Extraordinary Canadians: Tommy Douglas

September 3, 2013|
Extraordinary Canadians: Tommy Douglas by Vincent Lam
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Tommy Douglas was a Scottish-born prairie politician who believed in the enormous potential of co-operative action for the common good. Award-winning novelist and medical doctor Vincent Lam brings special insight to his portrait of Douglas, who grew up to become a champion boxer and a Baptist minister and then later exchanged the pulpit for a political platform. A powerful orator and tireless activist, he served for seventeen years as premier of Saskatchewan, where he introduced the universal health care program that would eventually be adopted across Canada. As the new leader of the New Democratic Party, he was a staunch advocate of programs aimed at improving the well-being of ordinary Canadians and a steadfast defender of civil liberties. By his example and unflagging efforts, Douglas made democratic socialism a part of mainstream Canadian political life.
VINCENT LAM is from the expatriate Chinese community of Vietnam. Trained in Toronto, he was an emergency physician for thirteen years. He is now an addictions medicine physician, the Medical Director of the Coderix Medical Clinic, and a lecturer at the University of Toronto. Lam’s debut, a collection of short stories called Blood...
Title:Extraordinary Canadians: Tommy Douglas
Product dimensions:256 pages, 7.75 X 5.12 X 0.71 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.75 X 5.12 X 0.71 in
Published:September 3, 2013
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143169178

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