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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.


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.

Cape St. Mary's, Newfoundland --- Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes. Tommy Douglas


Oh to walk the streets of London and see that smiling face coming towards you @ladygurrgurr


Tommy Douglas remembered <--- He is my hero, i would have given anything to meet him

Let your little one see the stars with these adorable Little Star Black Out Pencil Pleat Curtains from Next, the perfect addition to your nursery.


Tommy Shelby can drive me anywhere anytime Peaky Blinders


Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas, (1904 -1986) was a Scottish-born Baptist minister who became a prominent Canadian social democratic politician. He led the first social democratic government in North America which introduced universal health care to Canada. Douglas was elected as its first NDP federal leader and served in that post from 1961 to 1971. In a CBC survey on "the greatest Canadian," Canadians voted Douglas first, largely in support of his advocacy of universal health care in…


Tamara Lichtenstein #vixxxenblog