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  • Opening Meeting, Season 1954-55
    Opening Meeting, Season 1954-55
    Text  Pike, Rev. Canon V.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 7 Oct 1954, 6-15     Some details of the speaker's job, offering a picture of the commitments of the British Army within the Empire and within the Commonwealth of Nations. Conceiving of Russia as a great kind of volcano that might erupt at any time or any place with all around the circumference the Armed …
    Text  Pike, Rev. Canon V.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 7 Oct 1954, 6-15   Some details of the speaker's job, offering a picture of the commitments of the British Army within the Empire and within the Commonwealth of Nations. Conceiving of Russia as a …
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  • Chinese Nationalism Old and New
    Chinese Nationalism Old and New
    Text  Jolliffe, Edward Bigelow, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 20 Nov 1958, 100-116     The speaker's personal background in China and his return after 32 years. A description of his four-week visit, with some admitted personal bias, in at least two different directions. An attempt to explain "a little of China." A detailed description of the speaker's experiences and impressions of China and the …
    Text  Jolliffe, Edward Bigelow, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 20 Nov 1958, 100-116   The speaker's personal background in China and his return after 32 years. A description of his four-week visit, with some admitted personal bias, in at least two different directions. An …
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  • Trustees of One Hundred Million Dollars
    Trustees of One Hundred Million Dollars
    Text  Trueman, A.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 26 Feb 1959, 235-247     The Canada Council: its programme and problems. The Council's origins and structure under the Canada Council Act, assented to by Parliament on March 28, 1957. Funding for the Council. Objects and powers of the Council. Problems encountered in administering the funding. The preponderance in favour of the arts. The problem …
    Text  Trueman, A.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 26 Feb 1959, 235-247   The Canada Council: its programme and problems. The Council's origins and structure under the Canada Council Act, assented to by Parliament on March 28, 1957. Funding for the Council. Objects …
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  • Challenge of the West Indies
    Challenge of the West Indies
    Text  Adams, Sir Grantley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 23 Oct 1958, 46-59     The challenge presented by the new Federation of The West Indies. Some of the human and political features of The West Indies. A description of the government of each of the countries in the Federation. History and background to the Federation. A discussion of the Constitution. The intention that the …
    Text  Adams, Sir Grantley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1959), 23 Oct 1958, 46-59   The challenge presented by the new Federation of The West Indies. Some of the human and political features of The West Indies. A description of the government of each of …
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  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
    Shakespeare's Birthplace
    Text  Flower, His Worship Archibald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 13 Oct 1927, 142-151     The speaker addresses the audience in his capacity of Chairman of the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare's Memorial. What Shakespeare means, and what a lot of help the knowledge and love of Shakespeare will give to us, no matter what our job in life may be. The story of re-building …
    Text  Flower, His Worship Archibald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 13 Oct 1927, 142-151   The speaker addresses the audience in his capacity of Chairman of the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare's Memorial. What Shakespeare means, and what a lot of help the knowledge and …
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  • Annual Meeting and Ladies Night/Our Nation Considered as an Ethical Idea
    Annual Meeting and Ladies Night/Our Nation Considered as an Ethical Idea
    Text  Hearst, Sir William; Wilkinson, Ellis H.; Davies, Rev. Trevor H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 10 Jan 1922, 356-373     A review of the year by Mr. Hearst, and some words about The Empire Club. President-Elect Wilkinson then spoke briefly about his predecessors and about the coming year. Mr. J. Black Perry, a past president of The Empire Club, thanked Sir William Hearst for his service as President. Dr. Davies …
    Text  Hearst, Sir William; Wilkinson, Ellis H.; Davies, Rev. Trevor H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 10 Jan 1922, 356-373   A review of the year by Mr. Hearst, and some words about The Empire Club. President-Elect Wilkinson then spoke briefly about his predecessors and about the coming year. Mr. J. …
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  • What's Good for the West
    What's Good for the West
    Text  Fraser, John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 14 Apr 1988, 326-337     Some remarks on free trade. A brief overview of the current economic situation in the western provinces. The outcome of the next federal election. The speaker's impression of the broader, more fundamental issues concerning the West today, and their implication for the future of Canada. Growth in most western provinces …
    Text  Fraser, John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 14 Apr 1988, 326-337   Some remarks on free trade. A brief overview of the current economic situation in the western provinces. The outcome of the next federal election. The speaker's impression of the broader, …
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  • Toronto—Boom Town of North America
    Toronto—Boom Town of North America
    Text  Dennison, His Worship Mayor William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 9 Jan 1969, 112-123     A vision of Toronto 25 years from now. A description of plans for Toronto organized under the following headings: Toronto's harbour; The waterfront plan, Taxes; Spending the taxpayers' money; Party politics; Leadership; The St. Lawrence Hall; Convention facilities; People like Toronto.
