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  • The Jews and Patriotism
    Text  Jacobs, Rev. Rabbi, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 9 Mar 1916, 119-127     The Jew as patriot throughout history. Posing the question "What constitutes citizenship in a country?" The Jewish ideal of citizenship. Misconceptions about Jews. The Jew not a newcomer to Canada. Some facts about Canadian Jews. Jews settled in England as early as 690 A.D. Examples of Jews that have been ...
    Text  Jacobs, Rev. Rabbi, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 9 Mar 1916, 119-127   The Jew as patriot throughout history. Posing the question "What constitutes citizenship in a country?" The Jewish ideal of citizenship. Misconceptions about Jews. The Jew not a newcomer to Canada. ...
  • Imperial Organization
    Text  Neville, R.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 2 Mar 1916, 100-118     The Dominions, during the present great war, shown a disposition to bear their respective shares. The time ripe for the formal consideration of a scheme of government for the Empire, which, in return, will provide for the just aspirations of the Dominions to share in the direction of foreign policy ...
    Text  Neville, R.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 2 Mar 1916, 100-118   The Dominions, during the present great war, shown a disposition to bear their respective shares. The time ripe for the formal consideration of a scheme of government for the Empire, ...
  • The Charter of Liberty
    Text  Fallon, Rt. Rev. Bishop, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 24 Feb 1916, 82-99     Reference to the Magna Charta. Nothing so logical, so absolute as the march of ideas. Historical background to events leading up to the signing of the Magna Charta. The liberties won on that occasion an impressive instance of how effective was their attempt in putting a stopper on royal tyranny. ...
    Text  Fallon, Rt. Rev. Bishop, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 24 Feb 1916, 82-99   Reference to the Magna Charta. Nothing so logical, so absolute as the march of ideas. Historical background to events leading up to the signing of the Magna Charta. The liberties ...
  • The Dynasts
    Text  Lascelles, Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 10 Feb 1916, 76-81     A lengthy introduction by Mr. Alan Sullivan takes place first, introducing "The Dynasts" and giving much background information to the work. Frank Lascelles: Impressing upon the audience that the desire in this production is to make people realize how very much what we are going through today is what our ...
    Text  Lascelles, Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 10 Feb 1916, 76-81   A lengthy introduction by Mr. Alan Sullivan takes place first, introducing "The Dynasts" and giving much background information to the work. Frank Lascelles: Impressing upon the audience that the desire ...
  • Proportional Representation
    Text  Humphreys, John H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 3 Feb 1916, 62-75     This war giving rise to a spirit of devotion to the welfare of the nation such as has never been known before, lifting the British nation to a higher plane of development. Parliament figuring in all such questions. Criticism of the working of Parliamentary institutions, much of it justified. A ...
    Text  Humphreys, John H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 3 Feb 1916, 62-75   This war giving rise to a spirit of devotion to the welfare of the nation such as has never been known before, lifting the British nation to a higher plane ...
  • The Plight of Montenegro
    Text  Sefrovitch, Capt. A.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 27 Jan 1916, 46-61     The plight of Serbia and Montenegro, two countries which used to be one, separated by the invasion of the Turks. Some historical background to these two countries. The current situation. Montenegro's King now the guest of France. The speaker's publication of a protest in the American papers against some false ...
    Text  Sefrovitch, Capt. A.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 27 Jan 1916, 46-61   The plight of Serbia and Montenegro, two countries which used to be one, separated by the invasion of the Turks. Some historical background to these two countries. The current situation. ...
  • With Canada at the Front
    Text  Forneret, Lieut. G.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 13 Jan 1916, 37-45     The British Empire to most native-born Canadians as a great institution, represented visually by large red spaces on the map of the world. The experience of going over to England for the war. A reading from a letter the speaker wrote at the time, with the sentiments and sensations shared ...
    Text  Forneret, Lieut. G.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 13 Jan 1916, 37-45   The British Empire to most native-born Canadians as a great institution, represented visually by large red spaces on the map of the world. The experience of going over to England ...
  • The Federal Government and the Situation
    Text  Blondin, Hon. Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 16 Dec 1915, 30-36     The great deal of good, but also many evils, still to be remedied, brought along in the train of Confederation. The worst of these evils that tale-bearer business, in which few, but still too many politicians indulge, in reporting distorted speeches between the two sister-provinces, and commenting them, in such ...
    Text  Blondin, Hon. Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 16 Dec 1915, 30-36   The great deal of good, but also many evils, still to be remedied, brought along in the train of Confederation. The worst of these evils that tale-bearer business, in which ...
  • Russia: Britain's Ally
    Text  Utgoff, Lieut. V.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 9 Dec 1915, 20-29     The speaker's leaving of Russia about three months ago, crossing the whole of European Russia in a train, wherein Russian military officers related to him the position of the war. Not understanding why the Germans began to fight the Russians. Ways in which this war is good for Russia, allowing ...
    Text  Utgoff, Lieut. V.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 9 Dec 1915, 20-29   The speaker's leaving of Russia about three months ago, crossing the whole of European Russia in a train, wherein Russian military officers related to him the position of the war. ...
  • The Outlook of Central Canada
    Text  Grant, Sir James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 2 Dec 1915, 12-19     The speaker's interest in the movement started 15 years ago by the late Lord Minto who organized a Canadian Association for protection of our people from tuberculosis, and his visits to all parts of Canada with regard to this endeavour. His impression with the development of central Canada and its ...
    Text  Grant, Sir James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 2 Dec 1915, 12-19   The speaker's interest in the movement started 15 years ago by the late Lord Minto who organized a Canadian Association for protection of our people from tuberculosis, and his visits ...
