Tommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas - 'Greatest Canadian'

Thomas Clement Douglas (1904-1986) arrived in Weyburn 1930 as the minister for Calvary Baptist Church at the beginning of the Great Depression. He set up a job and food distribution centre at the church, and moved into political involvement. He ran and lost under the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) in 1934, but was successful in the 1935 federal election. He served two terms in Ottawa, and re-entered provincial politics in 1944 by leading the CCF to power. He served as Saskatchewan's premier until 1961, followed by 10 years as leader of the NDP. This website is a tribute to his life and accomplishments. One of Weyburn's favorite sons, Douglas has left a legacy that has made us proud to be Canadian. Below are collected a number of links on Tommy Douglas, and his legacy.

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Life of T.C. Douglas celebrated in museum

October 15, 2014

Tucked away in a corner of the former home of Calvary Baptist Church is a collection of rare pieces of memorabilia of "The Greatest Canadian", the late Tommy Douglas.The ...

T.C. Douglas the 'Greatest Canadian'

Honouring T.C. Douglas

October 22, 2013

Doug Loden, minister of the Calvary Baptist Church in Weyburn, re-enacts Tommy Douglas' famous "Mouseland" speech at the Tommy Douglas Day celebrations. The festivities were ...

T.C. (Tommy) Douglas

January 23, 2013

One year after Weyburn became a city, a plucky little Scotsman arrived in Canada.Many years later this man, Thomas Clement Douglas, was to leave an indelible imprint on ...

Hometown ceremony held to honour T.C. Douglas

January 23, 2013

Officials gather at the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland to hold a ceremonial tribute to native son Thomas Clement Douglas, recently named as The Greatest Canadian in a CBC contest....

Flag presented to Douglas' hometown

January 23, 2013

A Canadian flag is presented to the municipal head, or Provost, of Falkirk, the place where T.C. Douglas was born in Scotland, as part of a ceremony paying tribute to Douglas...

Douglas memorial dedicated in Scotland

January 23, 2013

A plaque and a memorial bench, dedicated to Thomas Clement Douglas, is unveiled at a special ceremony held near Douglas' birthplace at Falkirk, Scotland, in October. From ...

Huge crowds take in unveiling of statue

January 23, 2013

At a key moment, as if on cue for the cameras, the sun came out as actor Kiefer Sutherland stood beside the newly-unveiled statue of his grandfather Tommy Douglas, and ...

Sculptor applauded at statue unveiling

January 23, 2013

Internationally-renowned sculptor Lea Vivot stands next to her bronze statue of Tommy Douglas just moments after it was unveiled publicly for the first time on Friday ...

Tommy Douglas gets stamped by Canada Post

January 23, 2013

Canada Post has issued a stamp to honour the late Tommy Douglas, "the Greatest Canadian", the father of universal medicare in Canada.The stamp, issued on Friday, was to mark ...

'Courage, my friends …'

January 2, 2013

The bronze statue of T.C. Douglas stands in silhouette at sunset on Sept. 19, along with the wheat sheaves that stand alongside the Riverfront Boardwalk.

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