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Douglas, Tommy - A Tribute to Tommy Douglas (box set)

Format: LP
Label: RCA, McClelland & Stewart T-56967
Year: 1971
Origin: Falkirk, Scotland - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Brandon, Manitoba - Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Genre: Spoken Word Politics
Keyword:  Greatest Canadian, healthcare, CCF, Co-operative Comonwealth Federation
Value of Original Title: $75.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Politics


Side 1

Track Name
Introduction and Reply
Disallowance of Saskatchewan Legislation 1945
Teacher's Convention, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Burns Night: To the Immortal Memory

Side 2

Track Name
CCF National Covention, Regina, 1960
The Cream Separator
Canadian Labour Congress Conventions, 1968 and 1970
NDP Banquet, Brandon, Manitoba, 1971
A Man's a Man for A' That



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Tommy douglas st

A Tribute to Tommy Douglas (box set)


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Tommy Douglas, 'The Greatest Canadian' released this album of his speeches and orations in 1971. The album was released in two versons, the standard jacket version and the boxed-set version. The boxed version came complete with a pictorial biography, a biographical essay, an 8x10 glossy photograph of Tommy Douglas and M.J. Coldwell, and a long playing record. The lp record has introductions and commentaries by Pierre Berton, and features selections from Tommy Douglas's greatest speeches and from his best-loved anecdotes and recitations, including the peroration of his 1945 speech against the attempted disallowance of Saskatchewan Legislation, portions of his adresses to the Canadian Labour Congress Conventions of 1968 and 1970, and his recitation of Burns's "A Man's a Man for A That", featured here. The record was edited by Laurier LaPierre and H.S. Lee.

Tommy Douglas was born in Falkirk, Scotland, spent time in Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba before settling in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. In 1944, the people of Saskatchewan elected the Co-operative Comonwealth Federation to form the government, under the leadership of T.C. Douglas. During its 17 years in office, the Douglas government initiated a program of social and economic legislation which made Saskatchewan the social laboratory of North America. In 1946, Tommy Douglas, Saskatchewan premiere, granted free medical care to old-age pensioners, established the first medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon; opened the Fort Black Co-Operative store at Ile a la Crosse to break the monopoly of The Hudsons Bay Company, especially on fur trading, and of course is Our Father of Medicare in Canada.

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