Tom GOODE

GOODE, Tom

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Burnaby--Richmond (British Columbia)
Birth Date
November 9, 1902
Deceased Date
September 12, 1983
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Goode_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a66de47c-bf96-4e4e-ab1b-c2984f84a217&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
sales manager

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Burnaby--Richmond (British Columbia)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Burnaby--Richmond (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 77 of 77)


October 28, 1949

Mr. T. H. Goode (Burnaby-Richmond):

Mr. Speaker, like one of the members from Newfoundland who preceded me, I am going to speak for only about two minutes. My reason for rising is that I represent perhaps the largest fishing town in Canada. Steveston not only has more fishing boats operating out of it than any other community; it also has the largest canned fish factory in Canada. But more than anything else I rose to congratulate the minister, who comes from British Columbia, because of the confidence this legislation will give the fishing industry in general. I believe we catch the best fish in the world, but it is something else to sell the best fish in the world; and I think that is what this bill will help us do. Most of the men who fish in my part of the country are veterans, who have thousands of dollars tied up in their boats and equipment, and the confidence this legislation will give them will be a great thing not only for the industry in general but for these men and others like them throughout Canada.

Topic:   PROVINCIAL LIBRA VICTORIA, B. C. HOUSE OF COMMONS
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October 19, 1949

Mr. Goode:

Will the hon. member permit a question?

Topic:   EDUCATION
Subtopic:   EQUALIZING OF OPPORTUNITY
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October 7, 1949

Mr. Goode:

The statement has been made that veterans would prefer to go to hospitals other than veterans hospitals. That is not the fact. Along with many other hon. members of the house, I am a member of the Canadian Legion. We believe the department is doing its best to provide for the veterans. I do not believe in my experience with the Legion in the Vancouver area that there has ever been a case where a veteran has definitely decided to go to some hospital other than Shaughnessy. I do know of some boys in Shaughnessy who have not been able to pay for their hospital accommodation for some time. One of the boys I visited the day before I came east is dying of tuberculosis. His hospital rate is $9.75 a day, but he will never be expected to pay it. And the hon. member who asks that question very well knows it.

No one is fairer to the veterans than is this department, whether it be in hospitalization or in any other particular. I resent the implication that the department would ask the veteran in hospital to pay the $9.75, if he were unable to pay it.

Supply-Veterans Affairs

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
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October 6, 1949

Mr. T. H. Goode (Burnaby-Richmond):

May

, Mr. Speaker, perhaps add a little bit of iractical experience to this debate, inasmuch is I have just left a school board in British Columbia and am now an active member of ;he parent-teacher association. I do not ;hink it is the attitude of the parent-teacher issociation to condemn every child who reads :rime comics and every mother and father >f such a child; because it is my experience hat a child only reflects the ability of that nother and father to take care of their home.

do not believe that crime magazines will :ver hurt the child whose mother and father ake an intelligent view of these comics, >ecause if the mother and father handle the lituation properly, as I handle it in my home,

' do not think any child will come to any larm through them. They are not a good hing, and we know that fact. But that is lot the idea.

Through no fault of their own, perhaps, here are some kiddies who have come into he juvenile courts; and I have been able to ;it in those courts with the permission of :ertain law enforcement officers. I have found hat because the mothers and fathers did not ake the proper interest in these children hese so-called crime comics have affected the ives of these young people. In every case where crime comics have been mentioned in he juvenile court, I find that it has usually seen the case that the mother and father did lot take enough interest in their children to ;top them from using these books.

The other day I went into one of the stores n Ottawa to see just how bad the situation was here. In the store 46 different kinds of

Criminal Code

this trash were offered for sale. This is the offal of the magazine trade. No one should have to buy it. No one should be able to buy it. But I find that, unless some of these magazine stands buy these books, they cannot buy the national magazines that they need to keep going. Within the last two or three days I have been told that it is also true -and it is true in British Columbia-that, unless the magazine dealers here handle these magazines to the extent of a certain percentage per month, they cannot buy the magazines from which they make their money to pay their fuel and rent bills. These are not the so-called "crime does not pay" magazines; I find they include Crime and Punishment, and Crime of Women. In this are depicted women of ill repute standing in rather suggestive attitudes. That is a fine model for our young people to look at! There are Women Outlaws and True Mystery. This latter is the most filthy book that I have ever seen on a magazine stand.

Topic:   S82 HOUSE OF COMMONS
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October 6, 1949

Mr. Goode:

The hon. member can read it after I am through with it. But for young ladies and young gentlemen to read this type of magazine is pitiful in a civilized country. I believe the principle of the bill introduced by the hon. member for Kamloops (Mr. Fulton) is good. I believe its intent is good. I do not know that this bill can be sustained in law. I would have to take advice from the Minister of Justice (Mr. Garson) on that point. But if there is anything I can do to suggest to the Minister of Justice that some type of bill be put through so that the law can be made conclusive and so that our provincial attorneys general can be successful in getting convictions in these cases, then I will say for myself and for every mother and father in this country: Thank God.

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