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During the 17 years he was premier of Saskatchewan, Tommy Douglas changed the face of his province. He then served for 10 years as first leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Today he is recognized as the "father of medicare." In 2004, CBC TV viewers voted him the "Greatest Canadian."
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Dundurn
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Tommy Douglas is one of my heroes; (my wife book me this book because I talked about him so much...Funny I had never read a book about him until this one). He started and ran the first socialist government ever in North America and if it weren't for him, we wouldn't have universal health care in Canada. Now, after such humble beginnings and 50 years later, the NDP has finally become the official opposition party; history in the making. After watching the CBC drama about his life, I wrote one of ...more