Karl Kenneth HOMUTH

HOMUTH, Karl Kenneth

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Waterloo South (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 12, 1893
Deceased Date
March 19, 1951
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Kenneth_Homuth
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=21ef4ab0-5bdb-4468-9c93-b860e974eed4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
manufacturer

Parliamentary Career

November 14, 1938 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Waterloo South (Ontario)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Waterloo South (Ontario)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Waterloo South (Ontario)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Waterloo South (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 9 of 466)


April 8, 1948

Mr. HOMUTH:

Was that surprising to you?

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Subtopic:   INVESTIGATION, CONCILIATION AND SETTLEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES
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April 7, 1948

Mr. HOMUTH:

Ask them all.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED PRICE TO COMPENSATE FOR HIGHER FREIGHT RATES
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April 7, 1948

Mr. HOMUTH:

Don't get in too great a rush. I agree wholeheartedly with what has been said by my colleague the hon. member for Calgary West (Mr. Smith); and in his summation of the situation I think he has left no doubt in the minds of hon. members of this house as to where our party stands with respect to the question of freight rates. Let me reiterate what I said the other day, that the responsibility for the elimination of discrimination in freight rates rests with the government, or with this house if you like that better; after all, the government is pretty well the house, and we must accept that fact. Here we have a board set up to hear a certain case. It is in the position of a judge, a tribunal to hear arguments for and against a certain matter. Let me repeat what I said the other day, that the best accountants and the best legal minds in the various provinces were chosen to place this question before that tribunal. They did so. As a result of what they brought forth, the board made a decision.

Members in the house from various sections of the country, east and west, have seen fit to take Ontario and Quebec to task because those provinces were not represented at the hearings. I would say that if those governments had had anything at stake in the hearings they would have been represented.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES-INCREASES ORDERED BY TRANSPORT BOARD-AMENDMENT, MR. COLDWELL
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April 7, 1948

Mr. HOMUTH:

Let me say to the hon. member from Nova Scotia that the people there felt they had something at stake, with the result that they were represented. Ontario and Quebec, on the other hand, were not. But the fact of their attitude and the further fact that they were not represented do not mean that the people of Ontario and Quebec are less union-minded than the people in other provinces. We are just as much interested in this national union as any people could be.

I look back over the years and I can remember various situations which developed where help was needed either in the east or in the west. Never once in the years I have sat in the House of Commons have I heard a member from Ontario or Quebec deny to the other provinces of Canada anything we thought was in the best interests^ of the country. Never have I heard a member from Ontario or Quebec in the days of depression say we should not have done this or have done that for the wheat farmers in the drought areas of western Canada.

I have found that in the House of Commons members have been willing to bury their differences, so far as geographical position was concerned; I have found they have been only to O' willing to do anything which would unite more solidly than ever the various provinces. So I say, when hon. members criticize the two central provinces they are doing something to create national disunity rather than to build unity in Canada.

Let us deal with the problem in a big and broad way, considering what is best and in the interests of the country. Again I say: Certainly there are discriminatory rates. I have no hesitation in saying I do not think a man who lives in Lethbridge, Regina or Edmonton should have to pay $200 or $250 more for a Chevrolet than I pay for one in Ontario.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES-INCREASES ORDERED BY TRANSPORT BOARD-AMENDMENT, MR. COLDWELL
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April 7, 1948

Mr. HOMUTH:

The old cow does not object.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES-INCREASES ORDERED BY TRANSPORT BOARD-AMENDMENT, MR. COLDWELL
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