Liguori LACOMBE

LACOMBE, Liguori, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Independent
Constituency
Laval--Two Mountains (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 17, 1895
Deceased Date
April 13, 1957
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liguori_Lacombe
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=86a624bc-69e6-4134-9a05-ba60c0113aab&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Laval--Two Mountains (Quebec)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Laval--Two Mountains (Quebec)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Laval--Two Mountains (Quebec)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
IND
  Laval--Two Mountains (Quebec)
June 11, 1945 - July 12, 1948
IND
  Laval--Two Mountains (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 144)


March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

Here is the first paragraph of the statement attributed to the Mounted Police:

On December 2, 1947, the Minister of External Affairs requested the Minister of Justice to instruct the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to ascertain the then location of the missing Polish art treasures and further, if the missing articles were located, to endeavour to keep ithe same under surveillance until a decision could be reached as to what action might be taken by the Polish legation.

"As to what action might be taken by the Polish legation". If words still convey a meaning, then this means that the Polish legation in Canada was and still is considered by the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. St. Laurent) as having full power to dispose of the Polish art treasures.

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March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

Any questions?

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March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

I beg my hon. friend to keep cool and not to interrupt me before knowing at least what I am going to say.

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March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

Hoes this mean that the Secretary of State for External Affairs, who maintains an embassy to Tito's but denies one to the Vatican, would hand over to the communist government of Poland those religious , art possessions, many of which belong to the church of that country? Nobody knows!

In a state of doubt and uncertainty, I feel personally much more reassured on this point by the attitude of the Quebec premier than by the attitude of the Secretary of State for External Affairs.

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March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

Such has been the unspeakable attitude taken by the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Together with the Minister of Justice (Mr. Ilsley), he ordered the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to locate the Polish treasures, priceless sacred vases, church vestments and frescoes, the property of the Polish church, at the very moment when His Holiness Pope Pius XII had issued a solemn condemnation against atheistic communism. And now that he finds himself in this mess of his own making, what right has he to protest against the words uttered by the Quebec premier?

Mr. Speaker, I marvel at your patience, a virtue which I suppose I may be said to share with you, but I would ask that order be maintained in the house.

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