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  • Optimism vs Pessimism
    Text  Tory, H.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 1 Apr 1926, 128-144     Some Canadian characteristics. Taking the broader vision and looking out upon the world in which we live and seeing ourselves in the larger relation of the great world of which we form a part. Asking and responding to three questions, in order to get at the heart of the subject: ...
    Text  Tory, H.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 1 Apr 1926, 128-144   Some Canadian characteristics. Taking the broader vision and looking out upon the world in which we live and seeing ourselves in the larger relation of the great world of which ...
  • Canadian-Australian Contrasts
    Text  Heaton, Prof. H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 4 Mar 1926, 76-88     Some ways in which Canada and Australia are alike: in settlement and its attendant problems such as the working out of the character of the country, the exploitation of its natural resources, the opening up of means of transportation by land and by water, the devising of a system of ...
    Text  Heaton, Prof. H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 4 Mar 1926, 76-88   Some ways in which Canada and Australia are alike: in settlement and its attendant problems such as the working out of the character of the country, the exploitation of its ...
  • Chivalry in the British Empire
    Text  Marshall, Prof. L.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 14 Jan 1926, 1-15     The spirit of chivalry, British chivalry in the war, and then another word or two on chivalry in common life. Chivalry in medieval times and what it meant for the union of the Christian and the military ideals. A definition of chivalry. The chivalrous knight of the Middle Ages. The ...
    Text  Marshall, Prof. L.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 14 Jan 1926, 1-15   The spirit of chivalry, British chivalry in the war, and then another word or two on chivalry in common life. Chivalry in medieval times and what it meant for the ...
  • Northern Ontario
    Text  Finlayson, Hon. William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 8 Dec 1927, 245-255     Support in Southern Ontario for legislation properly designed to develop the North country. Reference and acknowledgement of those in the audience who have done work in Northern Ontario. The speaker's statement that the North, which is the source of present wealth and the hope for the future of Ontario, is ...
    Text  Finlayson, Hon. William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 8 Dec 1927, 245-255   Support in Southern Ontario for legislation properly designed to develop the North country. Reference and acknowledgement of those in the audience who have done work in Northern Ontario. The speaker's ...
  • Immigration and Colonization
    Text  Brickner, Rabbi Barnett R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 16 Mar 1922, 83-101     The question of immigration from the point of view of an immigrant. The need for immigration to be fraught with vision, as it is the national, the most important, the burning question before Canada. Canada's reciprocal need for the immigrant, and the immigrant's need for Canada. Reasons why Canada needs ...
    Text  Brickner, Rabbi Barnett R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 16 Mar 1922, 83-101   The question of immigration from the point of view of an immigrant. The need for immigration to be fraught with vision, as it is the national, the most important, the ...
  • Address to Winnipeg Unit
    Text  Kirkpatrick, Colonel A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 26 Oct 1926, 311-317     The founding of The Empire Club of Canada in 1903. Adopting the motto "Canada and a United Empire." The establishment of a branch of The Empire Club in Winnipeg this year. Winnipeg's future wrapt up in the development of our Western plains. Some words from eminent visitors about this area. ...
    Text  Kirkpatrick, Colonel A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 26 Oct 1926, 311-317   The founding of The Empire Club of Canada in 1903. Adopting the motto "Canada and a United Empire." The establishment of a branch of The Empire Club in Winnipeg this ...
  • Empire Relations—Personal and Impersonal
    Text  Hill, Lieut. H. Gladstone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 28 Oct 1926, 257-268     Reference to the speaker's travels throughout the Empire. Comments on the lack of knowledge that Canadians have with regard to other parts of the Empire. Some personal background of the speaker as director of the Australian National Band, and as a New Zealander. A "tour" through the Empire. A physical ...
    Text  Hill, Lieut. H. Gladstone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 28 Oct 1926, 257-268   Reference to the speaker's travels throughout the Empire. Comments on the lack of knowledge that Canadians have with regard to other parts of the Empire. Some personal background of the ...
  • Labour's Contribution to Community Progress
    Text  Moore, Tom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 8 Apr 1926, 145-158     The need for proper understanding between the various sections of the community so that real national and international unity might be achieved. A definition of labour, and its various meanings under Trades and Labour Congress, Labour Unions, the Labour Political Party, etc. Observations made by the speaker to be those ...
    Text  Moore, Tom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 8 Apr 1926, 145-158   The need for proper understanding between the various sections of the community so that real national and international unity might be achieved. A definition of labour, and its various meanings ...
  • The Ontario View of the St. Lawrence Waterway Scheme
    Text  Lynch-Staunton, The Hon. Senator George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 29 Nov 1928, 270-281     Holding up to the light the arguments, pro and con, for the extension of our waterways, in order that the audience may see whether they are sterile or fit to put under the hen. An intention to draw the audience's attention to certain evidence, and ask that they make deductions ...
    Text  Lynch-Staunton, The Hon. Senator George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 29 Nov 1928, 270-281   Holding up to the light the arguments, pro and con, for the extension of our waterways, in order that the audience may see whether they are sterile or fit to ...
  • The St. Lawrence Deep Waterway Project: A Canadian View of Its Economic Aspects
    Text  Goforth, Professor W.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 22 Mar 1928, 95-109     An assurance of the support from Montreal engineers, lawyers, business men and even a few academics for the great scheme of improved communication and electrical development of the St. Lawrence. Some comments on the controversy surrounding the project. Considerations that have been made in studying and scrutinizing the potential advantages ...
    Text  Goforth, Professor W.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 22 Mar 1928, 95-109   An assurance of the support from Montreal engineers, lawyers, business men and even a few academics for the great scheme of improved communication and electrical development of the St. Lawrence. ...
