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Speeches

Autonomy and independence movementsInsurance, Unemployment
Canada -- Politics and government -- 1867-1896International trade
Canadian Pacific RailwayLand mines
Civil rightsManitoba School Question
Cold WarMilitary policy
The CommonwealthNationalism
CommunismNative people
ConstitutionNatural resources
DiscriminationNew Brunswick School Act
EducationNewfoundland
ElectionsOctober Crisis, 1970
EulogiesOfficial Languages Act
Expo 67Reciprocity
Finance, PublicRiel Rebellion, 1885
FlagsWorld War, 1914-1918
French languageWorld War, 1939-1945
Great Britain -- Colonies

Autonomy and independence movements

  • Trudeau.  Speech at the Paul Sauvé Arena, Montreal, May 14, 1980.
  • Campbell.  Notes for an address at the Progressive Conservative Brunch, Montreal, August 22, 1993.
  • Chrétien.  Address to the nation, October 25, 1995.

Canada -- Politics and government -- 1867-1896

  • Mackenzie.  Reform government in the Dominion, 1877.
  • Abbott.  Speech before the Senate, June 17, 1891.

Canadian Pacific Railway

  • Macdonald.  Speech before the House of Commons, January 17, 1881.
  • Abbott.  Speech before the Senate, March 1, 1892.

Civil rights

  • Diefenbaker.  Address to the Canadian Club of Ottawa, November 24, 1960.

Cold War

  • St. Laurent.  Consequences of the Cold War for Canada, March 27, 1950.

Commonwealth

  • Meighen.  Speech before the House of Commons, April 27, 1921.
  • Diefenbaker.  Address on what the Commonwealth represents, March 30, 1962.

Communism

  • St. Laurent.  The preservation of civilization: address delivered at the autumn convocation of the University of Toronto, October 27, 1950.

Constitution

  • Mulroney.  Report on the First Ministers' Meeting at Meech Lake, May 1, 1987. [Audio excerpt available]
  • Trudeau.  Remarks at the Proclamation Ceremony, April 17, 1982.

Discrimination

  • Diefenbaker.  Notes for a dinner speech at Temple Emmanuel, Montreal, February 14, 1962.

Education

  • Campbell.  Address to the Confederation Club of Kitchener, Ont,, August 16, 1993. [Audio excerpt available]

Elections

  • Macdonald.  The Dominion campaign!: Sir John Macdonald on the questions at issue before the people: the Premier's great speech before the workingmen of Toronto, May 30, 1881.
  • Meighen.  Speech before the House of Commons, February 15, 1921.
  • Meighen.  The great issue to be resolved: the time has come to render a clear verdict: September 30, 1921.
  • St-Laurent.  Speech at the opening of the general election campaign, May 9, 1949.
  • Clark.  Declaration, December 13, 1979.
  • Turner.  News conference to call an election, July 9, 1984. [Audio excerpt available]
  • Campbell.  Notes for a statement, Ottawa, September 8, 1993.

Eulogies

  • Clark.  Text of the eulogy delivered at the burial of the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker, Saskatoon, August 22, 1979.
  • Chrétien.  Tribute to the Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau, House of Commons, September 29, 2000.

Expo 67

  • Pearson.  Remarks at the opening of Expo '67, Montreal, April 27, 1967.

Finance, Public

  • Bowell.  Speech before the Senate, August 26, 1896.
  • Bennett.  Speech before the House of Commons, June 19, 1935.
  • Clark.  Speech to the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, December 13, 1979.
  • Clark.  Notes for a speech before the Vancouver Canadian Club, August 31, 1979.

Flags

  • Pearson.  Address on the inauguration of the national flag of Canada, February 15, 1965.

French language

  • Pearson.  Speech to the Congress of the Association des hebdomadaires de langue française du Canada, August 17, 1963.
  • Chrétien.  Notes for a Speech, Opening Ceremony of the Francophonie Summit, Cotonou, Benin, December 2, 1995.

Great Britain -- Colonies

  • Bowell.  Proceedings of the Colonial Conference, June 28-July 9, 1894.

Insurance, Unemployment

  • Bennett.   The premier speaks to the people, January 2, 1935.
  • Bennett.  Speech before the House of Commons, January 29, 1935.

International trade

  • Mackenzie.  Speech given in Dundee, Scotland, July 13, 1875.
  • Diefenbaker.  Address on the nation's business, June 30, 1960.
  • Mulroney.  Notes for a speech to the Economic Club of New York, December 10, 1984.
  • Chrétien.  Speech at a Forum on the Global Economy, June 14, 1995.

Land mines

  • Chrétien.  Speech at the Treaty-Signing Conference for the Global Ban on Anti-Personnel Landmines, Ottawa, December 3, 1997.

Manitoba School Question

  • Thompson.  Speech before the House of Commons, June 28, 1892.
  • Thompson.  Speech before the House of Commons, March 6, 1893.
  • Bowell.  Speech before the Senate, July 11, 1895.
  • Tupper.  Speech before the House of Commons, April 14, 1896.
  • Tupper.  Speech before the House of Commons, March 3, 1896.

Military policy

  • Laurier.  Speech before the House of Commons, March 13, 1900.
  • Laurier.  Speech before the House of Commons, November 29, 1910.
  • Borden.  Speech before the House of Commons, December 5, 1912.

Nationalism

  • Pearson.  Address to the Empire Club at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, October 15, 1964.
  • Campbell.  Notes for an address, Signal Hill, Newfoundland, July 1, 1993.
  • Campbell.  Notes for an address in Vancouver, July 1, 1993.

Native people

  • Mulroney.  Opening statement at the First Ministers' Conference on the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples, April 2  -  3, 1985

Natural resources

  • Borden.  Speech at the Directors' Luncheon, Central Canada Exhibition, Ottawa, September 9, 1918.

New Brunswick School Act

  • Mackenzie.  Speech before the House of Commons, March 10, 1875.

Newfoundland

  • St-Laurent.  Address on the entry of Newfoundland into Confederation, April 1, 1949.

October Crisis, 1970

  • Trudeau.  Notes for a national broadcast, October 16, 1970.

Official Languages Act

  • Trudeau.  Statement on the introduction of the Official Languages Bill, October 17, 1968.

Reciprocity

  • Laurier.  Speech before the House of Commons, March 7, 1911.

Riel Rebellion, 1885

  • Macdonald.  Speech before the House of Commons, July 6, 1885.

World War, 1914-1918

  • Borden.  Speech before the Canadian Club of Halifax, December 18, 1914.
  • Borden.  Speech before the Canadian Club at Winnipeg, December 29, 1914.
  • Borden.  Appeal for national service, October 23, 1916.
  • Borden.  Speech before the House of Commons, May 18, 1917.

World War, 1939-1945

  • King.  Address on the national security plebiscite, April 7, 1942.
  • King.  Canada and the war: manpower and a total war effort: national selective service broadcast, August 19, 1942.
  • King.  Canada and the war: temperance and a total war effort, national selective service broadcast, December 16, 1942.

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