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  • Empires of the Mind: Canada and the Commonwealth
    Text  Ramphal, Sir Shridath, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Jan 1987, 193-205     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada with The Royal Commonwealth Society. A short discussion of the term "empire": what it means, what it meant, what it means to include it now. The connotation of worthy ambition for the word "empire." A brief historical setting of the term ...
    Text  Ramphal, Sir Shridath, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Jan 1987, 193-205   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada with The Royal Commonwealth Society. A short discussion of the term "empire": what it means, what it meant, what it means ...
  • Britain and Canada in the Post-Imperial Era
    Text  Ford, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 15 Feb 1979, 230-238     Personal ideas about Britain and Canada in the post-imperial era, dating from 1945. The differences in the Commonwealth before then, and after. Main differences include the emergence of the Soviet Union and the United States as superpowers; the United Nations as a new force; the quasi monopoly position of the ...
    Text  Ford, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 15 Feb 1979, 230-238   Personal ideas about Britain and Canada in the post-imperial era, dating from 1945. The differences in the Commonwealth before then, and after. Main differences include the emergence of the Soviet ...
  • Towards Commonwealth Unity through the Sims Travelling Professorship
    Text  Salter, Robert B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 18 Apr 1974, 318-332     An address following Dr. Salter's recent four-month teaching assignment as a Visiting Professor in universities throughout the United Kingdom and South Africa. Some definitions and background to start: the Commonwealth, Commonwealth Unity, Travelling or Visiting Professor, the Sims Professorship. Academic aims and objectives of the Sims Professorship. A brief summary ...
    Text  Salter, Robert B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 18 Apr 1974, 318-332   An address following Dr. Salter's recent four-month teaching assignment as a Visiting Professor in universities throughout the United Kingdom and South Africa. Some definitions and background to start: the Commonwealth, ...
  • Commonwealth—The Strategy of the New Development
    Text  Barrow, The Right Honourable Errol W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 19 Apr 1973, 392-408     First issue raised is whether or not the Empire ever became a Commonwealth. A review of some of the changes in the political/economic relationships. A new deployment and emerging strategy brought about by various factors: the development of nuclear potential; new economic and trading blocs; new alignments developing in Europe; ...
    Text  Barrow, The Right Honourable Errol W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 19 Apr 1973, 392-408   First issue raised is whether or not the Empire ever became a Commonwealth. A review of some of the changes in the political/economic relationships. A new deployment and emerging strategy ...
  • The Modern Commonwealth
    Text  His Grace The Duke of Devonshire, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 30 Oct 1967, 127-143     The multi-racial Commonwealth. Changes in the Commonwealth over the last 20 years. The Commonwealth today. The Commonwealth's problems and the world's problems due to the astonishing growth that has taken place in the past 18 years. Fostering the ideal of a Commonwealth. The great road that the Commonwealth has to ...
    Text  His Grace The Duke of Devonshire, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 30 Oct 1967, 127-143   The multi-racial Commonwealth. Changes in the Commonwealth over the last 20 years. The Commonwealth today. The Commonwealth's problems and the world's problems due to the astonishing growth that has taken ...
  • Using The Commonwealth
    Text  Smith, Arnold, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 5 Oct 1967, 74-92     Seeing and dealing with problems in perspective. Problems in Canada with regard to multi-language and multi-culture. Moving to a united world. The Commonwealth as a Canadian invention: a brief history. What this association has done for Canada. The modern Commonwealth and its importance in the next 20 or 30 years. ...
    Text  Smith, Arnold, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 5 Oct 1967, 74-92   Seeing and dealing with problems in perspective. Problems in Canada with regard to multi-language and multi-culture. Moving to a united world. The Commonwealth as a Canadian invention: a brief history. ...
  • The Unsinkable Commonwealth
    Text  Earl Mountbatten of Burma, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 11 Jul 1967, 41-73     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. A toast to Her Majesty's Forces by John W. Griffin. A toast to Canada by Colonel B.J. Legge. A review of some aspects of the history of the Commonwealth. Some personal anecdotes and reminiscences of ...
    Text  Earl Mountbatten of Burma, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 11 Jul 1967, 41-73   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. A toast to Her Majesty's Forces by John W. Griffin. A toast to Canada by ...
  • India In The Commonwealth
    Text  Desai, M.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 8 Dec 1966, 125-133     The role of India in the Commonwealth. One of the characteristics of India, and of other countries in the Commonwealth. The origin and history of the word and concept of "Empire." A review of the birth of the Commonwealth of Nations and other events after the Second World War. India's ...
    Text  Desai, M.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 8 Dec 1966, 125-133   The role of India in the Commonwealth. One of the characteristics of India, and of other countries in the Commonwealth. The origin and history of the word and concept of ...
  • The Commonwealth Today As Seen By A Former Colonial Secretary
    Text  Boyd, Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 11 Nov 1965, 54-69     The current make-up of the Commonwealth. The general principle of self-government. Some panic stations and sudden and often tragic "ad hoc" decisions that, for the speaker, is in part due to the fact that "quite a large number of people have lost the will to rule, … also because of ...
    Text  Boyd, Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 11 Nov 1965, 54-69   The current make-up of the Commonwealth. The general principle of self-government. Some panic stations and sudden and often tragic "ad hoc" decisions that, for the speaker, is in part due ...
  • Rhodesia's Position Within the Commonwealth
    Text  Welensky, The Right Honourable Sir Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 8 Apr 1965, 314-319     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The present Government of Rhodesia and its treatment by the Government of the United Kingdom. Rhodesia's attendance at the Commonwealth Prime Minister's Conference. The issue of Rhodesia's barred attendance at the 1964 Conference. A discussion ...