  • The War As It Affects the Theatrical Profession
    Text  Faversham, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 25 Nov 1915, 7-11     A personal anecdote of an experience the speaker had at a meeting of the Drama League some few years ago. The speaker's great belief in education through drama, and his firm conviction that the theatre is the greatest educational force there is, seconded only by the great daily press. What ...
    Text  Faversham, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 25 Nov 1915, 7-11   A personal anecdote of an experience the speaker had at a meeting of the Drama League some few years ago. The speaker's great belief in education through drama, and his ...
  • Australia's Part in the Scheme of Empire
    Text  Simmons, Lieut. J.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 18 Nov 1915, 1-6     A review of the great trend of Imperial development, perceiving what has almost emerged. The great turning point which might represent the crisis-mark to determine the course that the aggregation of nations under our flag was to follow, has been reached. Australia irrevocably committed to the principle that wars of ...
    Text  Simmons, Lieut. J.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 18 Nov 1915, 1-6   A review of the great trend of Imperial development, perceiving what has almost emerged. The great turning point which might represent the crisis-mark to determine the course that the aggregation ...
  • The Agriculture of the Province
    Text  James, C.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 23 Jan 1914, 122-134     Instilling into the minds and thoughts, particularly of the young people of Canada, to "Know thyself; know thy country, its people, its powers and its possibilities," including the study of agriculture, its conditions, its scope, and its possibilities. Some facts of product export. An illustration to suggest that it is ...
    Text  James, C.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 23 Jan 1914, 122-134   Instilling into the minds and thoughts, particularly of the young people of Canada, to "Know thyself; know thy country, its people, its powers and its possibilities," including the study of ...
  • The Efficiency of the Canadian Militia for Defence
    Text  Otter, Major. Gen. Sir William D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Jan 1914, 110-121     The speaker's personal experience and background with the Canadian Militia over upwards of fifty years. The aim and task of this address to place before the audience this important subject in as clear and lucid a manner as possible, without bias or exaggeration or any reflection upon the many ardent ...
    Text  Otter, Major. Gen. Sir William D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Jan 1914, 110-121   The speaker's personal experience and background with the Canadian Militia over upwards of fifty years. The aim and task of this address to place before the audience this important subject ...
  • City of Toronto Street Railway Question
    Text  Gourlay, R.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 1 Dec 1913, 91-91     On the City of Toronto Street Railway Question, the speaker addressed the Empire Club of Canada on the "Harbour Board's Plan for Solving the Toronto Railway Problem," an alternative scheme to that proposed in the address of November 27, 1913 by His Worship Mayor H.C. Hocken. [Synopsis only of this ...
    Text  Gourlay, R.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 1 Dec 1913, 91-91   On the City of Toronto Street Railway Question, the speaker addressed the Empire Club of Canada on the "Harbour Board's Plan for Solving the Toronto Railway Problem," an alternative scheme ...
  • Canadian Assimilation
    Text  Harper, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 12 Dec 1913, 93-107     A discussion of this issue of Canadian assimilation along the lines of a geometrical proposition. What this question of Canadian assimilation means at its basis; forming an enunciation. Then, the axioms of postulates or self-evident truths there are to guide us in our investigation, of which there are three: Canada ...
    Text  Harper, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 12 Dec 1913, 93-107   A discussion of this issue of Canadian assimilation along the lines of a geometrical proposition. What this question of Canadian assimilation means at its basis; forming an enunciation. Then, the ...
  • My Experience in the World of Missions
    Text  McNeill, Rev. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 3 Dec 1913, 92-92     Some of the speaker's experiences in Evangelistic labours which touched Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, India, South Africa, Gibraltar, Malta and the United States. [Synopsis only of this address available.]
    Text  McNeill, Rev. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 3 Dec 1913, 92-92   Some of the speaker's experiences in Evangelistic labours which touched Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, India, South Africa, Gibraltar, Malta and the United States. [Synopsis only of this address available.]
  • City of Toronto Street Railway Question
    Text  Hocken, His Worship Mayor H.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 27 Nov 1913, 91-91     On the City of Toronto Street Railway Question, the speaker addressed the Empire Club of Canada on the "Proposed Street Railway Purchase," this title indicating His Worship's solution of the problem. The Mayor's view that the present transportation system should be brought up at once by the City and Developed. ...
    Text  Hocken, His Worship Mayor H.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 27 Nov 1913, 91-91   On the City of Toronto Street Railway Question, the speaker addressed the Empire Club of Canada on the "Proposed Street Railway Purchase," this title indicating His Worship's solution of the ...
  • A Short Review of my Visit to the European Manoeuvres
    Text  Hughes, Col. The Honourable Sam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 14 Nov 1913, 79-90     The speaker's view of how money had in the past been spent on the militia. Conceiving the idea of establishing the cadet corps on a universal basis throughout the Dominion. Response to the idea, particularly in Quebec. The effect of the drill halls in Canada. Comments on military training. Training ...
    Text  Hughes, Col. The Honourable Sam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 14 Nov 1913, 79-90   The speaker's view of how money had in the past been spent on the militia. Conceiving the idea of establishing the cadet corps on a universal basis throughout the Dominion. ...
  • The Experience of An American Soldier in the War of 1812-14
    Text  Riddell, Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 Nov 1913, 60-78     The good it would do us to have some knowledge of how another looked upon our land and some of its inhabitants a hundred years ago. To that end, the speaker tells the story of Samuel, White, of Adams County, Pennsylvania, published at Baltimore in 1830, with the title "History ...
    Text  Riddell, Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 Nov 1913, 60-78   The good it would do us to have some knowledge of how another looked upon our land and some of its inhabitants a hundred years ago. To that end, the ...
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