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  • Imperial Defence
    Text  d'Egville, howard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 25 Sep 1908, 11-18     Some broad aspects of our Imperial position in order to promote that consideration and that discussion which can alone tend to the solution of the problems of our Empire. The main purpose of the address to investigate the views of prominent Canadians upon questions of closer co-operation. The real issues ...
    Text  d'Egville, howard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 25 Sep 1908, 11-18   Some broad aspects of our Imperial position in order to promote that consideration and that discussion which can alone tend to the solution of the problems of our Empire. The ...
  • Naval Defence for Canada
    Text  Barron, His Honour John A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 11 Mar 1909, 158-167     The population of Germany today, and in ten year's time. Elbow room as a grave problem for Germany. Territorial acquisition still a profitable policy common to all countries having political ambition. Canada's restrictions against immigration from those of Oriental roots. Our laws of exclusion nothing but a cobweb of protection ...
    Text  Barron, His Honour John A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 11 Mar 1909, 158-167   The population of Germany today, and in ten year's time. Elbow room as a grave problem for Germany. Territorial acquisition still a profitable policy common to all countries having political ...
  • Modern British Liberalism and the Empire
    Text  Perks, Sir Robert W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 27 May 1909, 11-21     The attitude of Modern Liberalism towards some of the problems which confront us. The speaker's personal political background. The Liberal League, the Imperialistic section of the Liberal Party. The speaker's declaration that England is not a decadent and dying nation. Some examples of what gets printed in various newspapers and ...
    Text  Perks, Sir Robert W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 27 May 1909, 11-21   The attitude of Modern Liberalism towards some of the problems which confront us. The speaker's personal political background. The Liberal League, the Imperialistic section of the Liberal Party. The speaker's ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • England's Greatest Needs
    Text  Edwards, Major W.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 22 Dec 1910, 130-138     Speaking as a lover of England, and also as a friendly critic of some of England's institutions, and of the trend of thought prevailing there today. Suffering in Britain from what might be described as a slumberous condition of patriotism today; also from a slumberous Imperialism, a loss of the ...
    Text  Edwards, Major W.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 22 Dec 1910, 130-138   Speaking as a lover of England, and also as a friendly critic of some of England's institutions, and of the trend of thought prevailing there today. Suffering in Britain from ...
  • Australia and Her Relations to the British Empire
    Text  Reid, Right Honourable Sir George H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 5 Sep 1912, 1-11     Australia and Canada, together representing seven millions of square miles of British territory, 7/12 of the whole area of the British Empire. A glance backwards to say a word or two about the early relations between Great Britain and Australia, from 1788. The gift of self-government to the people of ...
    Text  Reid, Right Honourable Sir George H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 5 Sep 1912, 1-11   Australia and Canada, together representing seven millions of square miles of British territory, 7/12 of the whole area of the British Empire. A glance backwards to say a word or ...
  • Imperial Co-operation in Defence and Trade
    Text  Croft, H. Page, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 12 Sep 1912, 12-20     The very great awakening in the British Isles as to the true meaning of Empire. Recent events that have entirely altered the outlook of the average British citizen upon Canadian affairs. An interest and affection that has been created and which the speaker believes neither time nor stress will obliterate. ...
    Text  Croft, H. Page, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 12 Sep 1912, 12-20   The very great awakening in the British Isles as to the true meaning of Empire. Recent events that have entirely altered the outlook of the average British citizen upon Canadian ...
  • Imperial Trade and Imperial Defence
    Text  Long, Right Honourable Walter H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 26 Sep 1912, 21-28     Reference to two men who, when they lived, were working for the same object, struggling to lead their fellow-countrymen in the same direction: Lord Beaconsfield, better known as Benjamin Disraeli, and Sir John A. Macdonald. Ways in which both these men were Imperial statesmen. The inevitability that the plan and ...
    Text  Long, Right Honourable Walter H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 26 Sep 1912, 21-28   Reference to two men who, when they lived, were working for the same object, struggling to lead their fellow-countrymen in the same direction: Lord Beaconsfield, better known as Benjamin Disraeli, ...
  • The Defence of the Empire
    Text  Allan, Colonel James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 6 May 1913, 225-232     The problem of Empire defence, perhaps of more interest to New Zealand than to any other portion of the great Empire to which we are all proud to belong. The position of New Zealand. The inability of New Zealand to stand alone, hence the importance of the Empire standing together. ...
    Text  Allan, Colonel James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 6 May 1913, 225-232   The problem of Empire defence, perhaps of more interest to New Zealand than to any other portion of the great Empire to which we are all proud to belong. The ...
  • Empire Unity—The Bulwark of Civilization
    Text  Croft, Brigadier-General Sir Henry Page, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 30 Aug 1938, 19-29     Promoting reciprocal trade as the shortest basis perhaps of Empire unity. The vital nature of the unity today if the great fraternity of people is to take its part in leading civilization back to sanity, progress and prosperity. The preference policy of reciprocity in 1931-32. What that policy has done ...
