Douglas, Thomas Clement “Tommy” National Historic Person
Douglas addresses NDP convention, 1961
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3475 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan
Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
1904 to 1986
Event, Person, Organization:
Nouveau Parti démocratique
Thomas Clement “Tommy” Douglas (1904-1986)
Thomas Clement Douglas
Research Report Number:
This designation has been identified for review
Existing plaque: 3475 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan
Trained as a Baptist preacher, Tommy Douglas became a skilled politician, witty orator, and advocate for social justice, believing political action was the best way to improve the lives of Canadians. Douglas was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961, leading the only Co-operative Commonwealth Federation government in Canada. Under his direction, the province pioneered publicly funded hospital insurance, which laid the foundations for a national medicare program. As the first leader of the federal New Democratic Party, he wielded significant influence defending human rights and strengthening Canada’s social welfare programs.
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