Frank Exton LENNARD

LENNARD, Frank Exton

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Wentworth (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 24, 1892
Deceased Date
February 25, 1973
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lennard
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=aa140311-39c9-4ed9-93ea-2a4f9dc89c8e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant, textile dyer

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Wentworth (Ontario)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Wentworth (Ontario)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Wentworth (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Wentworth (Ontario)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Wentworth (Ontario)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Wentworth (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 348)


February 18, 1960

Mr. F. E. Lennard (Wentworth):

Mr

Speaker, I rise for a moment this evening to oppose this bill. The cases both for anc against this bill have been brilliantly anc thoroughly put forward by other hon. members who have spoken this afternoon and thi: evening. I do not have the brilliance to present the situation in the capable way thos( hon. gentlemen did nor do I intend to resor to any repetition of the arguments.

It has been stated that capital punishmen and stiff sentences are not a deterrent. : take issue with that statement. If I may b< allowed some latitude in making a persona reference, I should like to speak about : personal recollection of an event that oc curred in the city of Hamilton some few year, ago. The late Magistrate Burbidge was thei in office. During his tenure of office we ha< several bank robberies without violence ii which the robbers were caught. He gave sue) severe sentences that there was not anothe bank robbery in Hamilton during the remain der of his term of office, if my memory serve me correctly.

I promised not to detain the house thi evening and so I shall make brief referenc to a statement I made last Sunday nigh during the course of a radio broadcast over Hamilton station. On that occasion I said:

Capital punishment is a deterrent and I ai against doing away with it. I feel that if capit; punishment were eliminated in this country would become a battleground for all the thug in our neighbouring countries. They could mov in here with their victims and do their slaughtei ing in Canada because what does a life sentenc mean? It means imprisonment for 10 to 12 to 1 years, and in some cases I have known them 1 be out in 8. Another thing which must alwa; be borne in mind is that our police forces woul have practically no protection whatever in goir about their duties, and a policeman is as dear 1

his family as anyone else is dear to theirs. It is all very well to show leniency but what about the victims?

I am against abolition. I would go so far as to substitute the gas chamber for the gallows but that is as far as I would go.

Mr. Speaker, that was the view I expressed the other evening and that is the view I hold tonight.

Topic:   196U
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July 15, 1959

Mr. Lennard:

Oh.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL GRANTS TO NEWFOUNDLAND
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July 13, 1959

Mr. Lennard:

Mr. Chairman, my reason for making that remark is that the hon. gentleman said that he was not going to take up the time of the committee and was only going to speak for a few minutes. Three-quarters of an hour is quite a few minutes. Personally I do not care. You can go on as long as you like.

Topic:   S912 HOUSE OF COMMONS
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July 13, 1959

Mr. Lennard:

Three-quarters of an hour.

Topic:   S912 HOUSE OF COMMONS
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June 30, 1959

Mr. Lennard:

What is the matter? Are you going to be away next week?

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
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