    Text  Dennison, His Worship Mayor William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 9 Jan 1969, 112-123   A vision of Toronto 25 years from now. A description of plans for Toronto organized under the following headings: Toronto's harbour; The waterfront plan, Taxes; Spending the taxpayers' money; Party …
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  • The Outlook for 1931
    The Outlook for 1931
    Text  Baldwin, H.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 11 Dec 1930, 318-329     Facing the facts of the Canadian business situation to pull ourselves out of this depression. The precarious undertaking of forecasting business conditions. Disillusionment and disappointment over the discovery that we still follow the old economic laws. Paying the penalty as individuals and as a country when we rush into extravagant …
    Text  Baldwin, H.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 11 Dec 1930, 318-329   Facing the facts of the Canadian business situation to pull ourselves out of this depression. The precarious undertaking of forecasting business conditions. Disillusionment and disappointment over the discovery that we …
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  • The Australian Good-Will Party
    The Australian Good-Will Party
    Text  Laffer, H.E.; Hyland, A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 29 Oct 1931, 234-245     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Toronto Board of Trade. Mr. A.E. Hyland: Canada's pioneering work in Empire preference and the development of Empire trade. Australia's putting into place the principles that Canada initiated. An appreciation of the assistance and interest shown by Canadian businessmen. …
    Text  Laffer, H.E.; Hyland, A.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 29 Oct 1931, 234-245   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Toronto Board of Trade. Mr. A.E. Hyland: Canada's pioneering work in Empire preference and the development of Empire trade. …
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  • Our Times Viewed From a World Perspective
    Our Times Viewed From a World Perspective
    Text  Cromie, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 1 Feb 1934, 419-437     What the speaker saw in Europe and Russia this summer; looking for some suggestions for ourselves on this continent. Three minutes of world geography, including some population figures. A review of the Economic Conference held in London this summer. An examination of what creates different standards of living. Technocracy and …
    Text  Cromie, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 1 Feb 1934, 419-437   What the speaker saw in Europe and Russia this summer; looking for some suggestions for ourselves on this continent. Three minutes of world geography, including some population figures. A review …
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  • Northern Ireland--Open for Business
    Northern Ireland--Open for Business
    Text  Trimble, The Rt. Hon. David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 26 May 1999, 29-39     Recalling the speaker's last visit to Toronto. Affection for Canada and Toronto. Links between Northern Ireland and this part of Canada. Modern links and their importance. Canadian companies and the role they play in Northern Ireland's economy, with some specific examples. The formation of the new administration and the current …
    Text  Trimble, The Rt. Hon. David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 26 May 1999, 29-39   Recalling the speaker's last visit to Toronto. Affection for Canada and Toronto. Links between Northern Ireland and this part of Canada. Modern links and their importance. Canadian companies and the …
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  • Canada 1999--One Canadian's Perspective
    Canada 1999--One Canadian's Perspective
    Text  Hnatyshyn, The Rt. Hon. Ramon J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 23 Jun 1999, 40-48     Some introductory comments about the meaning of the Empire Club. Caring enough to become involved. Canada internationally. The Commonwealth and what it means. Benefits of Commonwealth for Canada. Some Canadian history. Canada Day. Some of the speaker's personal history with regard to Canada. Recalling some world events with the speaker …
    Text  Hnatyshyn, The Rt. Hon. Ramon J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 23 Jun 1999, 40-48   Some introductory comments about the meaning of the Empire Club. Caring enough to become involved. Canada internationally. The Commonwealth and what it means. Benefits of Commonwealth for Canada. Some Canadian …
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  • Canada's Actions Against Landmines
    Canada's Actions Against Landmines
    Text  Axworthy, The Hon. Lloyd, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 28 Jun 1999, 49-59     The problem of anti-personnel (AP) mines in Kosovo. The dimensions of the threat. The task of Canadian mine-clearning experts in Kosovo. The problems of AP mines in other countries. The UN Mission. Progress made since the conclusion of the Ottawa Convention. The new kind of partnershipamong governments reflected in the …
    Text  Axworthy, The Hon. Lloyd, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 28 Jun 1999, 49-59   The problem of anti-personnel (AP) mines in Kosovo. The dimensions of the threat. The task of Canadian mine-clearning experts in Kosovo. The problems of AP mines in other countries. The …
