Lawrence Wilton SKEY

SKEY, Lawrence Wilton, B.Comm.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Trinity (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 29, 1911
Deceased Date
May 8, 1977
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Skey
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3e03759e-dc20-4a10-96de-950b5dc8cd5b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, soldier

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Trinity (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 115)


April 25, 1949

1. What subcontracts have been issued on the Ford hotel project in Montreal?

2. To whom have they been issued?

3. For what work?

4. At what prices?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FORD HOTEL, MONTREAL, SUBCONTRACTS
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April 7, 1949

Mr. Skey:

Mr. Chairman, when the house rose last night I was endeavouring to turn the discussion on this item back to the Royal Canadian Air Force and its future commitments, as well as the policies and plans under which it is being governed at the present time. Before I continue with some remarks on that subject, I should like to make this observation. I should like nothing that is being said today by way of recommendations that we might be willing to back as a party to be construed in any shape or form by our political enemies or by the communists in Canada as anything in the nature of aggressive intent. For anyone to consider that Canada might at any time be aggressive or that our defence policies might be so directed would be utterly ridiculous. We are a country of twelve million people. Our peace-loving policies have been followed throughout the entire history of this country. Anything we might have to say, Mr. Chairman, is purely directed-

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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April 7, 1949

Mr. Skey:

Yes-future commitments. I am recommending to the government that its policy be so directed that it will develop in Canada a fighter force capable of defending this country and the people in it. Sweden, which is a country about half the size of Canada, has a modern fighter force. The Swedes are a peace-loving people, just as we are. They have no aggressive intent anywhere, but they have a fighter force of 300 modern machines.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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April 7, 1949

Mr. Skey:

I can tell you, sir, in just a few words. Future commitments with regard to the Royal Canadian Air Force have to do with the type of aircraft used and the type of expenditure made by this department. They have to do with the question whether the people of Canada will be assured of adequate measures for defence. We know at the moment that there are only about seventy-five modern fighting machines in Canada. With the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent since the war, our country has only seventy-five Vampires-the only modern fighting machine in Canada. My remarks are directed toward the government to the end that their future commitments will be more intelligent than they have been in the past.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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April 7, 1949

Mr. Skey:

Does the minister know how many flying hours each plane had?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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