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  • A United Canada
    Gouin, Leon Mercier, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 27 Nov 1919, 430-441     The British Empire, a free association of free nations bound together of our own accord, and by strengthening and developing this part of the British world, thereby contributing to advancing our common ideals and our common interest. Contributing effectively, truly and heartily to a closer union between our two races ...
    Gouin, Leon Mercier, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 27 Nov 1919, 430-441   The British Empire, a free association of free nations bound together of ...
  • Canada Victorious, Happy and Glorious
    Maheux, L'Abbe Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 15 Apr 1943, 474-490     Some words on the speaker's travels. Feeling deeply Canadian after having visited foreign countries. The speaker's travels in Canada. The spirit of co-operation that the speaker found in his Canadian travels. A look at the words of "O Canada." Some historical conflicts between English and French-speaking Canadians. An examination of ...
    Maheux, L'Abbe Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 15 Apr 1943, 474-490   Some words on the speaker's travels. Feeling deeply Canadian after having visited ...
  • Canada's Place in World Affairs
    McGeer, G.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 3 Feb 1938, 216-226     Canada's place in the world today of little real consequence unless we, as Canadians, can show something of the unity of spirit that is essential to Canadian peace and to Canadian progress and prosperity. Putting our problems into historical perspective. The record of achievement of the builders of this Dominion ...
    McGeer, G.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 3 Feb 1938, 216-226   Canada's place in the world today of little real consequence unless we, ...
  • The Price of Unity
    Ryan, Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 8 Feb 1973, 218-232     A French-Canadian point of view. Two distinct patterns of voting in Quebec in the October election. The "distinct society" as described by Lester Pearson. Pierre Trudeau's emphasis on individual rights. Issues of constitutional law. The Gendron Commission. Possible adaptation of a federal system. Quebec's fiscal responsibilities at the national level. ...
    Ryan, Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 8 Feb 1973, 218-232   A French-Canadian point of view. Two distinct patterns of voting in Quebec ...
  • Quebec and Pan-Canadian Unity
    Godbout, The Honourable Joseph Adelard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 4 Dec 1940, 225-242     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. Working for unity. Seeking together the most effective means of strengthening Canadian unity the country over. Signs of unity. Safeguarding the sacred patrimony which our ancestors handed down to us, the principles which lie at the very ...
    Godbout, The Honourable Joseph Adelard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 4 Dec 1940, 225-242   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • Unrest in French Canada
    Favreau, the Honourable Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 5 Mar 1964, 279-290     The current crisis in Canada; deeper in its national significance, and more perturbing in its possibilities, than any in Canada's history. Three basic causes for unrest and dissatisfaction, as expressed by French Canadians collectively. Beliefs of others in French Canada as to the more complex reasons for Quebec's situation. Reasons ...
    Favreau, the Honourable Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 5 Mar 1964, 279-290   The current crisis in Canada; deeper in its national significance, and more ...
  • Quebec as It Is
    Garneau, M. Raymond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 20 Oct 1977, 55-69     An address following almost a year of the new government in Quebec. The reality of power on that government. The issue of national unity and Quebec's role in Confederation. A detailed examination of Quebec in 1977. Some major topics covered include the following. The results of population growth in Quebec. ...
    Garneau, M. Raymond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 20 Oct 1977, 55-69   An address following almost a year of the new government in Quebec. ...
  • Ontario and the National Dream
    Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 21 Apr 1977, 354-364     The danger of not being able to meet fundamental challenges of political and economic survival because of constraints that may not be relevant. A discussion, with examples, based on this theme. Topics covered include maintaining the era of prosperity, productivity, analysis and ideology, Quebec independence, the rights of French-speaking citizens ...
    Davis, The Honourable William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 21 Apr 1977, 354-364   The danger of not being able to meet fundamental challenges of political ...
  • Meeting the Threat at Home and Abroad
    Danson, The Honourable Barnett, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 24 Nov 1977, 122-140     Now the largest military buildup in history. The disturbing fact of this buildup. Differences now and in 1938-39. Some numbers. The size of Canada's forces. Details of Canada's forces. A brief overview of the future of our defences. Canada's military priorities. A discussion of non-military priorities. The irrational war between ...
    Danson, The Honourable Barnett, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 24 Nov 1977, 122-140   Now the largest military buildup in history. The disturbing fact of this ...
