The Empire Club of Canada Addresses 
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses 
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Citizenship 
textStewart, William J., Citizenship, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 31 Oct 1946, 57-69 The subject of "What are my individual rights?" Rights and duties of citizenship. Natural rights, down through the years, becoming known as civil rights. A just state one in which all individuals freely enter into agreement to abide by the decisions of the majority. The right of possession, the...
Why So Much Gloom? 
textWoodside, Wilson, Why So Much Gloom?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 8 Mar 1962, 208-212 Why so much gloom over the United Nations? Various problems or crises recently faced by the UN. The speaker's belief that the UN came out of all of these crises stronger than it went in. The UN going through a "change of life." The UN's influence over peace in the world today. Gloom that is...
The Economic Future of Canada 
textWood, General Robert E., The Economic Future of Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 13 Mar 1952, 283-290 Some personal reminiscences. The speaker's many ties with the Dominion. The friendliness which has developed on both sides of the line during the last 20 years. Possibilities of union to be decided by Canadians. Development in the Dominion over the last ten years. Primary causes for changes in the...
What Is Now At Stake In Europe 
textStewart, Herbert L., What Is Now At Stake In Europe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 13 Mar 1941, 402-418 First, paying honour to one of Toronto's sons, Flight-Lieutenant Lawrence Wilkins Skey, the first Toronto pilot to win the Distinguished Flying Cross, and some words from him. The time, as Mr. Churchill has said, to act rather than to speak. The need to exchange thought frequently and earnestly,...
Canada's Position in Relation to the Empire's Mineral Situation 
textCamsell, Dr. Charles, Canada's Position in Relation to the Empire's Mineral Situation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 4 Apr 1940, 412-425 The need for the mobilization of all our resources in the present struggle. The importance of minerals to the modern industrial civilization. Various policies adopted by countries to deal with the need for raw materials. Deficiencies in domestic supplies met by purchases from other nations. A...
The Handwriting On Parliament's Wall 
textMacLeod, Norman M., The Handwriting On Parliament's Wall, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 21 Apr 1938, 357-375 The Handwriting on Parliament's Wall as the topic of address, with the obvious inference that all is not well with Parliament. The speaker's contention that the democratic National legislature of this Dominion, which is the House of Commons, is undergoing and has been undergoing for some time a...
Science Comes Outside the Laboratory 
textGoodeve, Sir Charles F., Science Comes Outside the Laboratory, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 4 Apr 1957, 308-319 The war and the things it brought forth that continue to affect our lives today. Radar; background and history. The introduction of science into war operations. Operation Research and how it has grown in Great Britain, especially since the war. Some details of Operational Research Units. The...
A Bit At A Time: Creating Canada's Service Export Economy 
textMcLennan, John, A Bit At A Time: Creating Canada's Service Export Economy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 24 Apr 1997, 571-582 Some words on Alexander Graham Bell, and Baddeck, the town on Cape Breton Island where Bell spent the last 30 years of his life. This address proceeds under the following headings: Innovation and Breaking Paradigms; Reaching the Future; Winds of Change; Betting on the Future and on Canada; The...
The Next Hundred Years 
textKierans, Eric, The Next Hundred Years, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 9 Nov 1967, 156-169 Canada must do better. The three major factors of population growth, educated people, expanding knowledge and science common to all nations. The challenge in Canada of the "French Fact." The real revolution in Quebec: what has been going on inside Quebec since the death of Mr. Duplessis. The...
Tax! Tax! Tax!--The Canadian Tax Scene 
textLa Brie, F. Eugene, Tax! Tax! Tax!--The Canadian Tax Scene, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 7 Dec 1967, 203-224 The speaker's point of view on matters of taxation in Canada together with his reasons for adoption of that point of view. The report of the Carter Royal Commission on Taxation. A concern that the breadth of the commissioners' actual investigation was still insufficient to justify the...
Telelearning Contributing to Canada's Competitive Advantage in the Knowledge Economy 
textHarasim, Dr. Linda, Telelearning Contributing to Canada's Competitive Advantage in the Knowledge Economy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 11 Mar 1999, 416-428 The work being done at TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence and how they feel they can contribute to Canada's competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. The concern that Canada not rest on its laurels. The roots of prosperity and how they have fundamentally changed. The revolutionary...
The Future of Canada/U.K. Trade and Investment in a Global Economy 
textLord Marshall of Knightsbridge, The Future of Canada/U.K. Trade and Investment in a Global Economy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 31 Mar 1999, 448-458 A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Some reminiscences about the speaker's previous meeting in Toronto with business and community leaders seven years ago. Some remarks about the history of the Empire Club, and the history of air...
Change Management Versus Managing Change: The Altamira Story 
textCheesbrough, Gordon F., Change Management Versus Managing Change: The Altamira Story, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 8 Apr 1999, 459-469 Managing change. The speaker's decision to make the move to Altamira. Changes in the entire investment management industry. Transforming an entrepreneurial company from its original ownership structure into a team-based corporate structure without diminishing the unique qualities and spirit that...
Canada Book Day and Canadian Culture 
textCopps, The Hon. Sheila, Canada Book Day and Canadian Culture, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 23 Apr 1999, 492-498 First, a sales pitch for Canada Book Day. The book industry in Canada today and yesterday. Reinforcing the competitiveness of Canadian publishers. Canadian culture as a national priority, and why the government of Prime Minister Chretien has made it so. Canadian culture and what it means. Some...
Leadership to Lower Canadian Taxes: Uniting to Fight for Tax Relief 
textManning, Preston, Leadership to Lower Canadian Taxes: Uniting to Fight for Tax Relief, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 29 Apr 1999, 499-512 A brief status report on taxes in Canada. Results of a Compas poll commissioned by the National Post with regard to tax rage. Some facts and figures with regard to taxes paid by Canadians. Provincial tax cuts in Ontario. The issue of federal taxation. Looking at the political realities of fighting...
Links Between Canada and India 
textRau, Sir Benegal Narsing, Links Between Canada and India, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 26 Apr 1951, 378-385 The similar democracies that are India and Canada--the type where the Executive and the Legislature cannot long be in conflict; the British Parliamentary type, as distinct from the Presidential type. Some details and history of this type of democracy. The Sukraniti, from the 12th century A.D.,...
Opening Meeting, Season 1954-55 
textPike, Rev. Canon V.J., Opening Meeting, Season 1954-55, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 7 Oct 1954, 6-15 Some details of the speaker's job, offering a picture of the commitments of the British Army within the Empire and within the Commonwealth of Nations. Conceiving of Russia as a great kind of volcano that might erupt at any time or any place with all around the circumference the Armed Forces of the...
Chinese Nationalism Old and New 
textJolliffe, Edward Bigelow, Chinese Nationalism Old and New, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 20 Nov 1958, 100-116 The speaker's personal background in China and his return after 32 years. A description of his four-week visit, with some admitted personal bias, in at least two different directions. An attempt to explain "a little of China." A detailed description of the speaker's experiences and impressions of...
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