Quotes by Tommy Douglas

About Tommy Douglas:

Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas was a Canadian social democratic politician and Baptist minister. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1935 as a member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). He left federal politics to become the Saskatchewan CCF's leader and then the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961. His government was the first democratic socialist government in North America, and it introduced the continent's first single-payer, universal health care program.

Author Bio

  • NameTommy Douglas
  • DescriptionScottish-born Canadian politician
  • BornOctober 20, 1904
  • DiedFebruary 24, 1986
  • CountryCanada
  • ProfessionPolitician; Minister; Cleric
  • AwardsThe Greatest Canadian; Companion Of The Order Of Canada; Saskatchewan Order Of Merit; Queen's Privy Council For Canada; Canadian Medical Hall Of Fame