Thomas Clement Douglas Net Worth

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Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas, PC CC SOM (20 October 1904 – 24 February 1986) was a Scottish-born 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.After setting up Saskatchewan's medicare program, Douglas stepped down as premier and ran to lead the newly formed federal New Democratic Party (NDP), the successor party of the National CCF. Douglas was elected as its first federal leader in 1961.Although Douglas never led the party to government, through much of his tenure, the party held the balance of power in the House of Commons. He was noted as being the main opposition to the imposition of the War Measures Act during the 1970 October Crisis. He resigned as leader the next year, but remained as a Member of Parliament until 1979. He was awarded many honorary degrees, and a foundation was named for him and his political mentor Major James Coldwell during 1971. In 1981, he was invested into the Order of Canada; and became a member of Canada's Privy Council in 1984. He died in 1986 after a battle with cancer.In 2004, a CBC Television program named Tommy Douglas "The Greatest Canadian", based on a Canada-wide, viewer-supported survey.
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Date Of BirthOctober 20, 1904
Place Of BirthFalkirk, Scotland, UK
EducationUniversity of Chicago
SpouseIrma Dempsey
Star SignLibra
1Canada 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. [June 29, 1983]
2A recession is when your neighbour has to tighten his belt. A depression is when you have to tighten your belt and a `panic' is when you have no belt to tighten and your pants fall down.
3I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I've seen what the pigeons do to them.
1Pictured on a nondenominated, "permanent" Canadian commemorative postage stamp celebrating the 50th anniversary of the birth of Medicare in Canada. The price on the day of issue, 29 June 2012, was 61¢.
2Grandfather of Kiefer Sutherland.
3Also had an adopted daughter named Joan, who became a nurse.
4He obtained his Master's Degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he did his thesis paper on eugenics.
5Created the first small claims court in North America.
6Created the first Bill of Rights in Canada and was the first to allow to right to vote at 18.
7His government introduced the farm security bill to which protected many farms from unfair foreclosures by the banks.
8He created the first Arts Board in Canada.
9He was the first politician to introduce government insurance to reduce the heavy insurance expenses on the middle class and the poor.
10Grandfather of Rachel Sutherland
11Was recently selected as #1 in a national voting poll by a CBC program series entitled "The Greatest Canadian".
12In 1998, his face was featured on a 45¢ commemorative stamp issued by Canada Post.
13Originally a Baptist minister in Saskatchewan during the Great Depression. While in seminary, he was introduced to the idea, known as The Social Gospel, that Christianity was to be concerned with alleviating suffering and improving the present world as much as it should be concerned with the hereafter.
14Is considered the father of Canada's socialized medical system and was a strong advocate for other programs, such as a nationwide pension plan, that are now law in Canada.
15As the CCF Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961, Douglas was the leader of the first elected socialist government in North America.
16A leader in both the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and its successor, the New Democratic Party, Douglas played a major role in helping make democratic socialism a part of Canada's political mainstream.
17Member of Canada's House of Commons from 1935 to 1944 and from 1962 to 1979 where he gained a reputation as a skilled debater and as a spokesman for the underprivileged and exploited.
18Former father-in-law of Donald Sutherland.
19Greatgrandfather of Sarah Sutherland.
20Father of Shirley Douglas


The Great Debate1975TV SeriesRegular Guest

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This Hour Has 22 Minutes2004TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest Canadian2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Canada: A People's History2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Life and Times2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Tommy Douglas: Keeper of the Flame1986DocumentaryHimself

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