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  • What is Wrong with Parliament?
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117     Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The sense of aversion that's been expressed to a book written about a living public figure. The uniqueness of that response to Canada. Criticism about the title. The speaker's three reasons for his choice of title. Response to other ...
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117   Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The sense of aversion that's been expressed to a book written about a living public figure. The uniqueness of ...
  • New Brunswick: Fashioning A New Hope
    Text  Robichaud, The Hon. Louis J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 9 Feb 1967, 211-220     An appeal for a Canadianism that is confident and unashamed. A description of Canada and Canadians and the nature of Canadianism. New Brunswick as a founding partner in Confederation, and New Brunswick today. What New Brunswick must do within the Canadian Confederation today. A determination in new Brunswick today to ...
    Text  Robichaud, The Hon. Louis J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 9 Feb 1967, 211-220   An appeal for a Canadianism that is confident and unashamed. A description of Canada and Canadians and the nature of Canadianism. New Brunswick as a founding partner in Confederation, and ...
  • British Industry: Anglo-Canadian and Empire Trade
    Text  Field, F.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 5 May 1921, 192-203     The position of the industrial conditions in England. Trade relations between Canada and the Old Land. A few words about the development between the foreign units of the Empire. The speaker's recent return to England, Scotland and Wales, visiting more than 40 plants, talking and meeting with industrial and commercial ...
    Text  Field, F.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 5 May 1921, 192-203   The position of the industrial conditions in England. Trade relations between Canada and the Old Land. A few words about the development between the foreign units of the Empire. The ...
  • The Open Shop; What Is It? Why Should It Prevail?
    Text  Gompers, Samuel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 19 Apr 1921, 164-181     Reference to the speech given just a few weeks ago, and also to words of Mr. Gary, Chairman of the Finance Committee of the United States Steel Corporation, published in this morning's papers. The problem of the relations between employers and workers as the problem of the time, the problem ...
    Text  Gompers, Samuel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 19 Apr 1921, 164-181   Reference to the speech given just a few weeks ago, and also to words of Mr. Gary, Chairman of the Finance Committee of the United States Steel Corporation, published in ...
  • The Future of Our Constitution.
    Text  Robinette, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 1 Mar 1984, 266-276     A discussion of several issues related to the Constitution. "The future of the Constitution lies primarily with the courts…" The division of legislative powers between the federal parliament and the provincial legislatures. The Constitution Act of 1967. Some illustrative examples of problems. The relation of the Constitution to Canada's treaty-making ...
    Text  Robinette, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 1 Mar 1984, 266-276   A discussion of several issues related to the Constitution. "The future of the Constitution lies primarily with the courts…" The division of legislative powers between the federal parliament and the ...
  • The State of the Economy
    Text  Davis, the Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 23 Feb 1984, 255-265     Evidence of Ontario's economic recovery. Some statistics of that recovery, particularly with regard to the auto industry and the service sector. Recovery the principal economic goal for 1984. The role of the government. An economic partnership with labour. Competitive trade. Trade with the U.S. Protectionism. The effect of American legislation. ...
    Text  Davis, the Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 23 Feb 1984, 255-265   Evidence of Ontario's economic recovery. Some statistics of that recovery, particularly with regard to the auto industry and the service sector. Recovery the principal economic goal for 1984. The role ...
  • Canadian Immigration Policy
    Text  Keenleyside, Hugh Llewellyn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 3 Feb 1949, 198-212     Recent public discussion in Canada about the role of the civil servant. A summary of the speaker's views as to the duty of the civil servant. A discussion of Canadian Immigration Policy. A summary of Mr. Mackenzie King's clear and specific definition of the policy of his Government in relation ...
    Text  Keenleyside, Hugh Llewellyn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 3 Feb 1949, 198-212   Recent public discussion in Canada about the role of the civil servant. A summary of the speaker's views as to the duty of the civil servant. A discussion of Canadian ...
  • A Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire
    Text  Hobbs, Frederick and The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 11 Oct 1928, 210-212     Performance by members of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, who are presenting in Toronto this week the delightful operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. Mr. Hobbs introduces the Company and talks about letting people in the Old Country know about Canada.
    Text  Hobbs, Frederick and The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 11 Oct 1928, 210-212   Performance by members of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, who are presenting in Toronto this week the delightful operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. Mr. Hobbs introduces the Company and talks ...
  • Scottish Home Rule
    Text  Thomson, Roy Herbert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 6 Jan 1955, 124-138     A telling of the story of the removal of the Coronation Stone in the chapel of Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey in 1950. The history of the Stone. Reactions to this removal in England. A different response in Scotland. What the participants hoped to gain by their deed; why ...
    Text  Thomson, Roy Herbert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 6 Jan 1955, 124-138   A telling of the story of the removal of the Coronation Stone in the chapel of Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey in 1950. The history of the Stone. Reactions ...
  • Address
    Text  His Excellency the Right Honourable The Earl of Athlone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 20 Jan 1941, 298-308     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. England and the English Inheritance. England referred to as "the Old Country." Some history of England. Challenges to the rule of the British Empire. An examination of the causes which have led to the dissolution of the ...
    Text  His Excellency the Right Honourable The Earl of Athlone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 20 Jan 1941, 298-308   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. England and the English Inheritance. England referred to as "the Old Country." Some history of England. Challenges ...
  • Christmas Luncheon
    Text  Aird, The Honourable John B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 15 Dec 1983, 162-169     Remarks on Christmas traditions by Mr. Derry. Seasons Greetings from the Lieutenant-Governor. A program of Christmas music sung by the Bishop Strachan School Choir.