    Text  Welensky, The Right Honourable Sir Roy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 8 Apr 1965, 314-319   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The present Government of Rhodesia and its treatment by the Government of the United Kingdom. ...
  • The Commonwealth: White Man's Burden or Blind Man's Bluff?
    Text  Holmes, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 11 Mar 1965, 252-264     The speaker as a true believer in the Commonwealth. Clearing away old concepts and prejudices to see the Commonwealth as a thoroughly modern institution. Its purpose in 1965 the most important and difficult in the world today: the maintenance of trust among the major races of the world. The speaker's ...
    Text  Holmes, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 11 Mar 1965, 252-264   The speaker as a true believer in the Commonwealth. Clearing away old concepts and prejudices to see the Commonwealth as a thoroughly modern institution. Its purpose in 1965 the most ...
  • Personal Responsibility and Interdependence
    Text  Ramsey, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Arthur Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 13 Aug 1963, 1-15     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The English Speaking Union, The Canadian Club of Toronto, The Royal Commonwealth Society and The St. George's Society. Links in the history of friendship and affection between Canada and Great Britain, with a personal example from the speaker. The Anglican Congress ...
    Text  Ramsey, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Arthur Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 13 Aug 1963, 1-15   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The English Speaking Union, The Canadian Club of Toronto, The Royal Commonwealth Society and The St. George's Society. Links in the ...
  • The Winds of Change in the New Nations
    Text  Thomson, Roy H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 7 Jan 1963, 112-121     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker addresses the audience nine years after leaving Canada to live in Britain. A re-orientation of thinking for the speaker during that time in terms of world affairs. Seeing the difficulties for Canada, possibly ...
    Text  Thomson, Roy H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 7 Jan 1963, 112-121   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker addresses the audience nine years after leaving Canada to live in Britain. A ...
  • The Commonwealth
    Text  Amory, The Right Honourable Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 1 Mar 1962, 195-207     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Toronto Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society. The Commonwealth described as the most imaginative and ambitious project in multi-racial co-operation that the world has ever known. The next four years likely to be of decisive importance for its future. ...
    Text  Amory, The Right Honourable Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 1 Mar 1962, 195-207   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Toronto Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society. The Commonwealth described as the most imaginative and ambitious project in multi-racial ...
  • The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
    Text  Roblin, The Honourable Duff, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 3 Dec 1959, 127-137     Historically, the three British Empires. The current fourth stage of Empire: an era of a free and unfettered association between nations which were formerly colony and Motherland, conqueror and conquered. Remarks about the Commonwealth countries and their association now. A detailed review of the recent Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meeting held ...
    Text  Roblin, The Honourable Duff, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 3 Dec 1959, 127-137   Historically, the three British Empires. The current fourth stage of Empire: an era of a free and unfettered association between nations which were formerly colony and Motherland, conqueror and conquered. ...
  • Empire Into Commonwealth
    Text  Arden-Clarke, Sir Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 23 Apr 1959, 318-326     The transformation of the old-style Empire of dependent Colonies and Protectorates into a new-style Commonwealth of sovereign independent states and nations. Effects of such transformation. Three questions that the speaker is often asked with regard to this transformation: Is the grant of independence to these African Colonies a new concept ...
    Text  Arden-Clarke, Sir Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 23 Apr 1959, 318-326   The transformation of the old-style Empire of dependent Colonies and Protectorates into a new-style Commonwealth of sovereign independent states and nations. Effects of such transformation. Three questions that the speaker ...
  • Some Considerations in Canadian Foreign Policy
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 29 Jan 1959, 184-198     The importance of the Commonwealth as an instrument for the preservation of peace in the world, and the unity of those who are its constituents. Some aspects of foreign affairs in relation to the situation in what is inaccurately described sometimes as the Middle East. Some of the speaker's impressions ...
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 29 Jan 1959, 184-198   The importance of the Commonwealth as an instrument for the preservation of peace in the world, and the unity of those who are its constituents. Some aspects of foreign affairs ...
  • Canada and the Commonwealth
    Text  Pearson, The Honourable Lester B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 27 Nov 1958, 117-127     The Commonwealth today as a far cry from the Commonwealth of yesterday. The ideal of national independence. The imperialism of Communism. The shrinking of the British Empire as a great achievement. The new Commonwealth, represented by every continent except South America: every race, clime, religion and culture. The unifying bond ...
    Text  Pearson, The Honourable Lester B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 27 Nov 1958, 117-127   The Commonwealth today as a far cry from the Commonwealth of yesterday. The ideal of national independence. The imperialism of Communism. The shrinking of the British Empire as a great ...
  • Australia, Canada and the Empire
    Text  Trout, H. Leon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 27 Mar 1958, 281-286     A detailed description of Australia, including its climate, culture, products, lifestyle, employment figures, taxation, government, health, tourist attractions, etc. Three reasons why the speaker and his compatriots came to Canada. Some questions put to the audience. A common bond between Commonwealth countries which brings us close together and is valued ...
    Text  Trout, H. Leon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 27 Mar 1958, 281-286   A detailed description of Australia, including its climate, culture, products, lifestyle, employment figures, taxation, government, health, tourist attractions, etc. Three reasons why the speaker and his compatriots came to Canada. ...
  • Canada's International Commitments
    Text  Pearkes, The Honourable G.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 27 Feb 1958, 219-230     Reference to the speaker's last address 12 years ago when Canada was just emerging from the Second World War and had just signed the United Nations Charter. The hope at that time that we were about to enter a period of peace and economic reconstruction and development. Events during the ...
    Text  Pearkes, The Honourable G.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 27 Feb 1958, 219-230   Reference to the speaker's last address 12 years ago when Canada was just emerging from the Second World War and had just signed the United Nations Charter. The hope at ...
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