A Boy Named Tommy

A childhood illness inspired the boy who was not big for his age and not from a wealthy family to grow up to make an important difference in the lives of every child and adult in Canada. Here is the little-known story of Tommy Douglas and his dream.

Commemorating the Winnipeg General Strike

The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was the largest strike in Canadian history. Between May 15th and June 25th 1919, roughly 35,000 unionized and non-unionized workers left their jobs. Factories, shops, transit and city services shut down. The strike helped unite the working class in Canada. Some of its participants including one of our founders; J.S. Woodsworth helped establish what is now the New Democratic Party. 

 

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