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  • Subject: United Kingdom - Politics and government
  • Subject: United Kingdom - Politics and government
  • Subject: Canada - Politics and government
  • Subject: Canada - Politics and government
  • Recent Developments in Parliamentary Institutions
    Borden, R.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Nov 1905, 62-72     The development during the past two centuries in Great Britain. On considering the system of government which we have today, remembering that the idealists of the 18th Century were aiming at exclusion from Parliament of those invested with executive power. The aim of the English statesmen of the 18th Century ...
    Borden, R.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Nov 1905, 62-72   The development during the past two centuries in Great Britain. On considering ...
  • Modern British Liberalism and the Empire
    Perks, Sir Robert W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 27 May 1909, 11-21     The attitude of Modern Liberalism towards some of the problems which confront us. The speaker's personal political background. The Liberal League, the Imperialistic section of the Liberal Party. The speaker's declaration that England is not a decadent and dying nation. Some examples of what gets printed in various newspapers and ...
    Perks, Sir Robert W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 27 May 1909, 11-21   The attitude of Modern Liberalism towards some of the problems which confront ...
  • The Parliamentary Crisis in the United Kingdom
    Marine, Hon. A.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 16 Dec 1909, 53-66     Two main issues on which the Liberal Party in Great Britain appeals to the Electors for support: principally, on a cry against the House of Lords; subordinately, upon the Budget; sectionally, upon Home Rule for Ireland. The Liberal-Unionists ask support upon a national policy of Tariff Reform, including protection against ...
    Marine, Hon. A.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 16 Dec 1909, 53-66   Two main issues on which the Liberal Party in Great Britain appeals ...
  • Proportional Representation
    Humphreys, John H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 3 Feb 1916, 62-75     This war giving rise to a spirit of devotion to the welfare of the nation such as has never been known before, lifting the British nation to a higher plane of development. Parliament figuring in all such questions. Criticism of the working of Parliamentary institutions, much of it justified. A ...
    Humphreys, John H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 3 Feb 1916, 62-75   This war giving rise to a spirit of devotion to the welfare ...
  • The Mother of Parliaments
    Lowther, Right Hon. J.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 14 Jun 1921, 204-214     Ways in which the House of Commons as a microcosm of the people of the United Kingdom. The House of Commons also mirroring some of the failings of the British People. The need for direction. Domestic legislation. An amusing comparison between Canada and Great Britain. The speaker's experience of 40 ...
    Lowther, Right Hon. J.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 14 Jun 1921, 204-214   Ways in which the House of Commons as a microcosm of the ...
  • The Proper Limitations of State Interference
    Leacock, Prof. Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Mar 1924, 109-124     The speaker's statement of Canada's ills at the present time: that we are in danger of overgovernment; that we are suffering from the too-great extension of the functions of the State; that it is doing already great harm to our economic life, and threatening greater still; doing a great deal ...
    Leacock, Prof. Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Mar 1924, 109-124   The speaker's statement of Canada's ills at the present time: that we ...
  • Some New Elements in British Politics
    Buchan, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 23 Oct 1924, 273-284     First, a word about British socialism. Difference from the continental variety. British socialism more an economical idea than a political creed. The British talent for compromise, with example. Characterization of British labour. The British Labour Party: nominally socialistic, but in practice only a very small number of its members actual ...
    Buchan, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 23 Oct 1924, 273-284   First, a word about British socialism. Difference from the continental variety. British ...
  • The Labor Situation in Great Britain
    Fay, C.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Nov 1924, 301-310     Three aspects of the labour situation in Great Britain: the labour situation viewed as a political crisis; the same situation viewed as an economic crisis; dropping the word "crisis," endeavouring to see how far we can apply the notion for which we are here today: the notion of imperial liaison ...
    Fay, C.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Nov 1924, 301-310   Three aspects of the labour situation in Great Britain: the labour situation ...
  • The First Labour Government of Great Britain
    Snowden, Mrs. Philip, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 31 Jan 1925, 43-58     Removing misunderstandings about the association of the British Labour Movement with the Bolshevik Party of Russia, as heard by the speaker in this country. The difference between cheese and chalk not greater than the difference between the first labour Government of Great Britain and the Bolshevik Government of Russia, with ...
