William Charles Good

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William Charles Good
William Charles Good.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brant
In office
1921–1925
Preceded by John Harold
Succeeded by Franklin Smoke
Personal details
Born (1876-02-24)February 24, 1876
near Brantford, Ontario
Died November 16, 1967(1967-11-16) (aged 91)
Paris, Ontario
Political party Progressive Party of Canada

William Charles (W.C.) Good (February 24, 1876 – November 16, 1967) was a Canadian politician and leader of the farmers' and co-operative movement in Canada.

Good joined the executive of the Farmers' Association in 1904. A proponent of farmers' unity, he founded the Canadian Council of Agriculture in 1909 with Ernest Charles Drury and E. A. Partridge and helped organize the United Farmers of Ontario and its co-operative arm in 1914.

Good was a prominent member of the Progressive Party of Canada and was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1921 as one of its MPs and served until 1925 representing the riding of Brant. He was an advocate of electoral reform, tariff reform, temperance and banking reform. He was elected president of the Co-operative Union of Canada in 1921 retaining that office until 1945.

He was a founding member of the Ginger Group of radical MPs in 1924. Good, William Charles[1]

An Ontario Historical Plaque was erected in front of the Myrtleville House museum in Brantford, Ontario by the province to commemorate William Charles Good's role in Ontario's heritage.[1]

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