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  • Creating a Culture of Opportunity in Canada
    Creating a Culture of Opportunity in Canada
    Text  Mayberry, John T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 16 Sep 1999, 60-71     Some personal background. Accomplishing significant change through "group therapy." The need for corporate Canada to change along with Canada's economy. Illustrating how Dofasco has been an integral part of the vital shift to a value-added, knowledge-based economy. The role that steel has to play in Canada's future economic prosperity. Dofasco …
    Text  Mayberry, John T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 16 Sep 1999, 60-71   Some personal background. Accomplishing significant change through "group therapy." The need for corporate Canada to change along with Canada's economy. Illustrating how Dofasco has been an integral part of the …
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  • Volunteers at the Dawn of the 21st Century: A Contemporary Agenda for the Association of Junior Leagues International
    Volunteers at the Dawn of the 21st Century: A Contemporary Agenda for the Association of Junior Leagues International
    Text  Dedecker, Clotilde Perez-Bode, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 21 Sep 1999, 72-83     The Association of Junior Leagues International--what it is and what it does. Voluntarism as an international movement. Some history and background to the Junior League. The speaker's own experience in the Junior League. Some examples of projects undertaken by the Junior League of Toronto, and other Junior Leagues. The empowerment …
    Text  Dedecker, Clotilde Perez-Bode, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 21 Sep 1999, 72-83   The Association of Junior Leagues International--what it is and what it does. Voluntarism as an international movement. Some history and background to the Junior League. The speaker's own experience in …
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  • Can We Save Medicare?
    Can We Save Medicare?
    Text  MacKenzie, Murray, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 23 Sep 1999, 84-91     Medicate as part of something that makes us Canadian. What public opinion surveys tell us about Canadian Medicare. The grim prognosis for Medicare if no changes are made. Some grave facts about health care in Ontario. Ways in which Canada is way behind on the medical high-tech front. Demographic pressure …
    Text  MacKenzie, Murray, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 23 Sep 1999, 84-91   Medicate as part of something that makes us Canadian. What public opinion surveys tell us about Canadian Medicare. The grim prognosis for Medicare if no changes are made. Some grave …
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  • Health Care in Canada
    Health Care in Canada
    Text  Rock, The Hon. Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 30 Sep 1999, 92-105     Keeping our Canadian system of health care. What has to be done to succeed in doing so. First, a commitment. Pros of our system of health care. Differences in cost between the American and Canadian systems of health care. Increased pressure for a parallel private system. What ought to be …
    Text  Rock, The Hon. Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 30 Sep 1999, 92-105   Keeping our Canadian system of health care. What has to be done to succeed in doing so. First, a commitment. Pros of our system of health care. Differences in cost …
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  • Marking a Year of Fundamental Change
    Marking a Year of Fundamental Change
    Text  Cranston, Lynda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 7 Oct 1999, 106-118     This speech is organized under several headings: Introduction; A Legacy from Misfortune; Safety and Managing Risk; Trust Remains Key; Donations: Cornerstone of the System; More change to Come; Conclusion. Issues and topics discussed included the following. Challenges being faced at Canadian Blood Services, created as a result of the crisis …
    Text  Cranston, Lynda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 7 Oct 1999, 106-118   This speech is organized under several headings: Introduction; A Legacy from Misfortune; Safety and Managing Risk; Trust Remains Key; Donations: Cornerstone of the System; More change to Come; Conclusion. Issues …
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  • The Plight of Canadian Small Market Hockey Teams
    The Plight of Canadian Small Market Hockey Teams
    Text  Bremner, Ron, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 14 Oct 1999, 119-126     The National Hockey League. Small market teams. An illustrative anecdote. Putting the game in context with a quote from Ken Dryden. The economics of the game. The issue of salaries. Dollars that the game brings in. Working with government.
    Text  Bremner, Ron, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 14 Oct 1999, 119-126   The National Hockey League. Small market teams. An illustrative anecdote. Putting the game in context with a quote from Ken Dryden. The economics of the game. The issue of salaries. …
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