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  • 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 ...
  • America's Greatest Achievement
    Text  MacDonald, Dr. J.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 2 Feb 1915, 44-53     Today American looking back to Europe to the ancient homes of our peoples in Britain, in France, in Germany, in the Low Countries, in Italy, and in the Near East. Asking what America has to show and what has Europe to learn? The two English-speaking nations of North America standing ...
    Text  MacDonald, Dr. J.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 2 Feb 1915, 44-53   Today American looking back to Europe to the ancient homes of our peoples in Britain, in France, in Germany, in the Low Countries, in Italy, and in the Near East. ...
  • Antarctic Exploration
    Text  Mawson, Sir Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 22 Jan 1915, 35-43     Support form Adelaide University for scientific expeditions. The speaker's connection to the Empire, and his interest in Canada. Reference to Dr. Machell from Ontario on the Shackleton expedition, medical man on the "Nimrod." The British Empire as a phase in the unification of the world. The British Empire suffering severely ...
    Text  Mawson, Sir Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 22 Jan 1915, 35-43   Support form Adelaide University for scientific expeditions. The speaker's connection to the Empire, and his interest in Canada. Reference to Dr. Machell from Ontario on the Shackleton expedition, medical man ...
  • Are We Equal to the Occasion?
    Text  Burnham, J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Jan 1913, 146-156     The great point of conflict in Canada today: "Shall we do something towards making ourselves into an Empire, or shall we do nothing? A growing disposition in Canada among people who should know better, to forsake their duties and responsibilities as men and as members of this great Empire …" ...
    Text  Burnham, J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Jan 1913, 146-156   The great point of conflict in Canada today: "Shall we do something towards making ourselves into an Empire, or shall we do nothing? A growing disposition in Canada among people ...
  • The Artillery at Passchendaele
    Text  Massie, Major Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 17 Jan 1918, 86-96     the work this year at the front. Increases in terms of shell fire and difficulty over 1916. Daily casualties. Worsening ground conditions. The exceedingly good work done by other branches of the service such as aeroplane observation, medical corps, engineers and transport, with specific instances. The speaker's personal experience of ...
    Text  Massie, Major Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 17 Jan 1918, 86-96   the work this year at the front. Increases in terms of shell fire and difficulty over 1916. Daily casualties. Worsening ground conditions. The exceedingly good work done by other branches ...
  • At the Heart of the Empire
    Text  Casgrain, Lieut.-Col. The Hon. J.P.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 22 Feb 1912, 146-155     The speaker's journey to London last year as a representative of Canada at the coronation of his august majesty, King George V. The good knowledge obtained during that visit, of the immense commercial resources of the British Isles, convincing him that England was still the mistress of the commerce of ...
    Text  Casgrain, Lieut.-Col. The Hon. J.P.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 22 Feb 1912, 146-155   The speaker's journey to London last year as a representative of Canada at the coronation of his august majesty, King George V. The good knowledge obtained during that visit, of ...
  • Australia and Her Post-War Problem
    Text  Braddon, Hon. H.Y., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 24 Jan 1919, 63-76     Australia's regard for Canadians as blood brothers. Some distinctions between Canada and Australia. The labour question in Australia. Laws governing labour conditions and wages in Australia. Reference to the Whitley report in England. Strikes in Australia. The small Bolshevist element in the labour party. Hopes for mutual understanding between the ...
    Text  Braddon, Hon. H.Y., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 24 Jan 1919, 63-76   Australia's regard for Canadians as blood brothers. Some distinctions between Canada and Australia. The labour question in Australia. Laws governing labour conditions and wages in Australia. Reference to the Whitley ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bahamas, West Indies, Canada
    Text  Grey-Wilson, Sir William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 25 Oct 1911, 40-47     Social, political, and commercial aspects of the Bahamas and the West Indies. American tourists in the Bahamas. The unrivalled climate and bathing waters of the Bahamas, with an anecdotal example. Travel from New York or Florida to the Bahamas. A geographical picture of the Bahamas. The need for better and ...
    Text  Grey-Wilson, Sir William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 25 Oct 1911, 40-47   Social, political, and commercial aspects of the Bahamas and the West Indies. American tourists in the Bahamas. The unrivalled climate and bathing waters of the Bahamas, with an anecdotal example. ...
  • The Balance of Power in Europe
    Text  Mavor, Professor James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 19 Feb 1914, 156-156     Defining the balance of power as the equilibrium of political forces at a particular moment. The processes whereby it may be disturbed, and whereby it may be re-established. A wide historical survey, including a masterly analysis of events in recent times. The supreme task of diplomacy. Knowing what to do ...
    Text  Mavor, Professor James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 19 Feb 1914, 156-156   Defining the balance of power as the equilibrium of political forces at a particular moment. The processes whereby it may be disturbed, and whereby it may be re-established. A wide ...