    Snowden, Mrs. Philip, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 31 Jan 1925, 43-58   Removing misunderstandings about the association of the British Labour Movement with the ...
  • Thomas D'Arcy McGee
    McMurray, Hon. Edward J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 2 Apr 1925, 167-179     This speech was preceded by a few moments of silence as a tribute to the memory of the man whose life was the subject of the day's address. The speaker's endeavour, by quotation from his poems and his speeches and brief data to show the mind, character, aspirations and hopes, ...
    McMurray, Hon. Edward J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 2 Apr 1925, 167-179   This speech was preceded by a few moments of silence as a ...
  • The Building of a Nation
    Thorson, J.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 10 Feb 1927, 18-28     Building a nation in this new land of Canada. Charged with a great responsibility with two functions to perform: as architects to draw the plans for a noble edifice, and as builders to carry out those plans in order that our building may endure. Using the materials at hand. Materials ...
    Thorson, J.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 10 Feb 1927, 18-28   Building a nation in this new land of Canada. Charged with a ...
  • What Is A Canadian Citizen?
    Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 25 Apr 1929, 168-188     Historical background to the way in which a Canadian Citizen is a "subject." How this meaning of "subject" helped the King of England to unify the Island under one Crown. "Canadian Citizen" as a convenient term for a British subject who makes his home in Canada, whether he is born ...
    Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 25 Apr 1929, 168-188   Historical background to the way in which a Canadian Citizen is a ...
  • The Present Political Situation in England
    Fraser, Captain Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 1 May 1931, 143-151     Reference to Tag Day for the Blind. Disappointment with the Imperial Conference last year, and reasons for that disappointment. The unlikelihood that any measure of reciprocal preference with regard to trade will come under the present British government. Some comments on the side-shows within the Conservative Party in Britain. Misunderstanding ...
    Fraser, Captain Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 1 May 1931, 143-151   Reference to Tag Day for the Blind. Disappointment with the Imperial Conference ...
  • Behind the Scenes
    Baxter, Arthur Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 22 Sep 1932, 218-231     What has gone on in the Old Country more or less behind the scenes. Political developments in Great Britain since the speaker was last here in 1928. From Baldwin to MacDonald. The going of the gold standard. The speaker's encounter with Lord Beaverbrook on the day of the financial crash. ...
    Baxter, Arthur Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 22 Sep 1932, 218-231   What has gone on in the Old Country more or less behind ...
  • The New Empire Partnership
    Hurd, Sir Percy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 29 Sep 1932, 232-238     The British attitude towards the Imperial Economic Conference which has just been held at Ottawa. What it means to the average Englishman and what he expects from it. The prospects of this new policy of Empire partnership to which the Governments of the Empire are committed. The political atmosphere in ...
    Hurd, Sir Percy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 29 Sep 1932, 232-238   The British attitude towards the Imperial Economic Conference which has just been ...
  • The Public and the Politicians
    O'Leary, Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 30 Mar 1933, 143-155     Public challenge to public life. The word "politician" as a term of reproach. Why politics has fallen into disrepute. The growing propensity among all of us to question, to criticize, to misrepresent and to vilify the politicians as a class. Change brought about by the War. How much of this ...
    O'Leary, Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 30 Mar 1933, 143-155   Public challenge to public life. The word "politician" as a term of ...
  • The Political Future in England
    Kerr, Philip, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 18 Oct 1934, 67-80     The political situation, the economic situation in the Old Country today. Whether Great Britain is reasonably well-equipped to weather the storms which lie ahead. Three factors of the British recovery: the return to power at the election of 1931 of a National Government which marked the end of a period ...
    Kerr, Philip, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 18 Oct 1934, 67-80   The political situation, the economic situation in the Old Country today. Whether ...
  • The Handwriting On Parliament's Wall
    MacLeod, Norman M., 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 process of ...
    MacLeod, Norman M., 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • British Colonies in the Future
    Lord Hailey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 18 Dec 1942, 239-255     The speaker's feeling that we have reached the turning-point of the war. The awareness and appreciation in Great Britain of the part that Canada has played in the war. A division of the great body of nations which makes up the British Commonwealth into three parts: the United Kingdom and ...
    Lord Hailey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 18 Dec 1942, 239-255   The speaker's feeling that we have reached the turning-point of the war. ...
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