Conditions in Britain and Europe
The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 4 Oct 1928, p. 197-209
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Conditions in Britain and Europe

Impressions gathered by the speaker from his visit last summer to France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Sweden and Norway. The outstanding progress being made by the German people. Examples of industry, efficiency, full employment, and hard work by the Germans. Agriculture in Denmark. The Danish educational system. Patriotism to be found in Denmark. Similar conditions and spirit in Holland. The fertile valleys of Sweden. Industrial devilment with paper, great forestry and metal industries, and power expansion. The Swedish people. The surplus of population in Norway. The need in Norway, Europe, and the British Isles for more accurate and truthful stories about the conditions that exist in this country if we are to get immigration. The speaker's investigations as to what was known about Canada and Ontario in these countries. The British Empire. A matured, finished restfulness about the countryside in England. The British people. Comparing present conditions with those the speaker found on a previous trip three years ago. A change in spirit, and improvement in organized business conditions. Optimism, faith, and confidence that Britain has crossed the peak of the hill and is again on the highway to great progress and advancement. Economic and industrial conditions in Great Britain. Remedies proposed in Britain. What has been done, accompanied by facts and figures. Transplanting of the population internally, and retraining. Providing protection through legislation for the British workman. Progress as evidence in the automobile and rubber tire industries. The outlook. Great Britain looking to overseas portions of the Empire not only to send her people to, but to increase the process of binding that country up to British industrial activity and British commercial enterprise. The establishment of the Empire Marketing Board and their activities. Issues of migration, with example. Britain's recovery from the heaviest burden of debt, of taxation, of ruined industries, of loss of manhood, of any nation in the world.