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Tommy Douglas: Keeper of the Flame ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB522957
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Adam Symansky, Elise Swerhone, Ches Yetman, Jan D'Arcy
Directors:  Elise Swerhone
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Studies, Civics, Documentary, Politics, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1986
Running Time:  57:47


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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.

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