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Historical Highlights

The Empire Club of Canada has provided a thought leadership platform for numerous dignitaries, state and community leaders, and icons of culture and society over its 118-year history.

Click on the individual’s name below to uncover details about their keynote address at the Empire Club.

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The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper

Former Prime Minister of Canada

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Audrey Hepburn

British Actress

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Vladimir Putin

President of Russia

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Dr. Roberta Bondar

Canadian Astronaut

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Christopher Plummer

Canadian Actor

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Maureen Forrester

Canadian Singer

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Brian Mulroney

Former Prime Minister of Canada

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Michael Ignatieff

Canadian Author and Former Politician

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Margaret Thatcher

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Hon. Pierre Trudeau

Former Prime Minister of Canada

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Tenzin Gyatso

14th Dalai Lama
(The Highest Spiritual Leader of Tibet)

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Hal Jackman

Canadian Businessman and Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

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Billy Graham

American Evangelist

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Adrienne Clarkson

Former Governor General of Canada

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Ronald Reagan

Former President of the United States of America

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Jean-Marc Ayrault

Former Prime Minister of France

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Jean Chretien

Former Prime Minister of Canada

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Bill Gates

American Business Magnate, Software Developer, Investor, Author and Philanthropist

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Mark Carney

Former Governor of the Bank of England

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Winston Churchill

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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John Diefenbaker

Former Prime Minister of Canada

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Indira Gandhi

Former Prime Minister of India

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Paul Martin

Former Prime Minister of Canada