“Courage, my friend; ‘Tis not too late to build a better world.”
Thomas Clement Douglas earned his BA at Brandon College and graduated with his MA from McMaster University in 1933. Two years later, Douglas won his first election. This would be the start of his 44 year run as an elected official. Since then, his leadership has provided long term benefits to medical science in Canada and the Canadian health care system.
To recognize his achievements, Douglas was awarded the companion of the Order of Canada and a national scholarship has been established in his name. Douglas died in 1986 but prior to his death, he had already become an integral part of Canadian history and one of Canada's most respected visionary politicians.