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  • Recent Developments in Parliamentary Institutions
    Borden, R.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Nov 1905, 62-72     The development during the past two centuries in Great Britain. On considering the system of government which we have today, remembering that the idealists of the 18th Century were aiming at exclusion from Parliament of those invested with executive power. The aim of the English statesmen of the 18th Century ...
    Borden, R.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Nov 1905, 62-72   The development during the past two centuries in Great Britain. On considering ...
  • Proportional Representation
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • The Proper Limitations of State Interference
    Leacock, Prof. Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Mar 1924, 109-124     The speaker's statement of Canada's ills at the present time: that we are in danger of overgovernment; that we are suffering from the too-great extension of the functions of the State; that it is doing already great harm to our economic life, and threatening greater still; doing a great deal ...
    Leacock, Prof. Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Mar 1924, 109-124   The speaker's statement of Canada's ills at the present time: that we ...
  • Thomas D'Arcy McGee
    McMurray, Hon. Edward J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 2 Apr 1925, 167-179     This speech was preceded by a few moments of silence as a tribute to the memory of the man whose life was the subject of the day's address. The speaker's endeavour, by quotation from his poems and his speeches and brief data to show the mind, character, aspirations and hopes, ...
    McMurray, Hon. Edward J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 2 Apr 1925, 167-179   This speech was preceded by a few moments of silence as a ...
  • The Building of a Nation
    Thorson, J.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 10 Feb 1927, 18-28     Building a nation in this new land of Canada. Charged with a great responsibility with two functions to perform: as architects to draw the plans for a noble edifice, and as builders to carry out those plans in order that our building may endure. Using the materials at hand. Materials ...
    Thorson, J.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 10 Feb 1927, 18-28   Building a nation in this new land of Canada. Charged with a ...
  • What Is A Canadian Citizen?
    Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 25 Apr 1929, 168-188     Historical background to the way in which a Canadian Citizen is a "subject." How this meaning of "subject" helped the King of England to unify the Island under one Crown. "Canadian Citizen" as a convenient term for a British subject who makes his home in Canada, whether he is born ...
    Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 25 Apr 1929, 168-188   Historical background to the way in which a Canadian Citizen is a ...
  • The Public and the Politicians
    O'Leary, Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 30 Mar 1933, 143-155     Public challenge to public life. The word "politician" as a term of reproach. Why politics has fallen into disrepute. The growing propensity among all of us to question, to criticize, to misrepresent and to vilify the politicians as a class. Change brought about by the War. How much of this ...
    O'Leary, Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 30 Mar 1933, 143-155   Public challenge to public life. The word "politician" as a term of ...
  • The Handwriting On Parliament's Wall
    MacLeod, Norman M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 21 Apr 1938, 357-375     The Handwriting on Parliament's Wall as the topic of address, with the obvious inference that all is not well with Parliament. The speaker's contention that the democratic National legislature of this Dominion, which is the House of Commons, is undergoing and has been undergoing for some time a process of ...
    MacLeod, Norman M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 21 Apr 1938, 357-375   The Handwriting on Parliament's Wall as the topic of address, with the ...
  • Can We Achieve Canadian Unity?
    Harvey, Monsieur Jean-Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 19 Jan 1939, 184-199     The issue of Canadian unity made problematic in that we are not all of the same character. A remarriage in 1759. Most disagreements or misunderstandings grounded on prejudice or ignorance, neither of which can be eliminated at a stroke. The lack of surprise that there are misunderstandings existing between Quebec ...
    Harvey, Monsieur Jean-Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 19 Jan 1939, 184-199   The issue of Canadian unity made problematic in that we are not ...
  • Quebec Old and New
    Dumoulin, Jacques, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 30 Mar 1944, 392-404     A history of Quebec and its people. The heroes of 1646, 1648 and 1649. Immigration and population of Quebec. The heroic story of capture and recapture, taking and retaking of strategic points. Colonists no longer French who became Canadian. The vigorous, youthful nation of the United States and how it ...
    Dumoulin, Jacques, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 30 Mar 1944, 392-404   A history of Quebec and its people. The heroes of 1646, 1648 ...
  • Free Enterprise
    Hill, C. Bruce Esquire, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 1 Apr 1948, 327-335     The threat to the existence of Free Enterprise in the Dominion of Canada. Socialism as a threat to Canada, not only to the existence of Free Enterprise, but to the standard of living of every Canadian. A dismissal of Communism with a few words, so as not to confuse it ...
