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 4 of 144)


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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March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

Any questions?

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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:

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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March 5, 1948

Mr. LACOMBE:

It is a shame. It is a challenge to the pride of a free and sovereign country. How long shall we follow in London's wake? A century ago, under the union government, things went differently Since we took part in imperialistic wars we have gone back one hundred years to the status of colony. If we continue to bend under the yoke of slavery and domination, some will lose all notion of patriotism; in fact, they have already done away with it to give allegiance to a foreign country whose flag still flies over Canada.

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