Veteran journalist Tom Gould, who started his career at the Victoria Daily Times, has died.
He was 84.
Gould worked in newspapers, radio and television in a career spanning more than half a century. He was a legislative reporter at the Times in the early 1950s, working for editor Bruce Hutchison, before moving to the Vancouver Sun.
As the Sun’s Ottawa correspondent, he was the youngest member of the press gallery. He wrote a column on federal politics that appeared in the Times from 1959 to 1962.
After he joined the CBC, Gould reported on Parliament, and then served as a correspondent around the world.
He covered the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement in the United States, the Cuban missile crisis and Charles de Gaulle’s “Vive le Québec libre” speech in 1967.
Gould interviewed every prime minister from Louis St. Laurent to Brian Mulroney, as well as world leaders such as Deng Xiaoping, Alexander Haig and Indira Gandhi.
He reported from every province and every American state, as well as from dozens of countries around the world.
In 1972, he was named vice-president of news, features and information programs at the CTV television network, and helped create Canada AM and W-Five.
Gould died Thursday at his home in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.