Registration is now available for The Churchill Centre’s 2012 conference in Toronto 11-14 October.
In his History of the English Speaking Peoples, Churchill wrote that the prime aim of the American “War Hawks,” led by Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, during the War of 1812 “…was to seize Canada and establish American sovereignty throughout the whole Northern continent.” Of course this didn’t happen and Churchill concluded that the result of the war “was solid and enduring: “
“The war was a turning-point in the history of Canada. Many disagreements were still to shake Anglo-American relations. Thirty years later in the dispute over the possession of Oregon vast territories were involved and there was a threat of war. But henceforward the world was to see a three-thousand mile international frontier between Canada and the United States undefended by men or guns.”
The relationship between the U.S. and Canada has indeed been unique among neighboring international states and one that Churchill frequently reflected upon during his long life. Our 29th International Churchill Conference will focus on the evolution of this relationship as viewed through Churchill’s eyes. Churchill was as much an amateur historian as he was a politician and leader. His writings and speeches on America and Canada will focus our conversations and panel sessions. And, we have convened an impressive array of specialists–British, Canadian and U.S.–all of whom will enlighten, entertain and engage us with their presentations.
Join with us in beautiful Toronto and enjoy the vibrant nightlife, stunning architecture, great museums, galleries and theatres, wonderful vintage stores, and luxury shops. The city has 7,000 restaurants offering a range of cuisines to suit every taste. There is much to explore and see in this world class city. We know you won’t be disappointed.
Discover all the things to do in Toronto. You’ll find an abundance of vibrant nightlife, stunning architecture, great museums, galleries & theatre, wonderful vintage stores, luxury shops and everything in between
-Laurence S. Geller, Chairman of the Board & Randy Barber, Chairman, 29th International Churchill Conference