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  • Five Priorities for the Federal Government
    Text  Martin, The Rt. Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 16 Apr 2004, 333-349     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. First, an announcement about Mr. Fadi Fadel who was taken hostage in Iraq. Reference to Sir Wilfrid Laurier's quote. How Canada must belong to the 21st century. Some challenges for Canadians and the Canadian government. ...
    Text  Martin, The Rt. Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 16 Apr 2004, 333-349   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. First, an announcement about Mr. Fadi Fadel who was taken hostage in Iraq. Reference to ...
  • "The Friendly Dictatorship"
    Text  Simpson, Jeffrey C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 15 Nov 2001, 194-207     How Canada has become a one-party state. How "The Friendly Dictatorship is about how our system of government has evolved, and why Canadians are increasingly turned off by that sytem. Supporting evidence for that view. Finding a better balance among the objectives of democracy, transparency, accountability and representativeness. An explication ...
    Text  Simpson, Jeffrey C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 15 Nov 2001, 194-207   How Canada has become a one-party state. How "The Friendly Dictatorship is about how our system of government has evolved, and why Canadians are increasingly turned off by that sytem. ...
  • Malice in Blunderland
    Text  Fotheringham, Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 25 Nov 1999, 172-179     Some personal and political history of the speaker and Western Canada. Witty and edgy comments about Canadian politics and politicians.
    Text  Fotheringham, Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 25 Nov 1999, 172-179   Some personal and political history of the speaker and Western Canada. Witty and edgy comments about Canadian politics and politicians.
  • Defending Our Rights and Freedoms
    Text  Bertrand, Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 30 Apr 1997, 1-7     Mr. Bertrand begins with a statement of his new philosophy since his resignation from the Parti Quebecois in February of 1985. Canada, learning to live together. An observation that problems in Ontario are similar to those in Quebec. The speaker's pride in Canada. The danger to Canada from attacks by ...
    Text  Bertrand, Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 30 Apr 1997, 1-7   Mr. Bertrand begins with a statement of his new philosophy since his resignation from the Parti Quebecois in February of 1985. Canada, learning to live together. An observation that problems ...
  • New Directions and New Choices for Canada
    Text  Charest, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 10 Apr 1997, 521-533     The upcoming election about who has a new vision for the future of Canada and a plan to take us there; about choices and the new approaches we need to take as a nation to secure a successful and prosperous future in the new global economy; about restoring a national ...
    Text  Charest, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 10 Apr 1997, 521-533   The upcoming election about who has a new vision for the future of Canada and a plan to take us there; about choices and the new approaches we need to ...
  • Saskatchewan's Social and Economic Accomplishments—An Example for an Alternative National Agenda
    Text  Romanow, The Honourable Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 1 Apr 1997, 510-520     Three topics: a report on Saskatchewan's most recent provincial budget and economic situation; some of the principles and values that underpin that budget and a vision for Saskatchewan into the 21st century; how this approach might point the way to something like an alternative Canadian agenda, an agenda at least ...
    Text  Romanow, The Honourable Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 1 Apr 1997, 510-520   Three topics: a report on Saskatchewan's most recent provincial budget and economic situation; some of the principles and values that underpin that budget and a vision for Saskatchewan into the ...
  • Competing in the Twenty-First Century: Our Challenges
    Text  Beaudoin, Laurent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 9 Dec 1996, 280-289     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Evidence that the hard work of the last few difficult years has placed our economy on the right track. The question of how we can make sure the economy keeps growing and Canada remains competitive ...
    Text  Beaudoin, Laurent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 9 Dec 1996, 280-289   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Evidence that the hard work of the last few difficult years has placed our economy ...
  • A Fresh Start for Canadians
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 25 Nov 1996, 231-245     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The need for a fresh start for Canada, and how it may be brought about. This address proceeds under the following headings: Historical Precedents; Key Questions; Key Questions for the Leaders of Toronto and Ontario; ...
    Text  Manning, Preston, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 25 Nov 1996, 231-245   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The need for a fresh start for Canada, and how it may be brought about. ...
  • The Anxious Years: Politics in the Age of Mulroney and Chrétien
    Text  Simpson, Jeffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 31 Oct 1996, 171-183     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. 1973 as the start of what the speaker has called in his book "The Anxious Years," a collection of columns that deals with the Mulroney and Chrétien years and which tries to suggest in various ...
    Text  Simpson, Jeffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 31 Oct 1996, 171-183   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. 1973 as the start of what the speaker has called in his book "The Anxious ...
  • What's Needed to Make Government Change Successful?
    Text  Desautels, L. Denis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 8 Dec 1995, 283-301     1995: a point when we can "begin to see how the decade may eventually be remembered." The speaker suggests some words by which this period will be remembered: uncertainty and transformation. Reasons to be optimistic. The recognition that change is necessary, especially in light of the seriousness of the government's ...
    Text  Desautels, L. Denis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 8 Dec 1995, 283-301   1995: a point when we can "begin to see how the decade may eventually be remembered." The speaker suggests some words by which this period will be remembered: uncertainty and ...
