June 14, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

I should like to call the
attention of the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) to a dispatch in the Toronto Daily Star, June 8, from Guelph, in which it is stated that Judge T. M. Costello of Goderich in recommending that certain people should receive naturalization certificates warned them that they should not join any communistic or socialistic parties. "Keep away from them, because they are trying to teach you something that is not good for either you or me to know," he is reported as saying. I should like to ask whether it is proper for a judge to participate in this way in distinctly political affairs.

Topic:   JUDGE T. M. COSTELLO REPORTED WARNING TO RECIPIENTS OP NATURALIZATION CERTIFICATES NOT TO JOIN COMMUNISTIC OR SOCIALISTIC PARTIES
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