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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
  • "The Friendly Dictatorship"
    Simpson, Jeffrey C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 15 Nov 2001, 194-207     How Canada has become a one-party state. How "The Friendly Dictatorship is about how our system of government has evolved, and why Canadians are increasingly turned off by that sytem. Supporting evidence for that view. Finding a better balance among the objectives of democracy, transparency, accountability and representativeness. An explication ...
    Simpson, Jeffrey C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 15 Nov 2001, 194-207   How Canada has become a one-party state. How "The Friendly Dictatorship is ...
  • Five Priorities for the Federal Government
    Martin, The Rt. Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 16 Apr 2004, 333-349     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. First, an announcement about Mr. Fadi Fadel who was taken hostage in Iraq. Reference to Sir Wilfrid Laurier's quote. How Canada must belong to the 21st century. Some challenges for Canadians and the Canadian government. ...
    Martin, The Rt. Hon. Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 16 Apr 2004, 333-349   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 Role of Opposition
    Copps, Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Apr 1988, 338-351     Criticism as the principal function of the Opposition. The role of criticism, and the role of a vigorous Opposition in parliament. Opposition in an historical context. The legitimacy of adversarial politics as recognized by both Diefenbaker and Pearson. A look at the operation of party discipline. The speaker as a ...
    Copps, Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 21 Apr 1988, 338-351   Criticism as the principal function of the Opposition. The role of criticism, ...
  • Mr. Mackenzie King and the Development of the Commonwealth of Nations
    Pickersgill, The Honourable John Whitney, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 10 Dec 1953, 118-130     Mr. Mackenzie King's attitude to the Empire and his influence on the evolution of the Commonwealth. The speaker's close and continuing association with Mr. Mackenzie King for the last twelve years of his life. A detailed discussion of Mr. King's influence from 1922 on. Some fundamental differences between Sir Robert ...
    Pickersgill, The Honourable John Whitney, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 10 Dec 1953, 118-130   Mr. Mackenzie King's attitude to the Empire and his influence on the ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Britain's Problems In Perspective
    Grierson, Ronald H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 29 Feb 1968, 329-339     Putting the much advertised problems of Britain into reasonable perspective. The picture of Britain that has emerged. Contraindications through examples. The crux of the British problem. Some obvious problems. Lacking the joy of business. The transformation which Britain needs and which she is getting. Lacking the excitement of a really ...
    Grierson, Ronald H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 29 Feb 1968, 329-339   Putting the much advertised problems of Britain into reasonable perspective. The picture ...
  • 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 ...
  • Defending Our Rights and Freedoms
    Bertrand, Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 30 Apr 1997, 1-7     Mr. Bertrand begins with a statement of his new philosophy since his resignation from the Parti Quebecois in February of 1985. Canada, learning to live together. An observation that problems in Ontario are similar to those in Quebec. The speaker's pride in Canada. The danger to Canada from attacks by ...
    Bertrand, Guy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 30 Apr 1997, 1-7   Mr. Bertrand begins with a statement of his new philosophy since his ...
  • The Economic Consequences of General de Gaulle
    Wedgwood, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 27 Feb 1964, 270-278     Some quotes from the debate in the House of Commons in London on February 6th, 1964 on "Commonwealth Trade and Technical Assistance." What it all means in terms of the United Kingdom attempting to join the European Economic Community. Reasons for the change. The attitude of the British Labour Party ...
    Wedgwood, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 27 Feb 1964, 270-278   Some quotes from the debate in the House of Commons in London ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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