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ABOUT EMPIRE CLUB

Established in 1903, as a response to Canadian political unrest, the Empire Club ofCanada (ECC) quickly became a leading speakers’ forum. Beginning with speeches to address Canada’s relationships with the British Empire and the United States, the ECCcontinues to tackle issues that affect the lives of Canadians.
The club invites speakers to present various perspectivesincluding those that may not be popular but should be heard. Since its inception, the ECC has hosted 3500prominent Canadian and international leaders, including Prince Edward, the Prince ofWales (later Edward VIII), Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn,Margaret Mead, Christopher Plumber, Roberta Bondar, Maureen Forrester, AdrienneClarkson, Margaret Thatcher, Vladamir Putin and Bill Gates, to name but a few. Topics encompass business, politics, education, trade, labour, culture, international issues, as well as, other relevant topics that emerge.

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Since 1902, we published every speech delivered to its members and guests.

"History obliges us to retain a strong measure of skepticism about the Soviet system" – Ronald Reagan
"A Club of this kind, therefore, has a mission to fulfill as an educative force" – HC Osborne 21/04/1904
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PAST SPEAKERS

His Excellency Jean-Marc Ayrault
Born on January 25, 1950, in Maulévrier (Maineet-Loire), Jean-Marc Ayrault was appointed Prime Minister of France on May 15, 2012, by the President of the Republic of France, François Hollande. A member of the Socialist Party, Jean-MarcAyrault was the Mayor of the city of Nantes(Loire-Atlantique) from 1989 to 2012. He was also the leader of the Socialist […]
David Suzuki
David Suzuki, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way. Dr. Suzuki is a geneticist. He graduated from Amherst College (Massachusetts) in 1958 with an Honours BA […]
Vladimir Putin
The stable and solid basis for co-operation that exists between Russia and Canada. The speaker’s talks with Prime Minister Jean Chretien. An overview of what is occurring in the political and economic fields in the Russian Federation. Russia’s serious advancement in the “gathering” of their Federation. This gathering of the Federation as sthe purpose of […]
Stephen Harper
Ronald Reagan
A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. The President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Canada spoke after the seven-nation Economic Summit which was hosted by Canada. Mr. Mulroney begins with some comments on what was covered at the Summit. Issues include: the Free […]
Roberta Bondar
A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some remarks about the upcoming national Science and Technology Week. Raising awareness of the essential role that science, technology, and engineering play in Canada’s ability to compete internationally and in our quality of life. Corporate sponsors. Some personal anecdotes about […]
Prince Philip
Prince Philip attempts to answer the question, “What makes a mature and responsible citizen?” An historical, theoretical and anecdotal exploration of this issue. Overview of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme: its purpose, features, and need for financial support. The Scheme’s 30th anniversary in Canada.
Pierre Eliot Trudeau
Paul Martin
Michael Igantieff
Margaret Thatcher
  SEPTEMBER 25, 1975 The Heirs of Runnymede AN ADDRESS BY The Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher, P.C., M.P., LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS CHAIRMAN The President, H. Allan Leal, Q.C.Mr. Chairman, Your Honour, Mr. Treasurer, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: this is my first visit to Canada and for me it fulfils […]
Margaret Mead
A clarification that the “Men” in the title refers to Mankind. A brief reference to the speaker’s last trip back to the Pacific where she had previously studied a group of people 25 years ago. Observations and changes 25 years later. The conclusion that “if people are going to have to make a really radical […]
John Diefenbaker
Jean Chretien
Grey Owl
Anecdotes and reminiscences of the speaker’s experiences of travel and survival in the wilderness, and of hunger. The destruction of that great heritage of ours that lies to the north. The north country as the greatest asset that Canadians have. Potential for tourism in the north. Three-quarters of Canada in the hands of the Indians; […]
Dalai Lama
A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A sharing of thoughts and experiences by the speaker with the audience. Some remarks about Tibet and about Buddhism, and about the history of both. Factors such as geography and relations with China which affect Tibet. Personal statements of philosophical […]
Christopher Plummer
Brian Mulroney
A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The future of Canada. Working together on our prosperity and our unity. The need for change. Getting it right. The chance and challenge to create a modern, efficient and dynamic Canada for a new century. Reflecting the diversity of the […]
Billy Graham
A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. Moving toward the dawn of the third millennium. Questioning what kind of world the 21st century will be. The kind of world we are living in. Man-made calamities. Stories of Christian relief organisations. The speaker’s hope for the future. The […]
Audrey Hepburn
Some remarks about the feelings of helplessness and desperation when viewing the world’s misery on television. An alleviation of that feeling through participation in UNICEF and/or similar organizations. Effects of the burden of debt on the poor to become even poorer. What agencies like UNICEF can do. The speaker’s role to inform, and to create […]
Adrienne Clarkson
A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. The offer of “The Clarkson Cup.” The speaker’s person reflections from 6 years of visiting Canadians and travelling through Canada from coast to coast to coast. The speaker’s role. The great diversity of Canada’s geography. The determination to visit as […]
Winston Churchill
The situation in Great Britain not so gloomy. A summary review of the economic position of Great Britain. Difficulties to be overcome. Great Britain growing steadily in wealth, in power, in knowledge, and in strength. The first interest of the British Empire peace. Being careful that the love of peace is not used as a […]
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His Excellency Jean-Marc Ayrault
 
David Suzuki
 
Vladimir Putin
 
Stephen Harper
 
Ronald Reagan
 
Roberta Bondar
 
Prince Philip
 
Pierre Eliot Trudeau
 
Paul Martin
 
Michael Igantieff
 
Margaret Thatcher
 
Margaret Mead
 
John Diefenbaker
 
Jean Chretien
 
Grey Owl
 
Dalai Lama
 
Christopher Plummer
 
Brian Mulroney
 
Billy Graham
 
Audrey Hepburn
 
Adrienne Clarkson
 
Winston Churchill
 

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