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  • Our New Defence Policy
    Text  Graham, The Hon. Bill, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 22 Apr 2005, 346-360     Nine months since the speaker became the Minister of National Defence. An exciting and historic time for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian forces and how that is so. Work performed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces. The future for the Armed Forces. The budget ...
    Text  Graham, The Hon. Bill, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 22 Apr 2005, 346-360   Nine months since the speaker became the Minister of National Defence. An exciting and historic time for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian forces and how that is ...
  • National Defence: A Little Common Sense
    Text  Morton, Desmond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 17 Apr 2002, 500-512     A by-product of the events of September 11. Reasons for the shock. Our politicians -- aroused to military problems they could grasp. Some steps taken, and some complications with those steps. Modern warfare. Canadian expectations. The need for money for innovation. Some recent history of the Canadian forces, including some ...
    Text  Morton, Desmond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 17 Apr 2002, 500-512   A by-product of the events of September 11. Reasons for the shock. Our politicians -- aroused to military problems they could grasp. Some steps taken, and some complications with those ...
  • Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Arms Control: Canada and the Western Alliance in 1987
    Text  Beatty, The Honourable Perrin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 15 Jan 1987, 206-216     The range of major defence policy issues that must be dealt with in the forthcoming defence White Paper. This address focusses on one of the more difficult: nuclear policy. An explication of the speaker's personal stand on the questions of nuclear weapons and arms control. A threat to the Western ...
    Text  Beatty, The Honourable Perrin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 15 Jan 1987, 206-216   The range of major defence policy issues that must be dealt with in the forthcoming defence White Paper. This address focusses on one of the more difficult: nuclear policy. An ...
  • Canada's Military-Industrial Complex
    Text  Danson, The Honourable Barnett J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 11 Nov 1982, 92-104     The term "military-industrial-complex" and what it implies. Aligning ourselves "with like-minded nations who share our values and, to an extent, our geography, and to carry our fair share of responsibility in such an alliance." The equipping of a continuously existing armed force. Opting for a reasonable balance between what we ...
    Text  Danson, The Honourable Barnett J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 11 Nov 1982, 92-104   The term "military-industrial-complex" and what it implies. Aligning ourselves "with like-minded nations who share our values and, to an extent, our geography, and to carry our fair share of responsibility ...
  • NORAD: Current Operations and Future Plans
    Text  Stovel, Lieutenant General Richard C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 4 Mar 1976, 314-329     An introduction by Lieutenant General Richard Stovel, followed by a review of NORAD by Lieutenant Colonel Povilus, United States Air Force. Responsibilities of NORAD: To provide warning of an attack of any nature; to keep track of everything that happens in space—the only military command so tasked; to protect the ...
    Text  Stovel, Lieutenant General Richard C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 4 Mar 1976, 314-329   An introduction by Lieutenant General Richard Stovel, followed by a review of NORAD by Lieutenant Colonel Povilus, United States Air Force. Responsibilities of NORAD: To provide warning of an attack ...
  • The Price of Peace
    Text  Drew, Hon. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 28 Nov 1968, 86-98     The situation in the U.S.S.R. with Brezhnev's declaration that "every Communist state must adhere and submit to the policies and doctrines of the Kremlin or be subjected to the same military discipline as Czechoslovakia experienced last August." The speaker's warning of the significance of this event to world history, in ...
    Text  Drew, Hon. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 28 Nov 1968, 86-98   The situation in the U.S.S.R. with Brezhnev's declaration that "every Communist state must adhere and submit to the policies and doctrines of the Kremlin or be subjected to the same ...
  • Canada's Defence Reorganization
    Text  Hellyer, The Honourable Paul T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 18 Feb 1965, 217-231     Some of the basic arguments in favour of integration of Canada's armed forces. A brief summary of progress to date. Three steps to take: to bring the past up to the present, i.e., to arrange for the stockpiling of warheads for the weapons systems already acquired for our armed forces; ...
    Text  Hellyer, The Honourable Paul T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 18 Feb 1965, 217-231   Some of the basic arguments in favour of integration of Canada's armed forces. A brief summary of progress to date. Three steps to take: to bring the past up to ...
  • Canada's Defence
    Text  Hellyer, Paul T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 28 Nov 1963, 118-129     Canada now in the process of preparing a long-term defence policy for the future. The complexities, controversies and differences of opinion of the subject, and in respect of the path we should follow. A consideration of the problems that face Canada in the broadest context, in order to make intelligent ...
    Text  Hellyer, Paul T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 28 Nov 1963, 118-129   Canada now in the process of preparing a long-term defence policy for the future. The complexities, controversies and differences of opinion of the subject, and in respect of the path ...
  • World Political Changes and Their Effect on Defence
    Text  Harkness, The Honourable Douglas S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 14 Nov 1963, 92-100     Discussion in recent years on what Canada's defence policy should be. Two directly opposite political tendencies, or movements, at work. The move towards nationalism and national sovereignty all over the world. The necessity to maintain the nuclear deterrent of the West. The rising power of China. China's challenge to Russia. ...
    Text  Harkness, The Honourable Douglas S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 14 Nov 1963, 92-100   Discussion in recent years on what Canada's defence policy should be. Two directly opposite political tendencies, or movements, at work. The move towards nationalism and national sovereignty all over the ...
  • The Future of Canadian Defence in the Nuclear Era
    Text  Foulkes, General Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 28 Feb 1963, 203-222     A look at some of the criticism of Canadian Defence policy over the past few years. Why such a situation exists. A critical look at what Canada should be doing in the defence field in the nuclear era. First, gaining a clear concept of what defence is possible today and ...
    Text  Foulkes, General Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 28 Feb 1963, 203-222   A look at some of the criticism of Canadian Defence policy over the past few years. Why such a situation exists. A critical look at what Canada should be doing ...
