our enemies, we can produce in equal abundance in order to
provide food, clothing, and shelter for our children."
- Tommy Douglas (1904-1986), Canadian socialist politician, in a
radio speech delivered during World War II. Douglas was a
Member of Parliament, and won five consecutive elections as
Premier of Saskatchewan.
As announced November 29, 2004, Canadians voted Tommy Douglas,
known as the "father of Medicare," the Greatest Canadian of all
time following a nationwide contest. Outside Canada, Douglas
is better known as the grandfather of actor Keifer Sutherland.
Submitted by: Mike Krawchuk
Nov. 30, 2004