  • Bill 22: Must Economic Growth be Achieved at the Expense of Cultural Development?
    Saint-Pierre, The Honourable Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 30 Jan 1975, 212-230     A discussion of the policies of the Quebec Government concerning the French language, especially as related to economic progress and the everyday conduct of business. The Quebec Official Language Act (Bill 22) and the debate surrounding it. Its adoption on July 31, 1974. The significance attached to this Bill. A ...
    Saint-Pierre, The Honourable Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 30 Jan 1975, 212-230   A discussion of the policies of the Quebec Government concerning the French ...
  • 1979—The Year of the Referendum
    Desbarats, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 7 Dec 1978, 116-131     Mr. Desbarats' comments and thoughts about Canada, and the Quebec referendum. Subjects addressed include: Pessimism about Canada and its causes; a view of our standard of living by the average citizen; uneasiness about our political and economic future may be leading to a new sense of conservatism; this is an ...
    Desbarats, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 7 Dec 1978, 116-131   Mr. Desbarats' comments and thoughts about Canada, and the Quebec referendum. Subjects ...
  • How Can We Build A Nation?
    Harvey, M. Jean-Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 11 Jan 1940, 227-239     A discussion of some of the problems which today face Canada as a nation. Nationalism as viewed when we look at the events in Europe. Looking forward to a time when racial passion shall have disappeared in Canada. Remembering the ideal the founders of North American white civilization had before ...
    Harvey, M. Jean-Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 11 Jan 1940, 227-239   A discussion of some of the problems which today face Canada as ...
  • Can We Achieve Canadian Unity?
    Harvey, Monsieur Jean-Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 19 Jan 1939, 184-199     The issue of Canadian unity made problematic in that we are not all of the same character. A remarriage in 1759. Most disagreements or misunderstandings grounded on prejudice or ignorance, neither of which can be eliminated at a stroke. The lack of surprise that there are misunderstandings existing between Quebec ...
    Harvey, Monsieur Jean-Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 19 Jan 1939, 184-199   The issue of Canadian unity made problematic in that we are not ...
  • The Referendum: Everyone's Business
    Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 9 Feb 1995, 421-431     Facing two issues that are closely linked: a provincial government doing its utmost to break up the Canadian federation; a debt and deficit problem that threatens our well-being as a nation. The importance of tackling both these issues immediately, and why it is so important. A review of the Quebec ...
    Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 9 Feb 1995, 421-431   Facing two issues that are closely linked: a provincial government doing its ...
  • A Tale of Two Cities
    Sharp, The Honourable Mitchell W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 26 Nov 1964, 113-124     Mr. Sharp was unable to fly from Ottawa due to unfavourable weather conditions. His address was read by Colonel Hilborn. The relationship between English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians. Learning to be Canadians. The self-examining Canadian. The root of the separatist movement in both Quebec and English-speaking parts of Canada. The search ...
    Sharp, The Honourable Mitchell W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 26 Nov 1964, 113-124   Mr. Sharp was unable to fly from Ottawa due to unfavourable weather ...
  • The Work of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism
    Laurendeau, Andre and Dunton, Davidson, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 9 Apr 1964, 328-338     Andre Laurendeau: Summing up the subject of the inquiry at recent regional meetings of the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism by asking the following questions: "These two peoples, the English-speaking and the French-speaking, can they continue to live together? Do they want to? And under what new conditions? Summing up ...
    Laurendeau, Andre and Dunton, Davidson, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 9 Apr 1964, 328-338   Andre Laurendeau: Summing up the subject of the inquiry at recent regional ...
  • The Present Evolution of Quebec, Its Meaning and Its Scope
    Lesage, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 16 Nov 1964, 85-97     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. What the people of Quebec are thinking. The transition from the quiet revolution to what the speaker calls "the noisier evolution" that is taking place in Quebec today. Two problems facing Canada today: biracialism and ...
    Lesage, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 16 Nov 1964, 85-97   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • Was The King Right
    Maheux, M. L'Abbé Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 24 Feb 1949, 234-244     Choosing as a subject the King of England, George the Third. Reasons for choosing such a topic. The speaker's learned conclusion that one of the main differences between the French and English in Canada is how they look at History. An explication of that view. The present import of that ...
    Maheux, M. L'Abbé Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 24 Feb 1949, 234-244   Choosing as a subject the King of England, George the Third. Reasons ...
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