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DOUGLAS, Thomas Clement (Tommy), C.C., B.A., M.A., LL.D.(Hon.)
Picture of DOUGLAS,  Thomas Clement (Tommy), C.C., B.A., M.A., LL.D.(Hon.)
© House of Commons 1974
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1904.10.20
Place of Birth: Falkirk, Scotland
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 1986.02.24 (81 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Minister, printer
Party Leader:
Notes: Founding father of Canada's Medicare.
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 8979 Days (24 years, 6 months, 31 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Nanaimo--Cowichan--The Islands, British Columbia New Democratic Party 1974.07.08 Elected
Nanaimo--Cowichan--The Islands, British Columbia New Democratic Party 1972.10.30 Elected
Nanaimo--Cowichan--The Islands, British Columbia New Democratic Party 1969.02.10
(By-Election)
Elected
Burnaby--Seymour, British Columbia New Democratic Party 1968.06.25 Defeated
Burnaby--Coquitlam, British Columbia New Democratic Party 1965.11.08 Elected
Burnaby--Coquitlam, British Columbia New Democratic Party 1963.04.08 Elected
Burnaby--Coquitlam, British Columbia New Democratic Party 1962.10.22
(By-Election)
Elected
Regina City, Saskatchewan New Democratic Party 1962.06.18 Defeated
Weyburn, Saskatchewan Resignation. Enters provincial politics in Saskatchewan. Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.) 1940.03.26 Elected
Weyburn, Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.) 1935.10.14 Elected

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
New Democratic Party 1969.02.10 - 1979.05.21
New Democratic Party 1962.10.22 - 1968.06.24
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.) 1935.10.14 - 1944.05.31

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian
Whip

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation 1958 - 1958

Critic

Area of ResponsibilityTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Energy, Mines and Resources 1976 - 1977
National Defence 1970.04 - 1971

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^ Political Party Roles
New Democratic Party

RoleTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Leadership Candidate 1961.08.03 - 1961.08.03
Party Leader 1961.08.03 - 1971.04.23
Provincial / Territorial Political Experience
^ Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political AffiliationProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Saskatchewan 1944.06.15 - 1961.11.07
^ Provincial / Territorial Constituency
ConstituenciesProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Weyburn Saskatchewan 1944.06.15 - 1961.11.07
^ Provincial / Territorial Assembly
AssemblyProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Legislative Assembly Saskatchewan 1944.06.15 - 1961.11.07
^ Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Saskatchewan

ResponsibilityTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Minister in charge of the Liquor Board 1960.08.01 - 1961.11.07
Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development 1949.11.14 - 1960.07.31
Minister of Public Health 1944.07.10 - 1949.11.14
Premier 1944.07.10 - 1961.11.06
President of the Executive Council 1944.07.10 - 1949.11.14
Military Service


Military OrganizationFunctionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
2nd Battalion, South Saskatchewan Regiment Rose from corporal to lieutenant and then to captain. Became an instructor. 1940 -
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Books

  • Canadians find security wlth freedom.
    New York : League for Industrial Democracy; 1949. 30 p.

  • The problems of the subnormal family .
    Thesis -- McMaster University; 1933. [37] leaves

  • Tommy Douglas speaks: till power is brought to pooling / edited by L. D. Lovick.
    Lantzville, B.C : Oolichan Books; 1979. 288 p.


^ Multiple Authors Oral History Project

  • Interview of T.C. Douglas conducted April 29, 1980 / by Peter Stursberg.
    Ottawa : Library of Parliament; 1980. 86 leaves

  • Interview of the Hon. T.C. Douglas conducted September 3rd, 1976 / by Peter Stursberg.
    Ottawa : Library of Parliament; 1976. 85 leaves

  • Interview of Tommy Douglas conducted December 4, 1972 / by Peter Stursberg.
    Ottawa : Library of Parliament; 1972. 49 leaves

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