Mr. Speaker, it is an enormous honour to rise today in my place to pay tribute to a veteran, a war hero and a truly lovely human being.
Major (Retired) Charles Goodman, CD, is a constituent of mine and has an extraordinary and distinguished war record. He was part of the Normandy invasion on D-Day. He and his wife Nancy just recently travelled to the Netherlands to be part of the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Canadian role in liberating the Netherlands. Charles Goodman, known as Chic, was one of the selected speakers for the commemoration of Canada’s role, particularly his role, in the liberation of the Westerbork concentration camp in the Netherlands. He played such an incredible role in battle after battle, in country after country that the French government last year chose to bestow upon him its Legion of Honour and highest award.
It is an honour to be his MP and a greater honour to be his friend.