Tommy Douglas Politician

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Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas, PC CC SOM (20 October 1904 – 24 February 1986) was a Scottish-born Baptist minister, and Canadian social democratic politician. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1935 as a member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) party. He left federal politics to become the Saskatchewan CCF's leader and then the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961. His government was the first social democratic government in North America, and it introduced the continent's first single payer, universal health care program. After setting up Saskatchewan's medicare program, he stepped down as premier and ran to lead the newly formed federal New Democratic Party, the National CCF's successor party. Douglas was elected as its first federal leader in 1961. Although he never led the party to government, through much of his tenure, the party held the balance of power in the House. He was noted as being the main opposition voice to the inposition of the War Measures Act, during the 1970 October Crisis. He stepped down as leader the following year, but remained as a Member of Parliament until 1979.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 20th, 1904
Nationality
Scotland,Canada
Date of death
February 24th, 1986 at age of 81
Place of death
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death
Cancer
Ethnicity
Scottish Canadian
Religion
Baptists
Places lived
Winnipeg , Canada
pop. 663,617 (2011)

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Education

1. University of Chicago Colleges/University

The University of Chicago (U of C, UC, UChicago, or simply Chicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Chicago has an international reputation for strong devotion to advanced academic scholarship and intellectualism and is affiliated with 49 Rhodes Scholars and 87 Nobel Prize laureates. Harper worked with steel magnate Clayton Mark on educational reforms in Chicago.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 6.73 bil. $
2012. 6.57 bil. $
2011. 6.31 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1890
Headquarters
5801 S Ellis Ave, 60637 - Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduates
2012. 5,369
2010. 5,270
2009. 5,157
Postgraduates
2012. 9,627
2011. 10,304
2010. 9,882
Acceptance rate
2014. 8.4 %
2013. 8.8 %
2012. 13.0 %
2011. 16.3 %
2010. 16.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.4 K $
2012. 45.6 K $
Official web page www.uchicago.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Chicago connected by profession and/or age

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2. Brandon University Colleges/University

Brandon University is a Canadian university located in the city of Brandon, Manitoba, with an enrolment of 3383 (2005) full-time and part-time students. The current location was founded on July 13, 1899, as Brandon College as a Baptist institution. It was chartered as a university by then President Dr. John E. Robbins on June 5, 1967.

Type Public university
Endowment
2008. 34 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1890
Headquarters
270 18th Street, R7A 6A9 - Brandon, Manitoba
Official web page www.brandonu.ca
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Brandon University connected by profession and/or age

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3. McMaster University Colleges/University

McMaster University (commonly referred as McMaster or Mac) is a public research university whose main campus is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 121 hectares (300 acres) of land in the residential neighbourhood of Westdale, adjacent to Hamilton's Royal Botanical Gardens. The university operates six academic faculties: Engineering, Health Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, and the DeGroote School of Business. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 553 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1887
Headquarters
1280 Main Street West, L8S 4L8 - Hamilton, Ontario
Undergraduates
2013. 24,309
2008. 24,436
Postgraduates
2013. 4,264
2009. 3,588
Acceptance rate
2012. 62.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 6.08 K $
Official web page www.mcmaster.ca
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended McMaster University connected by profession and/or age

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Organizations founded

1. Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

Political party

Cofounders

Wikiedia article

The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation was a social-democratic and democratic socialist political party in Canada. The CCF was founded in 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, by a number of socialist, agrarian, co-operative, and labour groups, and the League for Social Reconstruction. In 1944, the CCF formed the first social-democratic government in North America when it was elected to form the provincial government in Saskatchewan. In 1961, the CCF was succeeded by the New Democratic Party. The full, but little used, name of the party was Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

2. Nova Scotia New Democratic Party

Political party

Official web page

Wikiedia article

The Nova Scotia New Democratic Party is a social-democratic provincial party in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is aligned with the federal New Democratic Party. Originally founded as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in 1932, it became the New Democratic Party in 1961. It became the governing party of Nova Scotia following the 2009 Nova Scotia Election. They made history by becoming the first New Democratic Party in Atlantic Canada to form a government. Much of the party's success prior to the 2009 election was based in the urban areas of the provincial capital, the Halifax Regional Municipality, however the party's support has grown to the rest of Nova Scotia.

3. New Democratic Party

Political party

Official web page

Lidership history

Wikiedia article

The New Democratic Party is a major social democratic federal political party in Canada. The current leader of the NDP is Thomas Mulcair, who was elected in the 2012 leadership election. The NDP was founded in 1961 out of the merger of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation with the Canadian Labour Congress. The provincial wing of the NDP in Manitoba currently forms the government in that province. Provincial parties have previously formed governments in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan, and the territorial party formed the government in Yukon from 1985–1992 and 1996–2000. In the 2011 federal election under the leadership of Jack Layton, the NDP won the second-most seats in the Canadian House of Commons, gaining the title of Official Opposition for the first time in Canadian history.

Political engagements

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

Geographic scope

Canada

Ideology

Social democracy
Democratic socialism

Founders

Wikipedia article

For organization description, please check Organizations founded section of page

Other members

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New Democratic Party

Geographic scope

Canada

Ideology

Social democracy

Founders

Official web page

Wikipedia article

For organization description, please check Organizations founded section of page

Other members

born 1896
born 1908
born 1909
born 1928

Namesakes

1.Tommy Douglas Collegiate

High school
Tommy Douglas Collegiate Institute is a high school located in the Blairmore Suburban Centre district of western Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, serving students from grades 9 through 12. It is named for Tommy Douglas, leader of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and premier of Saskatchewan from 1944-1961. The school is unique among Saskatoon public schools in that it is the first to be physically connected to both a regional recreation complex and to a Catholic/separate school. Currently its feeder schools are Confederation Park Community School, Dundonald School, Fairhaven School, James L. Alexander School, Lester B. Pearson School and Montgomery School.
Founded Headquarters Type Official website
1857
130 Bowlt Crescent, S7M 0L1 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
High school

Wikipedia

Check Tommy Douglas on wikipedia.

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