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  • Multilateralism as the Response to Contemporary Challenges
    Text  Vike-Freiberga, H.D. Dr. Vaira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 21 Sep 2006, 1-12     Some personal history, as well as some history of Latvia. The League of Nations and Latvia. Latvia and the second World War. Soviet occupation. Canada as the first of the G-7 countries to resume diplomatic relations with Latvia 15 years ago. The transformation of Latvia. Latvia as a member of ...
    Text  Vike-Freiberga, H.D. Dr. Vaira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 21 Sep 2006, 1-12   Some personal history, as well as some history of Latvia. The League of Nations and Latvia. Latvia and the second World War. Soviet occupation. Canada as the first of the ...
  • The United Nations at a Crossroads
    Text  Rock, His Excellency Mr. Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 19 May 2005, 413-426     Some personal reminiscences. Speaking today as Canada's ambassador to the United Nations. Anecdotes about the speaker's experience at the UN. The UN's shortcomings and how it happened - an explication. Why all of us can and must help the United Nations win the fight to save itself. Ways in which ...
    Text  Rock, His Excellency Mr. Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 19 May 2005, 413-426   Some personal reminiscences. Speaking today as Canada's ambassador to the United Nations. Anecdotes about the speaker's experience at the UN. The UN's shortcomings and how it happened - an explication. ...
  • Who's the World's Sheriff - the UN or the U.S.?
    Text  MacKenzie, Major General (Ret'd) Lewis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 14 Apr 2004, 307-318     Some personal reminiscences. The timeliness and importance of the topic. The UN's original role. The Security Council trapped in a 1945 time warp. The veto. The council's work during the Cold War. The evaporation of the relative stability. Issues and problems for the Security Council. Some disasters. National self-interest. The ...
    Text  MacKenzie, Major General (Ret'd) Lewis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 14 Apr 2004, 307-318   Some personal reminiscences. The timeliness and importance of the topic. The UN's original role. The Security Council trapped in a 1945 time warp. The veto. The council's work during the ...
  • The United Nations as a Force for Peace and Prosperity
    Text  Jebb, Sir Gladwyn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 13 Aug 1951, 1-13     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. What the United Nations really is. Two extreme personifications of the United Nations; neither of them the true one. The practicable basis of the present United Nations: essentially, that no Member can in the last ...
    Text  Jebb, Sir Gladwyn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 13 Aug 1951, 1-13   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. What the United Nations really is. Two extreme personifications of the United Nations; neither of ...
  • The Present Situation
    Text  MacDonald, The Right Hon. Malcolm, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 11 Jan 1945, 219-229     What we do and what we can influence our leaders to do in the next two or three years and how these decisions will influence future generations. What has been happening to the Western Front in Europe lately. Vital blows struck at Germany. The capacity of the enemy to keep ...
    Text  MacDonald, The Right Hon. Malcolm, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 11 Jan 1945, 219-229   What we do and what we can influence our leaders to do in the next two or three years and how these decisions will influence future generations. What has been ...
  • The Role of Canada in the Challenge of the East to the West
    Text  Catlin, Professor G.E.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 9 Oct 1947, 43-55     The theme of world organization for peace, and within that framework, a fusion of the United States and the British Commonwealth. A fusion of the West within the framework of world government. Words from Wendell Willkie and Walter Lippmann on this subject. A proposal from Ernest Bevin, British Foreign Secretary, ...
    Text  Catlin, Professor G.E.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 9 Oct 1947, 43-55   The theme of world organization for peace, and within that framework, a fusion of the United States and the British Commonwealth. A fusion of the West within the framework of ...
  • War Aims As Seen From Great Britain
    Text  Garbett, Most Reverend and Right Honourable Cyril Foster, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 2 May 1944, 477-487     Why we went to war. A brief review of the war situation for Britain. Stress now on the building up of a new order when peace comes. The need for a better international order, if there are to be social reforms at home. The cost of the threat of war ...
    Text  Garbett, Most Reverend and Right Honourable Cyril Foster, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 2 May 1944, 477-487   Why we went to war. A brief review of the war situation for Britain. Stress now on the building up of a new order when peace comes. The need for ...
  • The I.L.O. Looks Forward
    Text  Jenks, C. Wilfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 13 Apr 1944, 422-441     The convening next week, in Philadelphia, of the International Labour Organization in its twenty-sixth session, and reaction to that convening. Preparing detailed plans for the action which must be taken immediately victory has been won. The challenge following the victory. A description of the I.L.O. Delegations to the I.L.O. Conference. ...
    Text  Jenks, C. Wilfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 13 Apr 1944, 422-441   The convening next week, in Philadelphia, of the International Labour Organization in its twenty-sixth session, and reaction to that convening. Preparing detailed plans for the action which must be taken ...
  • 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 ...
  • An International Response to the Human Environment
    Text  Strong, Maurice F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 23 Mar 1972, 327-343     Preparation, events and issues leading up to the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5-16, 1972. Principal issue: global environmental problems. Principal goal to deal with the prospects for enhancing the quality of the human environment. Action Plan for the Human ...
