Profession: Father of Medicare
Why Famous: Saskatchewan CCF's leader the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961. His government was the first democratic socialist government in North America, and it introduced the continent's first single-payer, universal health care program.
In 2004, a CBC Television program named him "The Greatest Canadian," based on a Canada-wide, viewer-supported survey.
- 1944-07-10 "Father of Medicare" Tommy Douglas becomes the 7th Premier of Saskatchewan