    Text  Croft, Brigadier-General Sir Henry Page, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 30 Aug 1938, 19-29   Promoting reciprocal trade as the shortest basis perhaps of Empire unity. The vital nature of the unity today if the great fraternity of people is to take its part in ...
  • Canada's Defence Forces
    Text  Alexander, Brigadier R.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 20 Apr 1939, 377-392     A picture of Canada's defence forces. Canada's defence forces today consisting of naval, military and air forces functioning separately under their own laws, but controlled and administered under the Minister of National Defence, assisted by a Council, representative of all the services. Some details of administrative structure in the three ...
    Text  Alexander, Brigadier R.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 20 Apr 1939, 377-392   A picture of Canada's defence forces. Canada's defence forces today consisting of naval, military and air forces functioning separately under their own laws, but controlled and administered under the Minister ...
  • Canada's Defence Force—Its Relationship to the World Conflict
    Text  Constantine, Major-General C.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 16 Apr 1942, 380-391     Bringing the Reserve Army up to strength. Our job today to provide money, munitions, and men, and to hold high morale, in order that those who know best how and where to use them, may have them in the proper times and places and quantities to give us final and ...
    Text  Constantine, Major-General C.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 16 Apr 1942, 380-391   Bringing the Reserve Army up to strength. Our job today to provide money, munitions, and men, and to hold high morale, in order that those who know best how and ...
  • Canada's Reserve Army
    Text  Browne, Major-General B.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 18 Mar 1943, 410-425     The Reserve Army, today new in its tasks and its opportunities. The Reserve Army formerly known as "the militia." A description and history of the Militia. The Military Act, amended in 1927. The revulsion against military service following the first World War. Forgetting that the price of peace has always ...
    Text  Browne, Major-General B.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 18 Mar 1943, 410-425   The Reserve Army, today new in its tasks and its opportunities. The Reserve Army formerly known as "the militia." A description and history of the Militia. The Military Act, amended ...
  • Canada and Her Defence Forces
    Text  Pearkes, Major-General George R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 29 Nov 1945, 122-134     One or two thought-provoking ideas which the speaker hopes the audience will ponder over. Canada's Defence Departments now fully occupied in repatriating the soldiers, sailors and airmen from overseas and demobilizing those that they have brought back from Europe and from the Far Eastern theatre. The repatriation policy. Problems with ...
    Text  Pearkes, Major-General George R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 29 Nov 1945, 122-134   One or two thought-provoking ideas which the speaker hopes the audience will ponder over. Canada's Defence Departments now fully occupied in repatriating the soldiers, sailors and airmen from overseas and ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Need for Canadian Military Preparation
    Text  Crerar, General H.D.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 25 Apr 1946, 370-381     The dominant need for the maintenance by Canada, now and in the future, of adequate, efficient Armed Forces, and of the means and machinery required for the speedy military mobilization of all the resources of this country, should resort to war again be the only alternative to a shameful submission. ...
    Text  Crerar, General H.D.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 25 Apr 1946, 370-381   The dominant need for the maintenance by Canada, now and in the future, of adequate, efficient Armed Forces, and of the means and machinery required for the speedy military mobilization ...
  • Maple Leaf Up Or Maple Leaf Down?
    Text  Spry, Major General D.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 11 Nov 1948, 76-80     The Maple Leaf Route: the main axis route of First Canadian Army, the "Up" Route leading to the forward areas to battle and to victory. Deciding Canada's present position in the world today which requires a decision as to the Route towards Peace—Maple Leaf Up or Maple Leaf Down? Remembering, ...
    Text  Spry, Major General D.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 11 Nov 1948, 76-80   The Maple Leaf Route: the main axis route of First Canadian Army, the "Up" Route leading to the forward areas to battle and to victory. Deciding Canada's present position in ...
  • Conclusions As To The Future
    Text  Mann, Major-General C. Churchill, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 28 Apr 1949, 341-354     A presentation of the principal factors which will influence the course of events for the next decade in our relations with Russia, and the drawing of clear, concise, and unmistakable conclusions. The speaker has organized his presentation under the following headings, with a brief elaboration after each point. Our Two ...
    Text  Mann, Major-General C. Churchill, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 28 Apr 1949, 341-354   A presentation of the principal factors which will influence the course of events for the next decade in our relations with Russia, and the drawing of clear, concise, and unmistakable ...
  • The Present Condition of England
    Text  Jerrold, Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 13 Oct 1949, 46-55     The situation in Britain and Europe, with an emphasis on Europe. England today on the verge of a General Election. Comments on Britain's foreign policy. The defence of Europe as the common task of nations of the West. The dramatic change over the last six years in the strategic position ...
    Text  Jerrold, Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 13 Oct 1949, 46-55   The situation in Britain and Europe, with an emphasis on Europe. England today on the verge of a General Election. Comments on Britain's foreign policy. The defence of Europe as ...
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