  • Disarmament
    Text  Dupre, Maurice, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 12 Jan 1933, 1-14     Every government in the world at the present time struggling with almost unbearable economic and financial difficulties. Five billion dollars found to spend on instruments of destruction. Armaments' failure to prevent war in 1914. Armaments' failure to ensure victory as Germany discovered. The encouraging fact that the world is becoming ...
    Text  Dupre, Maurice, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 12 Jan 1933, 1-14   Every government in the world at the present time struggling with almost unbearable economic and financial difficulties. Five billion dollars found to spend on instruments of destruction. Armaments' failure to ...
  • An Address by Mr. Walter Huston
    Text  Huston, Walter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 25 Apr 1935, 361-373     The speaker's personal reminiscences, interspersed with many anecdotes pertaining to vaudeville. Memories from the speaker's childhood. Mr. Huston's family. Some words about Miss May Irwin, one of the Canadians who was a great help to the speaker during his vaudeville experience. Stories about George M. Cohan. Some words on the ...
    Text  Huston, Walter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 25 Apr 1935, 361-373   The speaker's personal reminiscences, interspersed with many anecdotes pertaining to vaudeville. Memories from the speaker's childhood. Mr. Huston's family. Some words about Miss May Irwin, one of the Canadians who ...
  • The Future of Aviation in Canada
    Text  MacBrien, General J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 24 Nov 1927, 220-232     The aims and objectives of a new patriotic organization called The Canadian Air League. The motto of the League: "Canada and the Empire United by Air." Some worlds about flight and the history of flight. The two schools of aeronautic thought: heavier-than-air craft and lighter-than-air craft. Some key moments in ...
    Text  MacBrien, General J.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 24 Nov 1927, 220-232   The aims and objectives of a new patriotic organization called The Canadian Air League. The motto of the League: "Canada and the Empire United by Air." Some worlds about flight ...
  • Samuel Pepys and His Time
    Text  Cosgrave, The Very Rev. F.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 3 Nov 1927, 178-191     Some words on the pronunciation of Mr. Pepys' name. Mr. Pepys and his time. Why he and his time are worthy of the audience's attention. Events that took place during Pepys' lifetime (1633-1703), and events in Pepys' own life. Ways in which Pepys was at the centre of the political ...
    Text  Cosgrave, The Very Rev. F.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 3 Nov 1927, 178-191   Some words on the pronunciation of Mr. Pepys' name. Mr. Pepys and his time. Why he and his time are worthy of the audience's attention. Events that took place during ...
  • Our Spiritual and Moral Inheritance
    Text  Roberts, Rev. Richard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 27 Apr 1927, 112-119     The inner significance of the British Empire as a political fact. The speaker's summary of certain of the elements of the tradition which we have inherited and which constitute the spiritual and moral grounds upon which the British Commonwealth of Nations has come to rest. Putting away from us the ...
    Text  Roberts, Rev. Richard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 27 Apr 1927, 112-119   The inner significance of the British Empire as a political fact. The speaker's summary of certain of the elements of the tradition which we have inherited and which constitute the ...
  • Appeals to the Privy Council
    Text  Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 17 Mar 1927, 57-85     An account of the Privy Council, especially in relation to appeals from "the British Dominions beyond the Seas," with reference to some Canadian cases of interest or importance. An historical account of the Privy Council, and the theory and basis of its appellate jurisdiction, in detail. First, remembering that in ...
    Text  Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 17 Mar 1927, 57-85   An account of the Privy Council, especially in relation to appeals from "the British Dominions beyond the Seas," with reference to some Canadian cases of interest or importance. An historical ...
  • The Lessons of Naval History
    Text  Keyes, Sir Roger, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 4 Sep 1934, 1-16     The importance of sea power in relation to the British Empire. The issue of a reduction of armaments. The ever increasing rivalry in the field of sea-borne commerce. Maintaining the British Empire as in the past, by policing its outposts by soldiers, sailors, airmen or police, according to the circumstances, ...
    Text  Keyes, Sir Roger, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 4 Sep 1934, 1-16   The importance of sea power in relation to the British Empire. The issue of a reduction of armaments. The ever increasing rivalry in the field of sea-borne commerce. Maintaining the ...
  • Jottings From An Explorer's Notebook
    Text  Hoffman, Captain Carl Von, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 20 Feb 1936, 253-264     An explanation of the Explorers' Club as an association, an educational institute, recognized by the Government, which only men who have done things in the field of exploration may join. Some history of the Club, the membership, and medals awarded. Some words on the advance of modern behaviour through the ...
    Text  Hoffman, Captain Carl Von, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 20 Feb 1936, 253-264   An explanation of the Explorers' Club as an association, an educational institute, recognized by the Government, which only men who have done things in the field of exploration may join. ...
  • Roads to the Future
    Text  Dafoe, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 30 Jan 1936, 209-220     Man's ideas about the future and about the past. Now disillusioned and fearful of the chaotic conditions of the present, looking forward with desire and perhaps some measure of expectation to the future. Faith that the improvement will come gratuitously, but the future will be what we make it. What ...
    Text  Dafoe, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 30 Jan 1936, 209-220   Man's ideas about the future and about the past. Now disillusioned and fearful of the chaotic conditions of the present, looking forward with desire and perhaps some measure of expectation ...
  • Impact of World Forces in the Far East
    Text  Beaton, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 16 Jan 1936, 193-208     Reference to the speaker's recent trip around the world, coming into contact with some of the great influences which are playing upon the nations of the world today. The sense of impending tragedy in the world today. Canada's stake in the Far East. Trade relations between Canada and the Far ...
    Text  Beaton, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 16 Jan 1936, 193-208   Reference to the speaker's recent trip around the world, coming into contact with some of the great influences which are playing upon the nations of the world today. The sense ...
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