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Finding a cordial welcome and a generous loyalty to the ideals of Empire in Canada. The success of the British Empire. Something in the British tradition or the British temperament of a special gift for administration. Comments on imperialism. The meaning of Empire: toleration, not tyranny. Examples of toleration in different parts of the Empire. A definition of imperialism. Latter-day imperialists regarding their position in the world as a great trust which they are administering for the benefit of mankind. In that spirit, accepting fresh burdens in the mandates under the League of nations. Being the guardian of order as an honourable profession, but apt to involve one in a row; an example. Tracing the history of the different phases of thought which from time to time have prevailed upon the relations which should subsist between the various members of the Empire. Some early theories. Reference to the speaker's father, who came to Toronto and spoke in 1887. Some words from that speech, and how they illustrate the change in the ideas of the position of the great dominions which had taken place in the period from 1887 to 1905. Since then the Great War, and Canada emerging with the fuller recognition of her enhanced powers, prestige, and title to be considered as a nation. Some words from Sir Robert Borden, 1918. The British Empire, founded upon mutual understanding and sympathy, mutual toleration and mutual support. The speaker's confidence that Canada will never disown the glorious pages in the history of human achievement which we all possess in common.