William LESICK

LESICK, William, B.Sc.Pharm.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Edmonton East (Alberta)
Birth Date
June 10, 1923
Deceased Date
September 9, 2011
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lesick
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a63345e1-efc2-4814-bbe0-a0f4b30c3504&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
pharmacist

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Edmonton East (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 38)


September 27, 1988

Mr. William G. Lesick (Edmonton East):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 106 I have the honour and pleasure to present a petition on behalf of 44 petitioners of Edmonton. The petitioners, the undersigned residents of Canada, avail themselves of their ancient and undoubted right to present a grievance common to your petitioners in the certain assurance that this honourable House will provide a remedy.

They say that Canada is a nation of many cultures gathered and living in freedom and that in Eastern Europe there are still many nations of people dominated against their wills by oppressive Communist regimes. These nations are continually struggling against their oppressor to regain their rightful democratic freedoms.

Therefore, the undersigned humbly pray and call upon Parliament to recognize the struggle of these oppressed people and actively pursue a policy to alleviate their oppression through helpful programs and representations to the oppressive Soviet regime.

This petition is certified correct as to form.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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September 27, 1988

Mr. William G. Lesick (Edmonton East):

Mr. Speaker, the second petition I have is also addressed to the Government of

September 27, 1988

Order Paper Questions

Canada. The petitioners urge the Government to exert immediate pressure on the Polish Government to begin a dialogue on the authentic representative of the Polish workers, Solidarity, and not to use force in the current wave of strikes in Poland as an effort by the Polish people led by Solidarity to solve the country's problems without violence.

This petition is signed by 184 residents of Edmonton. This petition was not certified correct.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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September 21, 1988

Mr. William G. Lesick (Edmonton East):

Mr. Speaker, tomorrow, September 22, 1988, will be a day of significance in Edmonton. At noon we will witness the official opening of Canada Place in Edmonton. The building is a blend of award winning architectural design, leadership by Trizec Corporation, construction by Ellis-Don, and dedication and work by 1,500 Edmontonians.

This structure will house 29 federal government Departments, the most important being the head office of the Western Diversification Office, as well as 3,200 employees. Canada Place also has shops, a conference room, a National Film Board theatre, fountains, restaurants, and day care facilities. The downtown core will be revitalized with the addition of 1,000 parking stalls which are desperately needed by the Convention Centre.

This building represents a new start; a new era of reliance on the private sector to do what it does best; a new era of cooperation between government and industry; a new method of building financing at a time when government dollars were tight and construction jobs were desperately needed. The presence of the federal Government in Edmonton will now be fully recognized with the magnificent $150 million Canada Place. It is a beautiful building for a beautiful city which I am proud to represent.

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Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS
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September 20, 1988

Mr. William G. Lesick (Edmonton East):

Mr. Speaker, Albertans are pleased to learn that Nellie Mildred Carlson of Edmonton is a 1988 Persons Award recipient, one of only five across Canada.

The Persons Award recognizes outstanding contributions toward improving the status of women in Canada by celebrating the efforts of five well-known Alberta women pioneers; Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlley, and Henrietta Muir Edwards. These Five outstanding pioneer Alberta women were instrumental in petitioning constitutional amendments in 1929 to allow women to be appointed to the Senate.

Nellie Carlson has been a dedicated promoter of native women's rights in Alberta. Albertans are justly proud of the historical contributions Alberta women have made to Canadian society.

September 20, 1988

Topic:   STATUS OF WOMEN
Subtopic:   PERSONS AWARD RECIPIENT NELLIE CARLSON
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September 14, 1988

Mr. Lesick:

I will, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BROADCASTING ACT
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