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  • My Life
    Taylor, Dr. Ronald W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 28 Oct 2004, 60-69     Personal anecdotes from the speaker's life.
    Taylor, Dr. Ronald W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 28 Oct 2004, 60-69   Personal anecdotes from the speaker's life.
  • A Personal Confession of Faith
    Brittain, Miss Vera, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 30 Oct 1934, 81-98     The difficulty of talking in an impersonal way about one's own work and one's own views. What the speaker's book, "Testament of Youth" is all about. The book as an autobiography, not a novel. The impact of war on four young people. A synopsis of the events in the book. ...
    Brittain, Miss Vera, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 30 Oct 1934, 81-98   The difficulty of talking in an impersonal way about one's own work ...
  • A Plea for the Canadian Northland
    Owl, Grey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 12 Nov 1936, 90-102     Anecdotes and reminiscences of the speaker's experiences of travel and survival in the wilderness, and of hunger. The destruction of that great heritage of ours that lies to the north. The north country as the greatest asset that Canadians have. Potential for tourism in the north. Three-quarters of Canada in ...
    Owl, Grey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 12 Nov 1936, 90-102   Anecdotes and reminiscences of the speaker's experiences of travel and survival in ...
  • Europe—A Search For Ideas
    Smith-Ross, James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 15 Mar 1945, 351-361     Marshalling the great confusion of ideas in the world and in the speaker's own mind, to see whether he could come back with a few simple premises that could be of practical service. A summary of the speaker's search and journey. Fresh confirmation of a rule of life. A very ...
    Smith-Ross, James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 15 Mar 1945, 351-361   Marshalling the great confusion of ideas in the world and in the ...
  • When is the Right Time to Retire?
    Mirvish, Ed, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 26 Feb 1981, 263-274     Mr. Mirvish's personal views about retirement. His choice of new endeavours. Personal reminiscences about his life and his various challenges and successes. His plans for the future.
    Mirvish, Ed, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 26 Feb 1981, 263-274   Mr. Mirvish's personal views about retirement. His choice of new endeavours. Personal ...
  • Those Things We Treasure
    Diefenbaker, The Right Honourable John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 9 Mar 1972, 296-311     Humorous and anecdotal review of Mr. Diefenbaker's experiences as a Canadian politician. A historical viewpoint with a focus on what has changed for the worse. Many topics are covered. Some highlights follow. A belief that Canada's institutions and constitutional principles are being challenged from within. A defense of the monarchy. ...
    Diefenbaker, The Right Honourable John G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 9 Mar 1972, 296-311   Humorous and anecdotal review of Mr. Diefenbaker's experiences as a Canadian politician. ...
  • What Is Wrong with Loving Canada?
    Beny, Roloff, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 27 Oct 1983, 76-91     Personal anecdotes and reminiscences. Canada as a photographic subject. Slide show.
    Beny, Roloff, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 27 Oct 1983, 76-91   Personal anecdotes and reminiscences. Canada as a photographic subject. Slide show.
  • Some Comments After One Year's Contemplation
    Robarts, The Honourable John P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 20 Apr 1972, 400-413     Personal views and comments, with anecdotes by The Honourable John Robarts, just over one year after leaving a 20-year career in government. A view of Canada's basic problem as one of unity over a huge land mass. Regionalism. Strikes as a weapon to disrupt society. Other observations about youth, employment, ...
    Robarts, The Honourable John P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 20 Apr 1972, 400-413   Personal views and comments, with anecdotes by The Honourable John Robarts, just ...
  • The Power of Film and Its Influence
    Jewison, Norman F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 5 Apr 1984, 331-345     Shift in people of power to those of economic worth. A change in what Canada was to what it is; from a pioneer strength to being controlled by what we own and who sells it to us. Anecdotal personal history of Mr. Jewison. Discussion and analysis of Canadian culture how ...
    Jewison, Norman F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 5 Apr 1984, 331-345   Shift in people of power to those of economic worth. A change ...
