Building the New SocietyBook - 1999
Douglass standing as the "father of medicare" and the first leader of the federal New Democratic Party earned him the title of "Greatest Canadian," as voted by CBC-TV viewers in 2004.
During the 17 years he was premier of Saskatchewan, Tommy Douglas changed the face of his province. He then served for 10 years as first leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Today he is recognized as the "father of medicare." In 2004, CBC TV viewers voted him the "Greatest Canadian."