    Hill, C. Bruce Esquire, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 1 Apr 1948, 327-335   The threat to the existence of Free Enterprise in the Dominion of ...
  • The Role of the Opposition in Parliament
    Diefenbaker, John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 27 Oct 1949, 67-74     "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition" as a necessary part of our British Parliamentary system of government. Origins of the name "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition." The role of the Opposition. Some quotes regarding the function and nature of the Opposition. The speaker's view of the role and purpose of the Opposition. Views ...
    Diefenbaker, John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 27 Oct 1949, 67-74   "His Majesty's Loyal Opposition" as a necessary part of our British Parliamentary ...
  • The Empire, Canada and the Provinces, 1949
    Garson, Honourable Stuart S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 19 Jan 1950, 170-182     The role of public opinion in determining the personnel, and to a large extent, the policies of government. The importance of public opinion with respect to the major issues of the day. The major issue of the relationship of the federal and provincial governments to one another, towards our constitution, ...
    Garson, Honourable Stuart S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 19 Jan 1950, 170-182   The role of public opinion in determining the personnel, and to a ...
  • Mr. Mackenzie King and the Development of the Commonwealth of Nations
    Pickersgill, The Honourable John Whitney, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 10 Dec 1953, 118-130     Mr. Mackenzie King's attitude to the Empire and his influence on the evolution of the Commonwealth. The speaker's close and continuing association with Mr. Mackenzie King for the last twelve years of his life. A detailed discussion of Mr. King's influence from 1922 on. Some fundamental differences between Sir Robert ...
    Pickersgill, The Honourable John Whitney, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 10 Dec 1953, 118-130   Mr. Mackenzie King's attitude to the Empire and his influence on the ...
  • What Should be Done with the Canadian Senate
    Roebuck, The Honourable Arthur and Richardson, B.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 12 Mar 1959, 261-273     An Exchange of Views. Senator Roebuck: The history of the Senate in Canada. The complementary principles of representation by election in the Commons and by appointment in the Senate as fundamental to Canada's Constitution; frequently misunderstood and vastly important to Canada's national life both past and future. The importance of ...
    Roebuck, The Honourable Arthur and Richardson, B.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 12 Mar 1959, 261-273   An Exchange of Views. Senator Roebuck: The history of the Senate in ...
  • Some Aspects of the Public Service
    Hughes, Hon. S.H.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 28 Apr 1960, 302-315     The tradition, development, and progress of Canada's governmental administration. The "development of the administrative side of the Government of England and later of the United Kingdom from the small and purely personal ecclesiastical staffs of the medieval chancellors down through the period when expanding commerce and enlarged military commitments made ...
    Hughes, Hon. S.H.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 28 Apr 1960, 302-315   The tradition, development, and progress of Canada's governmental administration. The "development of ...
  • Canada's Economic Position
    Diefenbaker, Right Honourable John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 11 Feb 1963, 165-175     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The Canadian Club of Toronto and The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto. The speaker's views regarding certain issues facing Canada, its economic and also some of its international relations. A comparison between running a business and running the government. Showing ...
    Diefenbaker, Right Honourable John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 11 Feb 1963, 165-175   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The Canadian Club ...
  • What is Wrong with Parliament?
    Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117     Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The sense of aversion that's been expressed to a book written about a living public figure. The uniqueness of that response to Canada. Criticism about the title. The speaker's three reasons for his choice of title. Response to other ...
    Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117   Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The ...
  • Unrest in French Canada
    Favreau, the Honourable Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 5 Mar 1964, 279-290     The current crisis in Canada; deeper in its national significance, and more perturbing in its possibilities, than any in Canada's history. Three basic causes for unrest and dissatisfaction, as expressed by French Canadians collectively. Beliefs of others in French Canada as to the more complex reasons for Quebec's situation. Reasons ...
    Favreau, the Honourable Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 5 Mar 1964, 279-290   The current crisis in Canada; deeper in its national significance, and more ...
  • What Use is the Commonwealth?
    Leather, Sir Edwin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 12 Mar 1964, 291-301     A look back at the world 100 years ago. A critical look at the present state of the Commonwealth. The modern Commonwealth as the handiwork of Canadians and how that is so. Making the case that the Commonwealth countries today have little in common but history. The other side of ...
    Leather, Sir Edwin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 12 Mar 1964, 291-301   A look back at the world 100 years ago. A critical look ...
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