, Diamond Jubilee Dinner, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 515), 11 Feb 1964, 215-237  Following toasts and other formalities, Sir Alec Douglas-Home begins with a "bold proposition" that there is today a change coming over the world. The speaker offers a broad review of world politics beginning with the state of affairs between the Communist and non-Communist countries, between...
Law and Survival 
Text  Douglas, Justice W.O., Law and Survival, 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. The need for an...
The Pulse of Western Europe 
Text  Fleming, Donald M., The Pulse of Western Europe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 11 Dec 1952, 129-143  The simple matter that it now is to visit Central Europe compared with four years ago. The increasing importance of Central European affairs for every Canadian, and why. Going to Britain, Germany and France in order to feel the pulse of Western Europe. Fearing the weakening of our position in...
Our Present Perplexities 
Text  Greenshields, Honourable Mr. Justice R.A.E., Our Present Perplexities, 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...
The Conflicting Interests of China, Japan and Russia in the Far East 
Text  Rodomar, O.W., The Conflicting Interests of China, Japan and Russia in the Far East, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 21 Oct 1937, 44-53  The intention of Japan to capture the six northern provinces, including Inner Mongolia. The nine-power Conference being convened in the City of Brussels October 30th. The United States arousing outraged public opinion throughout the world with regard to this intention of the Japanese. The...
Europe Our Next Door Neighbour 
Text  Chipman, Murray R., Esquire, Europe Our Next Door Neighbour, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 21 Oct 1948, 29-51  The closeness of Europe in this age of flight and the immense significance to us here of European viewpoints and economic recovery. Implications of the age of flight. Economic problems in Britain, and progress toward solutions. Reasons for production problems. The Economic Recovery Program of...
The Fundamental Liberties 
Text  Whitton, Mayor Charlotte, The Fundamental Liberties, 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...
America, Britain and Canada--The "A B C" of Destiny 
Text  Feinberg, Rabbi Abraham L., America, Britain and Canada--The "A B C" of Destiny, 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....
Winning Without War 
Text  Woodside, Wilson, Winning Without War, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 7 Feb 1952, 229-240  Recalling when the tide turned in Europe in 1948. The tide turning in Asia in 1950 and 1951; events that caused that turning. Providing some counter-weight to Russia. American armed strength; ready for what? The Soviet line; what the Soviets want. A shifting balance as Western rearmament is...
Britain and the Future 
Text  King-Hall, Commander Stephen, Britain and the Future, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 21 Oct 1943, 50-64  The question "Am I my brother's keeper?" as a political and economic fact, not solely a moral issue. Some words on war and peace. The costs of war. The effort we are prepared to put forth for peace. The lack of progress made on the front of poverty. Conditions of economic progress. Some facts and...
The Road Before Us 
Text  Philip, Percy James, The Road Before Us, 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 travel....
Democracy and World Affairs 
Text  D'Egville, Sir Howard, Democracy and World Affairs, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 24 Mar 1938, 321-336  The composition of the population of the United Kingdom with a short, humourous description of each. The relation of democracy as we find it today to world affairs. A glance at the big problems that we have facing us where the great dictatorships of the world clash with the interests of the...
The World Today 
Text  Beck, Thomas H., The World Today, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 22 Jan 1948, 195-208  Observations and impressions from the speaker's recent round-the-world flight by Pan-American Airways. Discouragement from what was seen in Britain because of the enormous difficulties under which the Mother Country is labouring. The spirit of independence throughout the World today which goes far...
Canada's Impact on World Affairs 
Text  Bassett, John Jr., Canada's Impact on World Affairs, 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...
The Empire of Mankind 
Text  Bradley, Hon. F. Gordon, The Empire of Mankind, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 22 Feb 1951, 241-251  A discussion of Empire, and Empires. The British Empire or the British Commonwealth and the Empire of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as the remaining Empires. Picturing the beginning, the rise to power, and the development of the British Empire to discover the wide divergence from the...
Washington Through British Eyes 
Text  Buchan, Hon. Alastair, Washington Through British Eyes, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 6 Mar 1952, 269-282  Some quite personal impressions about American policy. The speaker's background as a Washington newspaper correspondent and a brief description of the task. A first impression: the absolute impossibility of separating foreign policy from domestic politics or of treating them in different...
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