Almonte Douglas ALKENBRACK

ALKENBRACK, Almonte Douglas

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Frontenac--Lennox and Addington (Ontario)
Birth Date
June 2, 1912
Deceased Date
March 19, 1998
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almonte_Alkenbrack
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6c2a8fd1-9da1-4aed-a42b-4397a4b199ac&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lumberman

Parliamentary Career

June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Prince Edward--Lennox (Ontario)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Prince Edward--Lennox (Ontario)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Prince Edward--Lennox (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Frontenac--Lennox and Addington (Ontario)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Frontenac--Lennox and Addington (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Frontenac--Lennox and Addington (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 170)


March 15, 1979

Mr. A. D. Alkenbrack (Frontenac-Lennox and Addington):

Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight pursuant to my motion of February 22 and my question to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and Minister of State for Science and Technology (Mr. Gillespie) on March 1 as reported in Hansard at page 3712, which reads as follows:

In view of the apparent sustained energy problems in motive power that now exist in this country, will the minister and the government devise some form of cash incentives program which could offer national prizes to encourage our inventors and scientists to develop and attain more efficient uses of fossil fuels as motive power and also to develop alternate sources of energy for the same purpose?

The minister's answer that day was as follows:

Mr. Speaker, I will be very pleased to take that representation under consideration and to discuss the specifics of it with the hon. member.

I am glad that the minister indicated his willingness to pursue this proposition further, and I am pleased and proud to be the prime mover of this action, provided something is done about it soon. As I stand in my place tonight in this House, I am confident that what I propose will be done, if not by this government then by the next one.

The pockets and basins of petroleum in our old mother earth are certainly limited and are of an unrenewable nature. To depend on petroleum with a protracted attitude into the twenty-first century would be a foolhardy policy. Indeed, we are told by those we hire to inform us that we are close to a crisis in supply vis-a-vis consumption. We now talk of rationing petroleum fuel, six-day weeks for automobiles, and laws forbidding Sunday driving. I believe in self-reliance in individuals as well as nations, and I believe we can rely on Canadians to come up with solutions to our fuel problems, if we adopt the right policies nationally. For these reasons I propose that we do what was proposed in my question, that we set up a generous fund, with guidelines, rules and provisions included, which would give certain national cash prizes and cash awards for the accomplishment of certain fuel saving and fuel inventive goals. We would ask our young and old Canadian inventors,

Topic:   PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic:   ENERGY-CASH INCENTIVES PROGRAM TO PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATE SOURCES OF ENERGY
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March 13, 1979

Mr. A. D. Alkenbrack (Frontenac-Lennox and Addington):

Mr. Speaker, because of the established strength and greatness of this country, this broad Dominion of Canada, I would not have thought it necessary that any member of the House should take up time on this or any other day in an effort to change the name of our great national holiday, Dominion Day, which was laid down by the Fathers of Confederation, to some other name. I am proud to speak on behalf of most of the citizens of the constituency of Frontenac-Lennox and Addington who prefer to maintain the name "Dominion Day".

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' PUBLIC BILLS
Subtopic:   HOLIDAYS ACT
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March 13, 1979

Mr. Alkenbrack:

This private member's bill with its negative purpose, put forward by the hon. member for Vaudreuil (Mr. Herbert), reminds me that this is a day and age in which being erratic is as common as anything. The hon. member is acting in a manner which is consistent only with the erratic legislative records of the Trudeau government. The Liberals pretend to espouse and talk of unity, but out of their perfidy comes a bill like the bill before us, described as an act respecting national unity. I would draw attention to the word "respecting". I realize time is limited, but I thought I might sum up my feelings by quoting the words of a respected man who died many years ago, a man who adopted Canada as his country. I speak of that great Scottish-Canadian poet, Robert Reid.

Many members may recall this poem from their school days, and I am glad to place some of it upon our record because it best describes the love we should bear for our country, its sublime beauty, principles, and origins. Written in 1910, the poem begins as follows:

Sing me a song of the great Dominion!

Soul-felt words for a patriot's ear!

Ring out boldly the well-turned measure,

Voicing your notes that the world may hear;

Here is no starveling-Heaven forsaken-

Shrinking aside where the Nations throng;

Proud as the proudest moves she among them-

Worthy is she of a noble song!

There are a number of stanzas but I have time only to quote the first lines. The second verse begins, "Sing me the might of

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the giant mountains;" the third with, "Sing me the calm of her tranquil forests." In short, Canada, a dominion it is-a dominion let it remain.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' PUBLIC BILLS
Subtopic:   HOLIDAYS ACT
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March 1, 1979

Mr. A. D. Alkenbrack (Frontenac-Lennox and Addington):

Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and Minister of State for Science and Technology. It is pursuant to my motion in this House last Thursday.

In view of the apparent sustained energy problems in motive power that now exist in this country, will the minister and the government devise some form of cash incentives program which could offer national prizes to encourage our inventors and scientists to develop and attain more efficient uses of fossil fuels as motive power and also to develop alternate sources of energy for the same purpose?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CASH INCENTIVES PROGRAM TO PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATE SOURCES OF ENERGY
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February 22, 1979

Mr. A. D. Alkenbrack (Frontenac-Lennox and Addington):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to request the unanimous consent of the House to introduce a motion dealing with an important matter of pressing necessity to our national transportation problems.

The establishment of a government in Iran that is unfriendly to the western world has increased the threat of an oil shortage in North America in the not-too-distant future, and places a burden on all of us to encourage our scientists to come up with alternate sources of energy and better applications of fossil fuels. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Fraser Valley East (Mr. Patterson):

That the House unanimously approve a motion to have the federal government devise some form of cash incentive program and national prizes from lottery funds to encourage our inventors and scientists to develop more efficient uses of fossil fuels, especially as motive power, and also to develop alternate sources of energy for motive power.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CALL FOR CASH INCENTIVES TO PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATE SOURCES OF ENERGY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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