    Text  Aird, The Honourable John B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 15 Dec 1983, 162-169   Remarks on Christmas traditions by Mr. Derry. Seasons Greetings from the Lieutenant-Governor. A program of Christmas music sung by the Bishop Strachan School Choir.
  • To Reach the Highest Mountains
    Text  Skreslet, Laurie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 25 Jan 1990, 168-183     Mr. Skreslet's experiences climbing Mt. Everest in 1982, and then four years later again from the Chinese side. A detailed description of putting together such an expedition. Some similarities between the world of business and the world of mountaineering. Outward Bound and the values taught through their programmes. A very ...
    Text  Skreslet, Laurie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 25 Jan 1990, 168-183   Mr. Skreslet's experiences climbing Mt. Everest in 1982, and then four years later again from the Chinese side. A detailed description of putting together such an expedition. Some similarities between ...
  • The Atlantic Alliance in the 1990's
    Text  Worner, Dr. Manfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 18 Jan 1990, 158-167     1989 as a key year in history: a brief review. The cases of fundamental change. "The significance of 1989 is that the great struggle between collectivist ideology and the Western liberal tradition is practically decided. … now we must prepare for the new world of the 21st century … " ...
    Text  Worner, Dr. Manfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 18 Jan 1990, 158-167   1989 as a key year in history: a brief review. The cases of fundamental change. "The significance of 1989 is that the great struggle between collectivist ideology and the Western ...
  • Challenges We Have Met and Challenges Ahead
    Text  Nankivell, Neville, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 11 Jan 1990, 148-157     Examples of the crucial turning points in the political and economic life in Canada: positives and problems. Putting the issues in perspective: a review of recent and current events including Meech Lake, high interest rates; the Free Trade agreement. A few facts about the positives, such as net new job ...
    Text  Nankivell, Neville, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 11 Jan 1990, 148-157   Examples of the crucial turning points in the political and economic life in Canada: positives and problems. Putting the issues in perspective: a review of recent and current events including ...
  • An Industrialist's View of Britain
    Text  Jarratt, Sir Alex, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 16 Feb 1984, 243-254     A description of the recent revolution of the British industrial economy and reasons for it, including statistics. Shifts in the balance of power within industry. Major change in the power base itself. Change in industrial relations legislation. The effects of recession. Signs of profitability and investment. Economic renewal. Demands on ...
    Text  Jarratt, Sir Alex, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 16 Feb 1984, 243-254   A description of the recent revolution of the British industrial economy and reasons for it, including statistics. Shifts in the balance of power within industry. Major change in the power ...
  • The Authority of Learning
    Text  Frye, Professor Northrop, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 19 Jan 1984, 194-206     "1984" by Orwell and its central thesis. The importance of language. Real learning. What the humanities bring to society. The teaching of language and the structure of language may encourage social change. Authority of science. The authority of literature and the arts. Creativity. Intelligence. Canada's significance in the world. The ...
    Text  Frye, Professor Northrop, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 19 Jan 1984, 194-206   "1984" by Orwell and its central thesis. The importance of language. Real learning. What the humanities bring to society. The teaching of language and the structure of language may encourage ...
  • Quebec of the Eighties
    Text  Parizeau, The Honourable Jacques, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 12 Jan 1984, 183-193     Brief description of what has happened in the last few years in Quebec. The French-speaking majority at peace with its language. A shift in business away from Montreal to Toronto as the economic centre of Canada. The void filled by native entrepreneurs. The economic structure in Quebec. Foreign investment. Economic ...
    Text  Parizeau, The Honourable Jacques, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 12 Jan 1984, 183-193   Brief description of what has happened in the last few years in Quebec. The French-speaking majority at peace with its language. A shift in business away from Montreal to Toronto ...
  • Imperatives for Business Survival: Learning to Live with Less
    Text  Rice, Victor A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 5 Jan 1984, 170-182     Less is more. Less confrontation between government, business, and labour; more collaboration. Less demand for the quick fix in economic policy; more perception of the need for basic structural changes. Less lip service to the urgent requirements of job creation; more productive investment. Less inclinationto resolve economic issues among nations ...
    Text  Rice, Victor A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 5 Jan 1984, 170-182   Less is more. Less confrontation between government, business, and labour; more collaboration. Less demand for the quick fix in economic policy; more perception of the need for basic structural changes. ...
  • Modernizing Britain
    Text  Knollys, The Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 4 Feb 1965, 196-204     The economic situation in Britain and its effect on their position in the world. How Britain has been modernizing and is equipping itself to be "with it" and to maintain its position not only to be effective industrially, but to have a proper and real influence in world affairs. What ...
    Text  Knollys, The Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 4 Feb 1965, 196-204   The economic situation in Britain and its effect on their position in the world. How Britain has been modernizing and is equipping itself to be "with it" and to maintain ...
  • South American Impressions
    Text  Cockshutt, Colonel The Honourable Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 14 Apr 1927, 105-111     Some impressions of a visit made, with members of the speaker's family, early in the year, to South America. The natural resources of the Argentine Republic and Brazil. These resources as objects of forthcoming enterprises. Canadians on the spot. The beauty of Buenos Aires. A description of the population, community, ...
    Text  Cockshutt, Colonel The Honourable Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 14 Apr 1927, 105-111   Some impressions of a visit made, with members of the speaker's family, early in the year, to South America. The natural resources of the Argentine Republic and Brazil. These resources ...
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