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Tommy Douglas: Keeper of the Flame

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Once a champion boxer, then a fiery preacher, T.C. Douglas got into politics during the 1930s and never looked back. His career as premier of Saskatchewan and leader of the federal New Democratic Party was a rollercoaster ride of victories and defeats. Douglas was a highly principled proponent of social justice; his radical reforms--such as medicare--are now accepted as normal public policy in Canada. The film traces Douglas's fifty-year political career and captures the unique spirit of the man.

1986, 57 min 47 s

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Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series
Gemini Awards
December 8 to 9 1987, Toronto - Canada