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 3 of 144)


March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

Shall we infer-

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March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

No one conscious of the dangers now threatening the world can share the minister's indignation. Why should we be so actively sympathetic towards Stalin's henchmen and so eager to co-operate with Poland's communistic regime? Yet, however strange the government's attitude in this case, it will not surprise anyone. We are now accustomed to their policy of laissez-faire. Moreover, the Secretary of State for External Affairs appointed an ambassador to Yugoslavia, whose government has persecuted the primate of the Catholic church, Archbishop Stepinac, a martyr whom they chained in a cell, after a mock trial, and whose only fault was that he defended his church and his flock.

Mr. Speaker, I beg you to restore order in the house.

Why not close our embassy in the land of Tito, that Stalin No. 2, and establish one instead at the Vatican?

Why not appoint an ambassador to the Vatican where the great and august pontiff is asserting himself as the champion of true liberty, charity and peace?

We are witnessing a never-ending series of deplorable deeds both in the national and the international spheres as well as reprehensible omissions; yet, anyone in full possession of hi3 spirits, unless he is blinded: by direct prejudice, will admit that only aberration or unjustified apprehension is preventing the government from fulfilling a sacred duty, towards Canada and civilization, which is threatened: from all sides.

The government allowed the communist party to broadcast. Within hearing of the whole world, Tim Buck smeared his country. The CBC allows Stalin's agents to use its airlanes. In 1940 and since, the CBC, which is the government's jack of all trades, prevented me from speaking over its network, though my script had been passed by the censorship division. The Corporation is but the servile tool of the government, its master's servant. In allowing communist speeches to be broadcast, the government unconsciously promoted the organization of a whole spy network in Russia's interest. We have not seen the last of this gang of spies which is a real adder's nest. No stone must be .left unturned in an attempt to destroy it. The

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best method would be to ban the Labour Progressive party which is, to all intents and purposes, the communist party in Canada.

Mr. Speaker, the time has come to unmask the baseness as well as the sins of commission and omission of public men whom the lying and white-washing propaganda of a partisan press attempts to boost to the highest pinnacle. The time has come to expose the exaggerated reputation of the so-called demigods that a CBC sponsored legend surrounds with complacent admiration. The time has come to unmask these patriotic puppets whose heart is in London while their shell remains in Canada.

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March 5, 1948

Mr. LIGUORI LACOMBE (Laval-Two Mountains):

When the debate adjourned last night, I was stating that, in view of the events which have just taken place, it was not suprising to see that the communist party remained legal in Canada.

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March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

I respect your opinion, but so should you respect mine.

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March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

The time has come

properly to deal with the standard bearers of military and financial imperialism in this country. The hon. member for Beauhamois-Laprairie (Mr. Raymond) was perfectly justified yesterday when he expressed his utter contempt for the behaviour of those contented imperialists who prove so costly to this country. Canada is ruled not from Ottawa but from London. When recently parliament

requested that light be shed on the ill-fated Hong Kong expedition, the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) answered that London would not allow him to do so. Since when must a sovereign country kneel before a foreign nation and beg its consent to account for the blood of their own sons killed in a struggle where only valour could compensate for a lack of training, strategy and equipment directly attributable to a foreign government.

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