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  • 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 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Between the Iron and the Ice Curtain
    Text  Keyserlingk, Robert W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 10 Nov 1949, 84-94     The three different spheres of the world, as outlined in the speaker's address of 18 months ago: the free world, an inbetween world (an area for which both the free world and the world of Communist domination were putting in a bid, and thirdly, the ever vaster Red Empire. Today, ...
    Text  Keyserlingk, Robert W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 10 Nov 1949, 84-94   The three different spheres of the world, as outlined in the speaker's address of 18 months ago: the free world, an inbetween world (an area for which both the free ...
  • The Role of Canada in the Challenge of the East to the West
    Text  Catlin, Professor G.E.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 9 Oct 1947, 43-55     The theme of world organization for peace, and within that framework, a fusion of the United States and the British Commonwealth. A fusion of the West within the framework of world government. Words from Wendell Willkie and Walter Lippmann on this subject. A proposal from Ernest Bevin, British Foreign Secretary, ...
    Text  Catlin, Professor G.E.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 9 Oct 1947, 43-55   The theme of world organization for peace, and within that framework, a fusion of the United States and the British Commonwealth. A fusion of the West within the framework of ...
  • Business and Politics
    Text  Fleury, Count Serge, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 10 Mar 1932, 114-120     Criticism of diplomats and the speaker's response to that criticism. The function and work of diplomats, with illustrative examples. The desire for hope, for strong men who are capable of seeing what will happen in the future, and the capacity of bringing those things to pass. The need for more ...
    Text  Fleury, Count Serge, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 10 Mar 1932, 114-120   Criticism of diplomats and the speaker's response to that criticism. The function and work of diplomats, with illustrative examples. The desire for hope, for strong men who are capable of ...
  • The United Nations as a Force for Peace and Prosperity
    Text  Jebb, Sir Gladwyn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 13 Aug 1951, 1-13     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. What the United Nations really is. Two extreme personifications of the United Nations; neither of them the true one. The practicable basis of the present United Nations: essentially, that no Member can in the last ...
    Text  Jebb, Sir Gladwyn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 13 Aug 1951, 1-13   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. What the United Nations really is. Two extreme personifications of the United Nations; neither of ...
  • The Return of the Turk
    Text  Hodder-Williams, Prof. Ralph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 22 Mar 1923, 90-105     "The Turk has returned and nobody wants him." Where we went wrong. Central facts of the story of the Turk which, fair to say, should have been regarded as danger signals when the hour struck for a final settlement of the Turkish question. The secular relationship between Ottoman ruling caste ...
    Text  Hodder-Williams, Prof. Ralph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 22 Mar 1923, 90-105   "The Turk has returned and nobody wants him." Where we went wrong. Central facts of the story of the Turk which, fair to say, should have been regarded as danger ...
  • 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 ...
  • A United States Policy for the Pacific
    Text  Rogers, Hon. Will. Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 6 Apr 1944, 405-421     The speaker's contention that what we do in the Pacific after this war is far more important than what we do in Europe, and why he believes this to be so. Asia about to take a great leap across the centuries, from medievalism to modernity. Population changes in the next ...
    Text  Rogers, Hon. Will. Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 6 Apr 1944, 405-421   The speaker's contention that what we do in the Pacific after this war is far more important than what we do in Europe, and why he believes this to be ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • One Bite At A Time
    Text  Wriston, Henry M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 5 Feb 1953, 187-202     A joint meeting with The American Men's Club of Toronto. The special relationship between Canada and the United States, ever since the Rush-Bagot agreement of 1817. The two countries lying within a single defensive perimeter. Maintaining harmony in intimate associations. The need that there be harmony in the mode and ...
    Text  Wriston, Henry M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 5 Feb 1953, 187-202   A joint meeting with The American Men's Club of Toronto. The special relationship between Canada and the United States, ever since the Rush-Bagot agreement of 1817. The two countries lying ...
  • Six Significant Weeks in World History
    Text  Diefenbaker, John C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 28 Mar 1946, 313-322     A review of many of the events of the past six weeks: a pronounced growth in the development of international law, as evidenced by the trials at Neurnburg; the UNO Conference at London performed its mechanical duties, the General Assembly elected the members of the Security Council and of the ...
    Text  Diefenbaker, John C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 28 Mar 1946, 313-322   A review of many of the events of the past six weeks: a pronounced growth in the development of international law, as evidenced by the trials at Neurnburg; the UNO ...
  • Britain Goes Over the Top
    Text  Drew, The Honourable George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 21 Oct 1954, 27-39     The meeting now taking place in Paris. The bright prospect of a European partnership, out of the discouragement which followed the repudiation of the European Defence Community plan. The unintentional result of the men in the Kremlin. The threat of Communist aggression demonstrating the need for unity. Bringing ancient enemies ...
    Text  Drew, The Honourable George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 21 Oct 1954, 27-39   The meeting now taking place in Paris. The bright prospect of a European partnership, out of the discouragement which followed the repudiation of the European Defence Community plan. The unintentional ...
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