January 27, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Karl Kenneth Homuth

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HOMUTH:

And a lot more of you are going the same way too. This is what Mr. R. K. Serviss, the Liberal candidate, said at his nomination meeting:
"It is my belief," the mayor continued, "that the urban workers particularly in the textile and shoe industries must have adequate protection. We in Ontario are the big brother among the provinces of Canada. If we are going down into our pockets to help sustain the free trader prairie provinces by subsidizing their wheat at 30 cents a bushel, the farmer in Ontario whose province is contributing 47 per cent of the total revenue to the dominion treasury is entitled to some consideration too. These same free traders be they Liberal, Conservative or bolshevik must give consideration to the working men and women in Waterloo South. They must make their contribution by permitting an adequate tariff for the protection of the workers."

Listen to this. This is the prime piece of the whole platform on which the gentleman ran:
"The two greatest problems in our country to-day," said the speaker, "are relief and the railway problem, and we will never solve the latter problem until you get a man like Mitch Hepburn at Ottawa to do the job for you."

Topic:   GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH
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