Thursday, June 17, 2010

The struggle for medicare in Saskatchewan

An excellent archival video recounting of Tommy Douglas's struggle to implement universal, publicly-funded health insurance in the province of Saskatchewan in the 1950s and 1960s. By 1970, following Saskatchewan's lead, this public health insurance system (Medicare) had been implemented across Canada.

The video is provided courtesy of Ms. Shirley Douglas, and the University of Toronto Health Studies Program.


  1. Thank you Tommy and Woodrow!

  2. This is great. An inspiration to someone watching in America.