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  • The Changing Political Face of Canada
    Black, Conrad, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 12 Oct 2006, 62-76     Some predictions. Some history. Some changes. The current political climate. Quebec separatists. Equalization payments. The drift in western public policy. A summary explication of Canadian politics. Challenges of governing Canada. Canadian economy. Canada's resources. Stephen Harper and the leading Liberal contenders. NATO. The UN. Canada as one of the world's ...
    Black, Conrad, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 12 Oct 2006, 62-76   Some predictions. Some history. Some changes. The current political climate. Quebec separatists. ...
  • The Canadian Experience: Lessons from the Canadian History Project
    Starowicz, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 28 Jun 2001, 89-104     The extraordinary four years which brought together 100 historians, created a joint French-English unit of the best journalists and cameramen, and embarked on an improbable journey. History as a very powerful instrument, and how that is so. Canadians' attitude to their history. History as the process of sorting out the ...
    Starowicz, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 28 Jun 2001, 89-104   The extraordinary four years which brought together 100 historians, created a joint ...
  • Juno, Where Citizen Soldiers From Canada Made History
    Barris, Ted, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 27 May 2004, 418-433     The speaker introduced his address as a talk "about a generation of Canadians, that 60 years ago, gave every person who ever gave a speech here (since 1945) the freedom to do so. He read excerpts from his book "Juno: Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944" and also showed footage ...
    Barris, Ted, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 27 May 2004, 418-433   The speaker introduced his address as a talk "about a generation of ...
  • Canada and the Future
    Mansbridge, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 20 Jun 2002, 61-70     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch. Why we should feel confident about the future. Affects of September 11. Relating that to the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Remembering the heros of that time. Canada's 20th century. Canadians in 2002. Some remarkable ...
    Mansbridge, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 20 Jun 2002, 61-70   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal ...
  • Canada Within the Empire
    Newbitt, Hon. Wallace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 8 Dec 1921, 331-351     Comments on Canada's willingness to protect the Mother Country. A sketch of the growth of Canada up to Confederation. The unrest among the farmers of the Northwest and throughout Ontario, and reasons for it. The Reciprocity Treaty of 1840 and the resulting jump in exports. Confederation in 1867. The purchase ...
    Newbitt, Hon. Wallace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 8 Dec 1921, 331-351   Comments on Canada's willingness to protect the Mother Country. A sketch of ...
  • Culturing Canadian Patriotism
    Bowles, Rev. R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 3 Apr 1924, 166-173     Talking about a sentiment. The nature of patriotism. Patriotism as a natural instinct. The culture of Canadian Patriotism. The lack of instruction about patriotism when the speaker was in school. Canada's history as a pioneer history. Today, reaping the benefits of those terrible struggles and privations of our fathers. Some ...
    Bowles, Rev. R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 3 Apr 1924, 166-173   Talking about a sentiment. The nature of patriotism. Patriotism as a natural ...
  • A Norseman Died in Ontario 900 Years Ago
    Curran, J.W. (Jim), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 10 Nov 1938, 96-109     Early Norse activity about a thousand years ago in America. The significance of this activity. How the speaker became involved in this field of study. Some background history beginning with the Viking age which lasted from about 800 to 1100. The speaker's theory that the Icelandic settlers who went to ...
    Curran, J.W. (Jim), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 10 Nov 1938, 96-109   Early Norse activity about a thousand years ago in America. The significance ...
  • Canadian Unity
    Stuart, Sir Campbell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 4 Dec 1924, 347-356     The speaker's work of making better known the story of Canada; the story of its past. Proving that there is enough statesmanship and enough courage to carry on and carry through, and to follow the Fathers of Confederation in their ambition to build a united Canada, and not a league ...
    Stuart, Sir Campbell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 4 Dec 1924, 347-356   The speaker's work of making better known the story of Canada; the ...
  • The Canadian National Character
    Hutton, Professor Maurice, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 11 Feb 1904, 68-73     Looking at Plato's ideal state and the characteristics of his paragon. Suggesting that Canadians might fit this ideal character. Having in Canada all the ancient blends which we brought over from our forefathers. Providing Plato with what he wants in the shape of nation building, and how we may do ...
    Hutton, Professor Maurice, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 11 Feb 1904, 68-73   Looking at Plato's ideal state and the characteristics of his paragon. Suggesting ...
  • Canadian Sentiment Before and After Confederation
    Sulte, Benjamin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 14 Jan 1904, 38-42     A turning point at the moment Confederation was enacted. A Canadian sentiment in existence three centuries ago: an historical review. Creating two new Canadas. The first talk about Confederation. The key to Confederation. Canadians, joining together with a declaration of patriotism and sentiment. Other provinces coming in: British Columbia, Prince ...
