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Tommy Douglas-Father of Canada's 'just society'
    #1857621 - 08/28/03 03:43 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

...what's left of it anyways...

I found this comprehensive archive collection quite inspiring and informative.

Tommy Douglas started Medicare in Saskatchewan (as premier) in the late 40's. He was a vocal critic of capitalism. Although never actually elected Prime Minister, his left-wing political views heavily influenced Canada's political direction throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's.

Kiefer Sutherland is his grandson, one of Kiefer's speech's on the value of public health insurance is archived here as well...


Called a communist and threatened by in-party fighting, Douglas battled hard to bring the New Democratic Party to legitimacy in its first ten years. He was often criticized for his singular idealism but through it all Douglas was undeterred, convinced that he was helping to create a better, more humane society.

  -I'd rather have a frontal lobotomy than a bottle in front of me


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Re: Tommy Douglas-Father of Canada's 'just society' [Re: carbonhoots]
    #1858280 - 08/28/03 09:56 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah that has really worked out well for you Canucks, eh? :smile:

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