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Uploaded on Jun 30, 2010
Courtesy of CPAC/ Avec permission de CPAC: A pioneering socialist known nationally for introducing universal public health care to Canada, Tommy Douglas led Saskatchewan over a 17-year period. The biography delves into Douglas' early fascination with eugenics, his record of public ownership and ultimate failure in his stated ambition to "put the flag of socialism on Parliament Hill" as founding leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Featuring lively and candid interviews with daughter and actress Shirley Douglas, former premier Allan Blakeney, and Douglas Fisher, one of the last surviving MPs of the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), the documentary marks the 65th anniversary of Douglas' election as premier.