    Sulte, Benjamin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 14 Jan 1904, 38-42   A turning point at the moment Confederation was enacted. A Canadian sentiment ...
  • The Oregon Boundary Question
    White, James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 16 Feb 1911, 194-200     The Oregon Boundary question; the extension of our boundaries from the Lake of the Woods to the Pacific Ocean. The Treaty of 1783, the Treaty of Peace between Great Britain and the United States, which extended the boundary to the north-west angle of the Lake of the Woods, and from ...
    White, James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 16 Feb 1911, 194-200   The Oregon Boundary question; the extension of our boundaries from the Lake ...
  • Canada at the Grave of Wolfe
    Wade, F.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 10 Nov 1910, 80-88     Realizing the debt we owe to General Wolfe. A glance for a moment at some of the incidents of the Seven Years' War. First, the characters in the drama. France's claim in American before the Seven Years' War. The English Colonies at that time. If Napoleon had succeeded at the ...
    Wade, F.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1912), 10 Nov 1910, 80-88   Realizing the debt we owe to General Wolfe. A glance for a ...
  • Benjamin Franklin and Canada
    Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 12 Nov 1923, 310-329     A review of historical events from the 1750’s. Franklin’s attitude towards Canada; his interest always in America. Examples of his dexterity and ability as a pamphleteer. The celebrated “Canada pamphlet.” A detailed review of Franklin’s words and arguments as outlined in these pamphlets. The prevailing of Franklin’s argument: Canada was ...
    Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 12 Nov 1923, 310-329   A review of historical events from the 1750’s. Franklin’s attitude towards Canada; ...
  • The Political Cleavage of a Continent
    Ross, Hon. George W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1907), 29 Nov 1906, 93-103     The natural, the political, the commercial cleavage between Canadian America (or British America) and United States America; such proposition proved from the historical method. The trend in our history which has led us so far on our way, if there is any trend at all. Ways in which the trend ...
    Ross, Hon. George W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1907), 29 Nov 1906, 93-103   The natural, the political, the commercial cleavage between Canadian America (or British ...
  • How and Why is Canada British?
    Riddell, Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Oct 1912, 29-48     The importance of the fact that Canada is British, particularly for the future of the English-speaking world. The difference between Canada's people and the people to the south of her as what fixed the destiny of Canada. The lack of explanation as to why the English adventurers, after they had ...
    Riddell, Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 23 Oct 1912, 29-48   The importance of the fact that Canada is British, particularly for the ...
  • A Success Story in Education
    Gordon, The Honourable Walter L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 17 Jan 1974, 171-180     The National History Project: a two-year fact-finding investigation into the teaching of Canadian history, social studies and civics in the elementary and secondary schools. Findings reported in "What Culture? What Heritage?" (the Hodgett's Report) with suggestions for improvement. Suggestions led to a pilot project, currently four years old. Examples and ...
    Gordon, The Honourable Walter L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 17 Jan 1974, 171-180   The National History Project: a two-year fact-finding investigation into the teaching of ...
  • 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. ...
  • Who Killed Canadian History?
    Granatstein, Dr. Jack L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 17 Sep 1998, 91-98     The success of the speaker's book "Who Killed Canadian History?" Why the speaker became interested in the idea of doing this book. Two very different events that made him fell that he had to do this. Some of the speaker's background. What history is about and why it matters. Effects ...
    Granatstein, Dr. Jack L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 17 Sep 1998, 91-98   The success of the speaker's book "Who Killed Canadian History?" Why the ...
  • The Old Romance in Canada
    Nelson, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 22 Nov 1928, 256-269     *Preoccupation of late in Canada with regard to her status; the inability of leaders to agree upon a definition of it. Recalling some services rendered us by other races, services too often forgotten by us, and mentioning some debts due them which we should acknowledge, even if we cannot pay. ...
    Nelson, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 22 Nov 1928, 256-269   *Preoccupation of late in Canada with regard to her status; the inability ...
  • Greetings and Tributes to Old Comrades in Arms: The Prospect for the Future
    French, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 29 May 1922, 172-180     Some personal background of the speaker, and reminiscences of previous visits to Canada and Toronto. Remembering Sir Frederick Borden, Minister of Militia at the time the speaker knew him. The part played by the soldiers of Canada in the war. Recalling April 26, 1915, Ypres. Personal recollections of Canada's now ...
    French, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 29 May 1922, 172-180   Some personal background of the speaker, and reminiscences of previous visits to ...
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