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  • British Colonies in the Future
    Text  Lord Hailey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 18 Dec 1942, 239-255     The speaker's feeling that we have reached the turning-point of the war. The awareness and appreciation in Great Britain of the part that Canada has played in the war. A division of the great body of nations which makes up the British Commonwealth into three parts: the United Kingdom and ...
    Text  Lord Hailey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 18 Dec 1942, 239-255   The speaker's feeling that we have reached the turning-point of the war. The awareness and appreciation in Great Britain of the part that Canada has played in the war. A ...
  • The World Without the Empire
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 4 Dec 1947, 143-156     Recalling the war years. Now, seven years later, appraising the cost of that sacrificial defence of the world against Nazi domination. Recalling the speaker's yearly reports. The British Empire that has ceased to exist. Who and what are going to take the place of the British people and the Empire? ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 4 Dec 1947, 143-156   Recalling the war years. Now, seven years later, appraising the cost of that sacrificial defence of the world against Nazi domination. Recalling the speaker's yearly reports. The British Empire that ...
  • Canada's Destiny
    Text  Ferguson, The Honourable G. Howard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 3 Oct 1940, 97-111     Looking at the word "Empire." A lack of clear understanding of just what the Statute of Westminster means and how it applies to the Empire. A quote from the Statute. What the term "Commonwealth of Nations" means and to what it applies. Canada as a self-governing people within the orbit ...
    Text  Ferguson, The Honourable G. Howard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 3 Oct 1940, 97-111   Looking at the word "Empire." A lack of clear understanding of just what the Statute of Westminster means and how it applies to the Empire. A quote from the Statute. ...
  • Education and the Empire
    Text  McArthur, The Honourable Duncan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 28 Nov 1940, 212-224     The education of the youth of this Province in the light of our experience of war. The creation of the good citizen as the purpose of education. The nature of the understanding we are warranted in giving to the youth of Ontario. Education policies in the past based in part ...
    Text  McArthur, The Honourable Duncan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 28 Nov 1940, 212-224   The education of the youth of this Province in the light of our experience of war. The creation of the good citizen as the purpose of education. The nature of ...
  • The End of the Beginning
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 19 Nov 1942, 171-185     The speaker's now annual report on the war situation. Coming through another year and still fighting and now able to say "We can win" and "We will win—we are winning." Reaching Mr. Churchill's phrase "the end of the beginning." Recent events leading up to these statements. The danger not past; ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 19 Nov 1942, 171-185   The speaker's now annual report on the war situation. Coming through another year and still fighting and now able to say "We can win" and "We will win—we are winning." ...
  • Our Most Secret Hopes
    Text  Drew, Lieutenant-Colonel George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 7 Jan 1943, 272-287     A brief review of the current war situation, particularly Allied successes. Increasing reason for confidence. Ensuring that the enemy is defeated to the extent that they cannot rebuild to fight again. The still long and hard road to victory. Deciding on the nature of the relationship which is to exist ...
    Text  Drew, Lieutenant-Colonel George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 7 Jan 1943, 272-287   A brief review of the current war situation, particularly Allied successes. Increasing reason for confidence. Ensuring that the enemy is defeated to the extent that they cannot rebuild to fight ...
  • This Democratic Empire
    Text  Bovey, Lieut.-Col. Wilfrid, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 8 Feb 1940, 283-297     Contradictions about the British Empire, for example, the terms "democracy" and "empire." A closer examination of the term British Empire. Different meanings and usage of the term British. The attempt by the Statute of Westminster to explain the British Empire with the words "free association" and "Commonwealth." Scandinavian democratic customs ...
    Text  Bovey, Lieut.-Col. Wilfrid, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 8 Feb 1940, 283-297   Contradictions about the British Empire, for example, the terms "democracy" and "empire." A closer examination of the term British Empire. Different meanings and usage of the term British. The attempt ...
  • The Empire
    Text  His Excellency The Right Honourable The Earl of Athlone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 10 Dec 1942, 218-225     A look back at the speaker's previous speech in January of 1941, and conditions in Britain at that time. The different picture in Britain today. A consideration of the war in relation to Empire. Making sure that criticism of the Empire is based on accurate and complete knowledge and not ...
    Text  His Excellency The Right Honourable The Earl of Athlone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 10 Dec 1942, 218-225   A look back at the speaker's previous speech in January of 1941, and conditions in Britain at that time. The different picture in Britain today. A consideration of the war ...
  • The Empire in Africa and the Middle East
    Text  Ney, Major F.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 21 Mar 1946, 298-312     The speaker's recent visit to South Africa and some personal background. Some details of the voyage itself. The European population in the Union of South Africa. A brief look at the history of the Cape Province and of the Union. South Africa's intention to remain in the Imperial Commonwealth. The ...
    Text  Ney, Major F.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 21 Mar 1946, 298-312   The speaker's recent visit to South Africa and some personal background. Some details of the voyage itself. The European population in the Union of South Africa. A brief look at ...
  • Address
    Text  His Excellency the Right Honourable The Earl of Athlone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 20 Jan 1941, 298-308     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. England and the English Inheritance. England referred to as "the Old Country." Some history of England. Challenges to the rule of the British Empire. An examination of the causes which have led to the dissolution of the ...
    Text  His Excellency the Right Honourable The Earl of Athlone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 20 Jan 1941, 298-308   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. England and the English Inheritance. England referred to as "the Old Country." Some history of England. Challenges ...