  • Belgium and the Belgians
    Text  O'Hagan, Thos., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 22 Apr 1915, 166-172     A story which makes appeal to humanity. The story of a little kingdom, a small people before whom last July there lay two courses, the one leading to peace, preservation, and dishonour, the other leading to the horrors and devastations of the most unhallowed war that has ever enveloped the ...
    Text  O'Hagan, Thos., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 22 Apr 1915, 166-172   A story which makes appeal to humanity. The story of a little kingdom, a small people before whom last July there lay two courses, the one leading to peace, preservation, ...
  • Belgium's Heroic Resistance
    Text  Dancy, S.N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 4 Mar 1915, 89-104     The speaker, addressing the audience as a Canadian, born in the City of Belleville, of good Canadian parents, who succeeded in going into Germany and looking around behind the German lines, and succeeding in coming back to his native land. The far-reaching nature of the propaganda organised by Germany in ...
    Text  Dancy, S.N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 4 Mar 1915, 89-104   The speaker, addressing the audience as a Canadian, born in the City of Belleville, of good Canadian parents, who succeeded in going into Germany and looking around behind the German ...
  • The Boy Scout Movement
    Text  Baden-Powell, Lieut.-General Sir R.S.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 31 Aug 1910, 11-18     A suggestion made in the matter of training boys. The success of such a suggestion dependent entirely upon the men in the different centres and the manner in which they handle the work. The boys' ready acceptance for training. A sketch or outline of the scheme: the need; how it ...
    Text  Baden-Powell, Lieut.-General Sir R.S.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 31 Aug 1910, 11-18   A suggestion made in the matter of training boys. The success of such a suggestion dependent entirely upon the men in the different centres and the manner in which they ...
  • Brain, Brawn, Capital
    Text  Ribourg, Rev. A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 20 Mar 1919, 181-190     The Great War just ended as the closing of an era, of an age remarkable for its wonderful discoveries and inventions, for its colossal accumulation of wealth, due largely to the exploitation of the natural resources of the earth, on a scale hitherto unknown. Such fruits of human genius and ...
    Text  Ribourg, Rev. A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 20 Mar 1919, 181-190   The Great War just ended as the closing of an era, of an age remarkable for its wonderful discoveries and inventions, for its colossal accumulation of wealth, due largely to ...
  • Britain At War
    Text  Dent, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Apr 1915, 156-165     A picture of the Homeland at this time. One or two cases which bear striking evidence to the long determination and preparation of Germany for the war in which they have involved the world. The inward life of England. The reaction of the English people when war was declared. A ...
    Text  Dent, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Apr 1915, 156-165   A picture of the Homeland at this time. One or two cases which bear striking evidence to the long determination and preparation of Germany for the war in which they ...
  • Britain At War
    Text  Gardiner, George W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 27 Sep 1918, 291-298     A story told to illustrate the organization of Germany. The only way to win this war. A consideration of the German organization in the matter of dyes on which the whole world depended. The German mind. The might of Britain and the heroic devotion of those men who were willing ...
    Text  Gardiner, George W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 27 Sep 1918, 291-298   A story told to illustrate the organization of Germany. The only way to win this war. A consideration of the German organization in the matter of dyes on which the ...
  • Britain's Effort
    Text  Rowell, N.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 18 Jan 1917, 371-388     Britain's effort; the part which the United Kingdom itself has played in this great war struggle. The question which British statesmen had to face in the early stages of the war: "how could the free, peace-loving, commercial democracy of Great Britain be transformed into a powerful and effective fighting organization ...
    Text  Rowell, N.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 18 Jan 1917, 371-388   Britain's effort; the part which the United Kingdom itself has played in this great war struggle. The question which British statesmen had to face in the early stages of the ...
  • British and American Relations
    Text  Stewart, John A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 6 Feb 1919, 109-121     Some general comments on natural law; that the laws of growth and decay are inevitable. The speaker's finding that the project to organize a League of nations to enforce peace some elements which seem to exist in contravention of the operation of natural law. The speaker's initial commendation of the ...
    Text  Stewart, John A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 6 Feb 1919, 109-121   Some general comments on natural law; that the laws of growth and decay are inevitable. The speaker's finding that the project to organize a League of nations to enforce peace ...
  • British Columbia
    Text  McNeil, Most Rev. Neil, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 13 Feb 1913, 178-185     What the speaker learned when he travelled from Vancouver to visit the southeastern corner of British Columbia. Roads being built that will shorten the distance and make the route a very much straighter one between Vancouver and the Kootenay District. Railways from the Canadian Pacific and the Great Northern that ...
    Text  McNeil, Most Rev. Neil, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 13 Feb 1913, 178-185   What the speaker learned when he travelled from Vancouver to visit the southeastern corner of British Columbia. Roads being built that will shorten the distance and make the route a ...
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