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  • Cross-Roads
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 31 Mar 1949, 294-305     Standing at the end of the old road of Empire authority and at the moment of decision as to whether we shall take the Russian Communist road along which so much of Europe and Asia have already travelled, or the Atlantic road which we may call the seaway, the free ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 31 Mar 1949, 294-305   Standing at the end of the old road of Empire authority and at the moment of decision as to whether we shall take the Russian Communist road along which so ...
  • The Battle For Europe's Mind
    Text  Price, Major Vincent W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 7 Apr 1949, 306-315     This address is divided into seven sections, the first of which is "The Universal Theater" of the world. Section II, "Three Scenes on the World-Stage" discusses the Canadian scene, the Soviet Russian picture, and the European scene. "The Devastation of the Mind" talks about the intellectual damage of the war. ...
    Text  Price, Major Vincent W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 7 Apr 1949, 306-315   This address is divided into seven sections, the first of which is "The Universal Theater" of the world. Section II, "Three Scenes on the World-Stage" discusses the Canadian scene, the ...
  • Let's Return to Diplomacy
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 29 Nov 1951, 110-120     "Trouble always begins with rudeness and insults." The discarding of the art of diplomacy and the necessity to return to it if we want to prevent the hysterical way we are quarreling publicly about peace to turn into a shooting war. The speaker's belief that the United Nations Organisation does ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 29 Nov 1951, 110-120   "Trouble always begins with rudeness and insults." The discarding of the art of diplomacy and the necessity to return to it if we want to prevent the hysterical way we ...
  • Union Or Harmony
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 9 Oct 1952, 33-41     How union and harmony in human experience are certainly not the same thing. An analogy with love and marriage. The speaker's belief that harmony, which is of the spirit, is greater than union. What the speaker has to say on this thesis to follow logically from his last three addresses: ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 9 Oct 1952, 33-41   How union and harmony in human experience are certainly not the same thing. An analogy with love and marriage. The speaker's belief that harmony, which is of the spirit, is ...
  • A Faith For the Free
    Text  Lovink, His Excellency A.H.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 27 Nov 1952, 104-111     The increasing complexity of international politics. The lack of doubt that the danger is grave; that we must arm ourselves for defence, and also in order to avoid, if possible, "an attack from the aggressor and it is up to everyone of us of the freedom-loving world to conserve world ...
    Text  Lovink, His Excellency A.H.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 27 Nov 1952, 104-111   The increasing complexity of international politics. The lack of doubt that the danger is grave; that we must arm ourselves for defence, and also in order to avoid, if possible, ...
  • The Pulse of Western Europe
    Text  Fleming, Donald M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 11 Dec 1952, 129-143     The simple matter that it now is to visit Central Europe compared with four years ago. The increasing importance of Central European affairs for every Canadian, and why. Going to Britain, Germany and France in order to feel the pulse of Western Europe. Fearing the weakening of our position in ...
    Text  Fleming, Donald M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 11 Dec 1952, 129-143   The simple matter that it now is to visit Central Europe compared with four years ago. The increasing importance of Central European affairs for every Canadian, and why. Going to ...
  • Canada and NATO
    Text  Smith, Major-General J.D.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 22 Mar 1956, 293-305     Canada and NATO. Some of the highlights of the historical background leading up to NATO. Some of the motivating international actions which brought about its organization. How NATO is different from the classic alliances of the past. Defining NATO. Article 5 as the "hard core" of NATO. Details of NATO's ...
    Text  Smith, Major-General J.D.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 22 Mar 1956, 293-305   Canada and NATO. Some of the highlights of the historical background leading up to NATO. Some of the motivating international actions which brought about its organization. How NATO is different ...
  • 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 ...
  • NATO Strategy
    Text  Norstad, General Lauris, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 14 May 1959, 1-9     The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Where NATO stands and the basis or background to its military strategy at the time of its Tenth Anniversary. The strength, perhaps more moral than military, that has sprung from this tangible evidence of the desire and the determination of free people to face ...
    Text  Norstad, General Lauris, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 14 May 1959, 1-9   The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Where NATO stands and the basis or background to its military strategy at the time of its Tenth Anniversary. The strength, perhaps more moral ...
  • World Political Changes and Their Effect on Defence
    Text  Harkness, The Honourable Douglas S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 14 Nov 1963, 92-100     Discussion in recent years on what Canada's defence policy should be. Two directly opposite political tendencies, or movements, at work. The move towards nationalism and national sovereignty all over the world. The necessity to maintain the nuclear deterrent of the West. The rising power of China. China's challenge to Russia. ...
    Text  Harkness, The Honourable Douglas S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 14 Nov 1963, 92-100   Discussion in recent years on what Canada's defence policy should be. Two directly opposite political tendencies, or movements, at work. The move towards nationalism and national sovereignty all over the ...
  • The Future of the Western Alliance
    Text  Boothby, The Right Honourable Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 24 Sep 1964, 26-34     The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and how it has successfully fulfilled its two primary purposes. The disappearing basis on which NATO was founded. The main causes of this transformation of the world. Building a democratic world order through the creation of a United States of Western Europe, in close association ...