    Text  Strong, Maurice F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 23 Mar 1972, 327-343   Preparation, events and issues leading up to the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5-16, 1972. Principal issue: global environmental problems. ...
  • The United Nations: A Canadian Perspective
    Text  MacEachen, The Honourable Allan J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 22 Mar 1984, 311-321     Canada's stake and interest in multilateralism. Three specific examples of how Canada benefits from its participation in the United Nations: the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, signed by Canada in December, 1982; the International Atomic Energy Agency; Food aid channelled through the World Food Program. A ...
    Text  MacEachen, The Honourable Allan J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 22 Mar 1984, 311-321   Canada's stake and interest in multilateralism. Three specific examples of how Canada benefits from its participation in the United Nations: the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, ...
  • Thoughts on NATO
    Text  Eide, General Vigleik, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 5 Oct 1995, 143-154     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Atlantic Council of Canada. NATO's post-Cold-War crisis management: crucial to the peace of the future. The speaker's personal view; no comments on recent developments since he left NATO almost three years ago. Changes in the security environment of Europe ...
    Text  Eide, General Vigleik, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 5 Oct 1995, 143-154   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Atlantic Council of Canada. NATO's post-Cold-War crisis management: crucial to the peace of the future. The speaker's personal view; ...
  • Planning for the Next Millennium
    Text  Muller, Dr. Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 1 Jun 1995, 48-56     Remembering the millennium almost 100 years ago. Differences now in terms of international institutions. Examples of the 32 specialised agencies which deal with many subjects, including the United Nations. What is being done for the next millennium. The human species, now for the first time, knowing its place in the ...
    Text  Muller, Dr. Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 1 Jun 1995, 48-56   Remembering the millennium almost 100 years ago. Differences now in terms of international institutions. Examples of the 32 specialised agencies which deal with many subjects, including the United Nations. What ...
  • Gains and Losses in the Cold War
    Text  Fraser, Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 20 Oct 1960, 33-44     The speaker begins by stating four main points of the "current orthodoxy of North American and Western position in the world." Briefly, they are: Western prestige has never been higher and Soviet prestige and influence never lower; one proof of this is that in the fifteen years of its existence ...
    Text  Fraser, Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 20 Oct 1960, 33-44   The speaker begins by stating four main points of the "current orthodoxy of North American and Western position in the world." Briefly, they are: Western prestige has never been higher ...
  • The New Face of the United Nations
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 6 Oct 1960, 9-23     The importance and inevitability of the United Nations as established by events of the last year, particularly in the Congo and now in the current Fifteenth Assembly of the United Nations, to maintain order in the world, and as represented in the collective conscience of mankind. An examination of the ...
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 6 Oct 1960, 9-23   The importance and inevitability of the United Nations as established by events of the last year, particularly in the Congo and now in the current Fifteenth Assembly of the United ...
  • The United States and the United Nations
    Text  Korn, Lester B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 27 Oct 1988, 93-101     A new spirit of co-operation on the world scene. The more vigorous role as peace-keeper assumed by the United Nations. The progress made at the UN in four critical areas. The speaker's thoughts about the UN's role today, the U.S.'s view of the UN and UN budget and reform efforts. ...
    Text  Korn, Lester B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 27 Oct 1988, 93-101   A new spirit of co-operation on the world scene. The more vigorous role as peace-keeper assumed by the United Nations. The progress made at the UN in four critical areas. ...
  • An Address By Major Right Honourable Anthony Eden
    Text  Major Right Honourable Anthony Eden, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 27 Jun 1946, 1-7     Some of the speaker's memories and feelings of Canada, and the part played by Canada and the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy throughout the war years. Canada's position as interpreter in the modern world, especially given the knowledge of the United States and of the United Kingdom. ...
    Text  Major Right Honourable Anthony Eden, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 27 Jun 1946, 1-7   Some of the speaker's memories and feelings of Canada, and the part played by Canada and the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy throughout the war years. Canada's ...
  • Looking Forward to the Postwar World
    Text  Atherton, The Honourable Ray, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 1 Feb 1945, 256-265     International security and the principles of postwar world organization. The Dumbarton Oaks proposals. Remembering the principles of the Moscow Declaration. The wording of that document. Looking back to the beginnings of the North American federal systems to find nearly all the problems now causing dismay in connection with the prospects ...
    Text  Atherton, The Honourable Ray, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 1 Feb 1945, 256-265   International security and the principles of postwar world organization. The Dumbarton Oaks proposals. Remembering the principles of the Moscow Declaration. The wording of that document. Looking back to the beginnings ...
  • U.N.R.R.A. Reports on Europe
    Text  Mooney, George S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 6 Dec 1945, 135-151     A look at the situation across Europe from the Baltic on the north to the Black Sea on the south, and Poland in the east and northwest Europe. Included in the descriptions are some of the programs being carried out by the UNRRA. First, the situation in France in terms ...
    Text  Mooney, George S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 6 Dec 1945, 135-151   A look at the situation across Europe from the Baltic on the north to the Black Sea on the south, and Poland in the east and northwest Europe. Included in ...
  • 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 ...
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