Tommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas

by Vincent Lam

Once voted the Greatest Canadian of all time and known as the Father of Medicare, Tommy Douglas was a prairie politician who believed in democratic socialism, the crucial role of civil rights, and the great potential of cooperation for the common good. In the process he made democratic socialism a part of mainstream Canadian political life. Giller Prize–winning author Vincent Lam, an emergency physician who works on the frontlines of the health care system, brings a novelist’s eye to the life of one of Canada’s greats.

About the artist

Darren Booth graduated from the Illustration program at Sheridan in 2001. He immediately began working as a freelance illustrator and since then has worked with clients such as Coca Cola, Target, The New York Times, ESPN, AOL, Billboard Magazine, and the actor Steve Martin. Booth’s work has also garnered national and international recognition from American Illustration, The Society of Publication Designers, Applied Arts, The Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, and The Society of Illustrators New York and a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators Los Angeles. More of his work can be found at

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