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Tommy Douglas

1904 - 1986

Baptist minister, founding member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) party, eventually its leader and Premier of Saskatchewan for seventeen years (1944-61), then founding member and leader of Canada's federal New Democratic Party from 1961 to 1971.


The [Liberal] federal government's trouble is that they have a wishbone where they should have a backbone.

quoted in Columbo's New Canadian Quotations by John Robert Columbo