  • The Canadian Revolution
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 30 Nov 1995, 259-272     The Canadian revolution. The speaker's review of his book of the same title. A revolution as a shift in values of the society that has undergone a revolution. The speaker's thesis is that this has happened to Canadian values: a shift from deference to defiance, from deference to authority, to ...
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 30 Nov 1995, 259-272   The Canadian revolution. The speaker's review of his book of the same title. A revolution as a shift in values of the society that has undergone a revolution. The speaker's ...
  • Thirty Million Musketeers
    Text  Gibson, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 2 Oct 1995, 123-142     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Fraser Institute. A review and description of many of the precepts put forth in the speaker's book. Three opening statements which the speaker asserts to be true, but which cannot continue to be true, and cannot mutually co-exist for ...
    Text  Gibson, Gordon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 2 Oct 1995, 123-142   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Fraser Institute. A review and description of many of the precepts put forth in the speaker's book. Three opening ...
  • The Value of Canada, the Risks it Faces
    Text  Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 22 Jun 1995, 84-95     First, an extension of greetings from Her Majesty, from His Honour Hal Jackman, as a celebration of Canada Day. A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. The importance of demonstrating our passion for Canada, and for Canadian unity and purpose regularly, in our ...
    Text  Clark, The Rt. Hon. Joe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 22 Jun 1995, 84-95   First, an extension of greetings from Her Majesty, from His Honour Hal Jackman, as a celebration of Canada Day. A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The ...
  • The New Face of Government
    Text  Masse, The Hon. Marcel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 16 Feb 1995, 292-302     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. The competence of government as one of the central issues of our time. Some words from Peter Drucker: "The next decades will make unprecedented demands on political courage, political imagination, political innovation, and political leadership. ...
    Text  Masse, The Hon. Marcel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 16 Feb 1995, 292-302   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. The competence of government as one of the central issues of our time. Some words ...
  • Corruption in Government
    Text  Cameron, Stevie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 17 Nov 1994, 87-100     The Mulroney government as an aberration: a government that surpassed all others in terms of the number of politicians, political aides, organisers and fund-raisers under police investigation. Many were charged; many were convicted. The speaker goes onto describe the Mulroney government as depicted in her book. Attempts at defending the ...
    Text  Cameron, Stevie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 17 Nov 1994, 87-100   The Mulroney government as an aberration: a government that surpassed all others in terms of the number of politicians, political aides, organisers and fund-raisers under police investigation. Many were charged; ...
  • Operating Within A Global Economy
    Text  Stronach, Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 10 Feb 1994, 309-320     Problems and viable solutions to Canada's economic situation. The global economy. Increased competition. Canada not prepared for global competition. Changing our political, tax, and education systems to improve living standards. Ending government-sponsored policy of multiculturalism. Depoliticizing Parliament. Decreasing government bureaucracy.
    Text  Stronach, Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 10 Feb 1994, 309-320   Problems and viable solutions to Canada's economic situation. The global economy. Increased competition. Canada not prepared for global competition. Changing our political, tax, and education systems to improve living standards. ...
  • Challenge of a Multi-party Parliament—Assessing the Impact on Business
    Text  Hartt, Stanley H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 25 Nov 1993, 205-221     A view of why the Liberals won the election, and why the Conservatives did not. A personal analysis of the electoral results. The challenges faced by Canadians: economic and constitutional. How the new government can make a difference. The unity challenge. The consequences of Meech Lake. The need for political ...
    Text  Hartt, Stanley H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 25 Nov 1993, 205-221   A view of why the Liberals won the election, and why the Conservatives did not. A personal analysis of the electoral results. The challenges faced by Canadians: economic and constitutional. ...
  • Post-Election Prospects in Canada
    Text  Black, The Hon. Conrad, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 2 Nov 1993, 158-170     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A view of what Mr. Black feels went wrong with several governments, including those of Pearson, Trudeau, and Mulroney. What Quebec should and shouldn't get, based on what it has already gotten, and the consequences ...
    Text  Black, The Hon. Conrad, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 2 Nov 1993, 158-170   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A view of what Mr. Black feels went wrong with several governments, including those of ...
  • Managing the Fishery
    Text  Wells, The Hon. Clyde K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 25 Feb 1993, 227-239     The speaker's views on the current political and economic situation in the country as a whole and Newfoundland and Labrador in particular. This address is four months after the referendum in Quebec: a summary of the current state of affairs in Canada generally. Issues discussed include the following. The sense ...
    Text  Wells, The Hon. Clyde K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 25 Feb 1993, 227-239   The speaker's views on the current political and economic situation in the country as a whole and Newfoundland and Labrador in particular. This address is four months after the referendum ...
  • Canada and the Constitution
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 13 Oct 1992, 67-76     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An address focusing on three famous philosophical questions: If I'm not for myself, then who is for me? But if I am only for myself, then what am I? And, if not now, when? Discussion ...
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 13 Oct 1992, 67-76   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. An address focusing on three famous philosophical questions: If I'm not for myself, then who ...
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