  • Prelude to the Afternoon of a Moose
    Pachter, Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 19 Mar 1987, 336-346     Autobiographical. The experiences and personal reminiscences of the successes and failures of the speaker. Those successes and failures tend to follow the ups and downs of the economy and reflect the consequences of same. Lessons to be learned from his experiences.
    Pachter, Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 19 Mar 1987, 336-346   Autobiographical. The experiences and personal reminiscences of the successes and failures of ...
  • My Life and Hard Wines
    Broadbent, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Feb 1985, 340-358     Personal and professional reminiscences of the speaker, focussing on the wine auction business. Much colourful history of acquisitions and sales with many details including money figures.
    Broadbent, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Feb 1985, 340-358   Personal and professional reminiscences of the speaker, focussing on the wine auction ...
  • Up the Empire—Interbreeding for a Better World
    Wicks, Ben, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 9 Nov 1978, 71-82     A humourous look at Canada and Canadian politics and politicians, interspersed with personal anecdotes and reminiscences. An optimistic look at Canada and Canada's potential.
    Wicks, Ben, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 9 Nov 1978, 71-82   A humourous look at Canada and Canadian politics and politicians, interspersed with ...
  • My Art and My Life
    Bateman, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 13 Nov 1986, 114-124     Autobiographical. Mr. Bateman reminisces about his life and his art. He speaks of his development as an artist, and about specific paintings. Some remarks about protecting the environment, and diminishing cultures.
    Bateman, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 13 Nov 1986, 114-124   Autobiographical. Mr. Bateman reminisces about his life and his art. He speaks ...
  • Out of Character
    Forrester, Maureen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 30 Oct 1986, 84-96     Autobiographical. Anecdotes and reminiscences of a successful career. The speaker's role as Chairman of the Canada Council. Some remarks on culture, Canadian culture, and encouraging culture.
    Forrester, Maureen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 30 Oct 1986, 84-96   Autobiographical. Anecdotes and reminiscences of a successful career. The speaker's role as ...
  • Canada, My Beloved Country of Choice
    McCormack, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 23 Jun 1992, 28-32     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Citizenship and responsibility. Personal reminiscences. The Metropolitan Police Force. What it means to be a Canadian.
    McCormack, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 23 Jun 1992, 28-32   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal ...
  • Getting Away with It for Forty-Four Years
    Harron, Don, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 10 Apr 1980, 333-349     A humorous, anecdotal address with many references to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
    Harron, Don, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 10 Apr 1980, 333-349   A humorous, anecdotal address with many references to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ...
  • The War in the Far East
    Wassell, Commander Corydon M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 21 Nov 1944, 133-147     Personal opinions, anecdotes, and reminiscences of the speaker. Some topics covered include manufacturing, the motion picture industry, the English, the speaker's assignment in the Far East.
    Wassell, Commander Corydon M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 21 Nov 1944, 133-147   Personal opinions, anecdotes, and reminiscences of the speaker. Some topics covered include ...
  • How I Became an Overnight Success in Seventy-Five Years
    Mirvish, Ed, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 28 Jun 1989, 11-21     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Canada Day Celebration. First, a Canada Day Message from Lieutenant Governor Lincoln M. Alexander. Mr. Mirvish's personal accolades to Canada and what the country has done for him and his family. Personal reminiscences and anecdotes of ...
    Mirvish, Ed, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 28 Jun 1989, 11-21   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal ...
  • Some Reminiscences of 1935-45
    Crerar, General H.D.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 24 Nov 1949, 106-115     A few personal experiences of the Second Great War. Telling a few tales without breach of faith and confidentiality. The speaker's arrival in the United Kingdom on October 28, 1939, to act as Military Advisor to the then Minister of Mines and Resources, the Honourable T.A. Crerar, who was to ...
    Crerar, General H.D.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 24 Nov 1949, 106-115   A few personal experiences of the Second Great War. Telling a few ...
  • Closer to the Sun
    Drabinsky, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 Mar 1995, 65-83     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. Personal reminiscences. Readings from the speaker's book "that will provide some insight into my life and career in the motion picture industry and the world of commercial live theatre." Context provided in between the passages ...
    Drabinsky, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 Mar 1995, 65-83   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian ...
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