  • Men and Missiles
    Text  Curtis, Air Marshal W.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 13 Nov 1958, 91-99     The meaning of Remembrance Day. The greatest cost of human life in war. The nature of the Cold War. Rebelling at paying the price of preparedness in peacetime, resulting in paying a greater price in the long run, in both material wealth and in human lives. What preparedness means now, ...
    Text  Curtis, Air Marshal W.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 13 Nov 1958, 91-99   The meaning of Remembrance Day. The greatest cost of human life in war. The nature of the Cold War. Rebelling at paying the price of preparedness in peacetime, resulting in ...
  • The Development of Air Power In Canada
    Text  Gibson, Hon. Colin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 28 Feb 1946, 256-270     Outlining Canada's plans for the future of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Some history of the Canadian Air Force, less than 30 years old. Canadians in the First World War joining the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service, and later, the Royal Air Force overseas. The names of ...
    Text  Gibson, Hon. Colin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 28 Feb 1946, 256-270   Outlining Canada's plans for the future of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Some history of the Canadian Air Force, less than 30 years old. Canadians in the First World War ...
  • Canada's Land and Air Forces
    Text  McNaughton, Major-General A.G.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 2 May 1929, 189-199     The part that the Canadian Militia and the Canadian Air Force are playing and will play in the future, in the development of Canada's national life. Some background to the current situation. The lack of development of our armed forces since the armistice. Efforts focused on the League of Nations ...
    Text  McNaughton, Major-General A.G.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 2 May 1929, 189-199   The part that the Canadian Militia and the Canadian Air Force are playing and will play in the future, in the development of Canada's national life. Some background to the ...
  • Naval Defence
    Text  Story, W. Oswald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 7 Apr 1927, 95-104     Defining what is meant by sea power. How sea power of a country may be measured. How the British Empire was built up by her traders who carried her commerce to distant lands and established themselves in security under the armed protection of the British Navy, or in early days ...
    Text  Story, W. Oswald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 7 Apr 1927, 95-104   Defining what is meant by sea power. How sea power of a country may be measured. How the British Empire was built up by her traders who carried her commerce ...
  • Are We Equal to the Occasion?
    Text  Burnham, J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Jan 1913, 146-156     The great point of conflict in Canada today: "Shall we do something towards making ourselves into an Empire, or shall we do nothing? A growing disposition in Canada among people who should know better, to forsake their duties and responsibilities as men and as members of this great Empire …" ...
    Text  Burnham, J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Jan 1913, 146-156   The great point of conflict in Canada today: "Shall we do something towards making ourselves into an Empire, or shall we do nothing? A growing disposition in Canada among people ...
  • A Legacy From the United Empire Loyalists
    Text  Robinson, Major-General C.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 4 May 1911, 13-22     The precious legacy which has been left to the descendants and other sin Canada, namely, an Empire united under the British Crown. The common origin of the many United Empire Loyalists' Associations throughout Canada. Colonel, first Governor of Upper Canada, who commanded the "Queen's Rangers" in the Revolutionary War. The ...
    Text  Robinson, Major-General C.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 4 May 1911, 13-22   The precious legacy which has been left to the descendants and other sin Canada, namely, an Empire united under the British Crown. The common origin of the many United Empire ...
  • Imperial Defence and Tariff Reform
    Text  Barker, J. Ellis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 2 Feb 1911, 177-185     The speaker's opinion that Imperial defence and tariff reform are very intimately co-related and connected, and how that is so. Characteristics of mercantile empires, including the British Empire. Defending oneself against an attack from the sea and against the possibility of your oversea trade being cut off: the need for ...
    Text  Barker, J. Ellis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 2 Feb 1911, 177-185   The speaker's opinion that Imperial defence and tariff reform are very intimately co-related and connected, and how that is so. Characteristics of mercantile empires, including the British Empire. Defending oneself ...
  • The Navy and the Empire
    Text  Phillipps-Wolley, Clive, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 26 Oct 1910, 64-69     A joint luncheon of the British Empire League, The Canadian Defence League, and the Empire Club of Canada. The speaker's brief that the corporate existence of the Empire is the British navy, and as Canada is an integral part of the Empire, the British navy is also the basis of ...
    Text  Phillipps-Wolley, Clive, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 26 Oct 1910, 64-69   A joint luncheon of the British Empire League, The Canadian Defence League, and the Empire Club of Canada. The speaker's brief that the corporate existence of the Empire is the ...
  • The Commercial Congress of the Empire at Sydney
    Text  Cockshut, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 9 Feb 1910, 132-139     The matter of Empire Unity. The speaker's representation of Toronto and Ontario at the Congress of the Chambers of Commerce of the Empire in Sydney, Australia. Ways in which this gathering was unique. The three most important questions that the speaker believes the Congress dealt with out of the fifty ...
    Text  Cockshut, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 9 Feb 1910, 132-139   The matter of Empire Unity. The speaker's representation of Toronto and Ontario at the Congress of the Chambers of Commerce of the Empire in Sydney, Australia. Ways in which this ...
  • The Naval Question in its Relation to the Empire
    Text  Peterson, Principal William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 3 Feb 1910, 128-131     [Synopsis only available.] A discussion of the issue of Canada's partnership and responsibilities as regards the British Empire. The speaker's statement that there is "too much talk, at the present time of the need for asserting our individual and separate existence, and of the inalienable rights and privileges of self-government. ...
    Text  Peterson, Principal William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 3 Feb 1910, 128-131   [Synopsis only available.] A discussion of the issue of Canada's partnership and responsibilities as regards the British Empire. The speaker's statement that there is "too much talk, at the present ...
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