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Vladimir Putin

Wakefield, Sir Charles; Howarth, Sir Arthur; Stewart, Dr.; Spender, Harold

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A complimentary dinner for a British Delegation who had visited the United States and presented statues of Pitt, Burke and Bryce to the American people. The Empire Club of Canada, on their arrival in Toronto, tendered a complimentary dinner in the King Edward Hotel. Some of the delegates spoke briefly. Sir Charles Wakefield: A personal note that "no people have ever gripped my heart so much as the people of Toronto." Sir Arthur Howarth: Sir Arthur described himself as "the scene shifter," referred to the work of the women on both sides of the Atlantic during the war, and spoke of the bravery of the Canadians during the war. He also gave a personal account of a visit with his daughter to the Northwest. Dr. Stewart, representative of the United States, and of the Sulgrave Institute in America: Dr. Stewart described in detail the work of the Sulgrave Institution, as he had done in his address before the Empire Club in 1921. He referred to the unity that had prevailed during the war between the U.S. and British troops, and to the destructive forces now at work to weaken or break the ties of unity between the two great Anglo-Saxon nations. Mr. Harold Spender: A few paragraphs from Mr. Spender's address are quoted. Mr. Spender was introduced as a distinguished journalist and a well-known writer of biographies. He spoke about Canada, Canadians, and our relationship to the British Empire.