  • Why Britain Still Leads
    Text  Bready, Dr. J. Wesley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 25 Apr 1940, 457-471     The world's arch-tragedy today. Germany and her vassal states, Russia, Italy and Japan flattened under the steam roller of a system of military dictation. Free people today the world over looking increasingly to Britain for guidance, leadership and defence. The forces of liberty and conscience assembling beneath Britain's banner and ...
    Text  Bready, Dr. J. Wesley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 25 Apr 1940, 457-471   The world's arch-tragedy today. Germany and her vassal states, Russia, Italy and Japan flattened under the steam roller of a system of military dictation. Free people today the world over ...
  • The Commonwealth on Trial
    Text  Ney, Major Frederick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 9 Dec 1948, 117-129     The speaker basing his observations today on his experiences over the past four or five years when he has visited many parts of the world. The very clear picture of the world-wide organization of Communism which those experiences have given him. Everywhere he has found people waiting for England and ...
    Text  Ney, Major Frederick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 9 Dec 1948, 117-129   The speaker basing his observations today on his experiences over the past four or five years when he has visited many parts of the world. The very clear picture of ...
  • England Canada and India
    Text  Vijayaraghavacharya, Sir T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 15 Nov 1945, 95-106     To begin, some personal words about the speaker feeling at home in Canada, and why. The speaker's belief that there is a great and subtle bond which connects England, India and Canada together. India: an old country and an old civilization. Bonds which connect with a more recent civilization, like ...
    Text  Vijayaraghavacharya, Sir T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 15 Nov 1945, 95-106   To begin, some personal words about the speaker feeling at home in Canada, and why. The speaker's belief that there is a great and subtle bond which connects England, India ...
  • The Empire In A Changing World
    Text  Smith-Ross, James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 16 Mar 1944, 362-373     The nine empires in the world: British, American, Russian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, French, Arab. The expected decline to seven, the leaders being the American, the Russian, and the British. Asking ourselves what the position of the British Empire will be in the next thirty years. The movement in the ...
    Text  Smith-Ross, James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 16 Mar 1944, 362-373   The nine empires in the world: British, American, Russian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, French, Arab. The expected decline to seven, the leaders being the American, the Russian, and the British. ...
  • The War and its Implications for Canada and the Empire
    Text  D'Egville, Sir Howard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 31 Oct 1940, 158-166     The British Empire and of what it consists. The speaker's conviction that in this war not one single portion of the Empire will be lost. Some words about the Empire from Dr. Cody when he was Minister of Education. Every conception of the Empire based upon freedom. No compromise between ...
    Text  D'Egville, Sir Howard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 31 Oct 1940, 158-166   The British Empire and of what it consists. The speaker's conviction that in this war not one single portion of the Empire will be lost. Some words about the Empire ...
  • The Empire In These Days
    Text  MacDonald, The Right Honourable Malcolm, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 14 Jan 1943, 288-301     Criticism against the Empire. The speaker's declaration of the Imperial faith of his countrymen in Britain. Two things which have got to be understood by anyone who wishes to comprehend the modern British Empire: the infinite variety it contains; the dynamic, not static, Constitution of the Empire. Constitutional changes taking ...
    Text  MacDonald, The Right Honourable Malcolm, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 14 Jan 1943, 288-301   Criticism against the Empire. The speaker's declaration of the Imperial faith of his countrymen in Britain. Two things which have got to be understood by anyone who wishes to comprehend ...
  • Target For Tomorrow
    Text  Drew, The Honourable George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 4 Jan 1945, 205-218     Questions to ask: What is our peace target for tomorrow; what is the real goal for which we are striving; what is our real vision of our own future. Canadians' desire for jobs and personal security. Much thought, writing, discussion and constructive action being directed toward these goals in Canada ...
    Text  Drew, The Honourable George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 4 Jan 1945, 205-218   Questions to ask: What is our peace target for tomorrow; what is the real goal for which we are striving; what is our real vision of our own future. Canadians' ...
  • A Closer Empire Unity
    Text  Stewart, Prof. H.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 27 Apr 1944, 463-476     Uniting the democracies in time to prevent what they have twice within a generation been united only in time to repair. The speaker's statement: "In the interests of world peace, we need to draw more firmly the bonds of the British Empire, and we can do so—if we will—without impairing ...
    Text  Stewart, Prof. H.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 27 Apr 1944, 463-476   Uniting the democracies in time to prevent what they have twice within a generation been united only in time to repair. The speaker's statement: "In the interests of world peace, ...
  • Sharing the Responsibilities of Empire
    Text  Gower-Rees, The Venerable Archdeacon A.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 13 Jan 1944, 225-237     The complexities of the Empire. The urgent need for a careful consideration of Imperial problems, should the need for taking final decisions arise. The strengths and weaknesses of the Empire's Colonial system, as stated by Prime Minister Jan Christian Smuts of South Africa, along with his suggestions for changes by ...
    Text  Gower-Rees, The Venerable Archdeacon A.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 13 Jan 1944, 225-237   The complexities of the Empire. The urgent need for a careful consideration of Imperial problems, should the need for taking final decisions arise. The strengths and weaknesses of the Empire's ...
  • British Commonwealth & Empire Co-Operation
    Text  Somerville, Sir James F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 1 Nov 1945, 72-81     The speaker's personal and professional background. His impressions of Canada some 50 years ago. Some words on the tensions between those in the new country, and those in the old, and how they view each other. The disappearance of these "little frictions and distempers" when we fight "side by side ...
    Text  Somerville, Sir James F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 1 Nov 1945, 72-81   The speaker's personal and professional background. His impressions of Canada some 50 years ago. Some words on the tensions between those in the new country, and those in the old, ...
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