    Text  Boothby, The Right Honourable Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 24 Sep 1964, 26-34   The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and how it has successfully fulfilled its two primary purposes. The disappearing basis on which NATO was founded. The main causes of this transformation of ...
  • NATO's New Directions
    Text  Norstad, General Lauris, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 30 Jan 1967, 187-202     NATO and its inception as a result of a tardily recognised sense of common interest and common involvement which grew, starting in 1949, and which soon extended from Canada and the United States across the eastern ocean and into Europe and beyond to Turkey. The Alliance today as it still ...
    Text  Norstad, General Lauris, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 30 Jan 1967, 187-202   NATO and its inception as a result of a tardily recognised sense of common interest and common involvement which grew, starting in 1949, and which soon extended from Canada and ...
  • NATO in the Balance
    Text  Lewis, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 27 Mar 1969, 246-255     An address in the "spirit of friendly and respectful antagonism." The speaker's trip to Europe and of what it reminded him: "that we live in a nightmarish world whose survival, we are told, depends on our capacity to destroy it." Turning away from the military alliance. What we are told ...
    Text  Lewis, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 27 Mar 1969, 246-255   An address in the "spirit of friendly and respectful antagonism." The speaker's trip to Europe and of what it reminded him: "that we live in a nightmarish world whose survival, ...
  • British Foreign Policy in Transition
    Text  Steward, The Right Honourable Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 16 Sep 1969, 1-14     The commonality between Canada and Britain. The nature and conduct of foreign policy by each country. Re-examining policies in the light of contemporary needs. Looking at the needs of our respective countries today and finding solid and modern reasons why the mutual affection and the links of the past should ...
    Text  Steward, The Right Honourable Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 16 Sep 1969, 1-14   The commonality between Canada and Britain. The nature and conduct of foreign policy by each country. Re-examining policies in the light of contemporary needs. Looking at the needs of our ...
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    Text  Luns, His Excellency Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 10 Apr 1973, 368-377     A joint dinner meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, the Atlantic Council of Canada, and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch at The Great Hall, Hart House. Actual introduction by Mr. Marvin Gelber. NATO at a crossroads in its approach to East/West relations as well as in the Transatlantic ...
    Text  Luns, His Excellency Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 10 Apr 1973, 368-377   A joint dinner meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, the Atlantic Council of Canada, and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch at The Great Hall, Hart House. Actual introduction ...
  • Sea Power in the 20th Century
    Text  Place, Rear Admiral Godfrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 11 Nov 1976, 87-98     A brief history of the use of the sea, beginning at the end of the last century. The combination of wealth and sea power, peace and prosperity to follow. A review of the use of the sea in wartime. The costs of sea power. The importance of the sea in ...
    Text  Place, Rear Admiral Godfrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 11 Nov 1976, 87-98   A brief history of the use of the sea, beginning at the end of the last century. The combination of wealth and sea power, peace and prosperity to follow. A ...
  • NATO: The Continuing Challenge
    Text  Falls, Admiral R.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 6 Nov 1980, 88-101     The difficulty of measuring success of NATO. A brief review of how NATO has fulfilled its mandate over the last 30 years and some historical events and how NATO has dealt with them. An explication of various strategies including "massive retaliation," "flexible response," "equivalent response." Détente. The Mutual Balanced Force ...
    Text  Falls, Admiral R.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 6 Nov 1980, 88-101   The difficulty of measuring success of NATO. A brief review of how NATO has fulfilled its mandate over the last 30 years and some historical events and how NATO has ...
  • Forty Years On
    Text  Carrington, The Rt. Hon. the Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 23 Jan 1985, 241-254     A review of the events of 40 years ago and the several anniversaries occurring in 1985. A message of determination that such wars and battles will occur "never again." New relations through the European Community and the North Atlantic Alliance. Less successful east-west relations, and with the Soviet Union. The ...
    Text  Carrington, The Rt. Hon. the Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 23 Jan 1985, 241-254   A review of the events of 40 years ago and the several anniversaries occurring in 1985. A message of determination that such wars and battles will occur "never again." New ...
  • The Alliance and Canada
    Text  Carrington, The Right Hon. The Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 9 Mar 1988, 287-298     Current concerns affecting the NATO alliance and Canada's role in NATO. The INF agreement bringing the first real downturn in the arms buildup and protecting Western security and setting valuable precedents for the future. A new climate of success, new opportunity, and new challenges. Putting events in a wider perspective. ...
    Text  Carrington, The Right Hon. The Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 9 Mar 1988, 287-298   Current concerns affecting the NATO alliance and Canada's role in NATO. The INF agreement bringing the first real downturn in the arms buildup and protecting Western security and setting valuable ...
  • Defence, Sovereignty, and Our Responsibility in the Canadian North
    Text  Beatty, The Hon. Perrin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 2 Jun 1988, 1-12     Some of the key developments in the dramatic improvements in East-West relations. Prospects for further progress to come. Where to go from here. Agenda in light of these developments. The strong contribution of NATO; continuing from that strength. Mr. Gorbachev's reforms; what they mean, what they will require; difficulties he ...
    Text  Beatty, The Hon. Perrin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 2 Jun 1988, 1-12   Some of the key developments in the dramatic improvements in East-West relations. Prospects for further progress to come. Where to go from here. Agenda in light of these developments. The ...
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