Today we remember our founder Tommy Douglas. On this day 35 years ago Canada, and indeed the world, lost a champion.
In remembrance of Tommy Douglas and his legacy we are asking our members and our supporters from across Canada to please take a moment of your time to share your thoughts on his incredible life and work on your social media pages, Facebook and Twitter.
In his lifetime, against all odds, Tommy Douglas succeeded where others dared not to dream. He fought for justice, he fought for his neighbours, he fought for his country, he fought for us.
"Courage my friends, 'tis not too late to build a better world".
Tommy knew it takes courage to fight the forces of injustice. And Tommy Douglas knew it would take courage to make Canada the country it should be. Today we are still fighting to complete his vision.
His greatest gift was our Canadian universal healthcare, but there is still more work to do. Without pharmacare, dentalcare, mental healthcare, long term care, Tommy Douglas’s dream of a truly universal healthcare system is left incomplete.
Later this year, the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary and we'll be sharing more of Tommy’s legacy in the weeks and months to come.
Let’s mark this date on our calendars each year, and share with the world the legacy of the Greatest Canadian, Tommy Douglas.