Douglas was the first socialist leader of a government on this continent. He was the first leader of the federal NDP. He was the father of medicare in Canada. It is hard to imagine a figure more important to the development of the NDP and to socialism in Canada. History has been kind to Tommy Douglas, though he never became Prime Minister, and he is as highly regarded by the general public now as ever before.

Douglas was the first socialist leader of a government on this continent. He was the first leader of the federal NDP. He was the father of medicare in Canada. It is hard to imagine a figure more important to the development of the NDP and to socialism in Canada. History has been kind to Tommy Douglas, though he never became Prime Minister, and he is as highly regarded by the general public now as ever before.

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Tommy Douglas - the father of Medicare in Canada - winner of Greatest Canadian vote in 2005 - grandfather of Kiefer Sutherland.  Lived in Winnipeg as a child.  Witnessed the 1919 General Strike at the age of 15.

Tommy Douglas - the father of Medicare in Canada - winner of Greatest Canadian vote in 2005 - grandfather of Kiefer Sutherland. Lived in Winnipeg as a child. Witnessed the 1919 General Strike at the age of 15.

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Actor Kiefer Sutherland poses with a life-sized statue of his grandfather Tommy Douglas, in Weyburn, Sask. Douglas was the premier of Saskatchewan and the founder of medicare in Canada.

Actor Kiefer Sutherland poses with a life-sized statue of his grandfather Tommy Douglas, in Weyburn, Sask. Douglas was the premier of Saskatchewan and the founder of medicare in Canada.

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Mice should not vote for cats: ‘Mouseland,’ a political parable to make you think | Dangerous Minds

Mice should not vote for cats: ‘Mouseland,’ a political parable to make you think | Dangerous Minds

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Tommy Douglas on Medicare,  February 2, 1979 ~ If only today's politicians were even half the men and had half the mind that Mr. Douglas was and had.

Tommy Douglas on Medicare, February 2, 1979 ~ If only today's politicians were even half the men and had half the mind that Mr. Douglas was and had.

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ES VIRAL: UNA FABULA ANIMADA REFLEJA LA REALIDAD ARGENTINA    Se trata de "Mouseland" una fábula que relata la historia de una tierra de ratones gobernada por gatosLos usuarios de las redes sociales comenzaron a difundir un video de Mouseland la fábula animada de Tommas Douglas que tiene un asombroso parecido con la historia argentina.El video relata la historia de una tierra de ratones que siempre era gobernada por gatos. Éstos hacían y deshacían de acuerdo a sus intereses que eran siempre…

ES VIRAL: UNA FABULA ANIMADA REFLEJA LA REALIDAD ARGENTINA Se trata de "Mouseland" una fábula que relata la historia de una tierra de ratones gobernada por gatosLos usuarios de las redes sociales comenzaron a difundir un video de Mouseland la fábula animada de Tommas Douglas que tiene un asombroso parecido con la historia argentina.El video relata la historia de una tierra de ratones que siempre era gobernada por gatos. Éstos hacían y deshacían de acuerdo a sus intereses que eran siempre…

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The Story of Mouseland: As told by Tommy Douglas in 1944. Introduced by his grandson, actor Kiefer Sutherland. (You can read the text of this classic speech here: http://www.dcf.ca/en/mouseland.htm )

The Story of Mouseland: As told by Tommy Douglas in 1944. Introduced by his grandson, actor Kiefer Sutherland. (You can read the text of this classic speech here: http://www.dcf.ca/en/mouseland.htm )

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Tommy Douglas socialist party leader, founder of Canadian health care system--------Died 1986

Tommy Douglas socialist party leader, founder of Canadian health care system--------Died 1986

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