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Medical Medicaid & Medicare

Tommy Douglas

Building the New Society

by (author) Dave Margoshes

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1999
Category
Medicaid & Medicare, General, Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780968360149
    Publish Date
    Jan 1999
    List Price
    $15.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459726116
    Publish Date
    Jan 1999
    List Price
    $7.99

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During the 17 years he was premier of Saskatchewan, Tommy Douglas changed the face of his province. He then served for 10 years as first leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Today he is recognized as the "father of medicare." In 2004, CBC TV viewers voted him the "Greatest Canadian."

About the author

Dave Margoshes has published more than a dozen books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. His collection of stories, Bix's Trumpet and Other Stories, was Saskatchewan Book of the Year, won the Regina Book Award and was a finalist in the ReLit Awards in 2007. His three novels are Drowning Man, I Am Frankie Stern, and We Who Seek: A Love Story. He has published four other story collections, five volumes of poetry and several non-fiction works, including a biography of Tommy Douglas.He has had stories and poems published in dozens of magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States (including six times in Best Canadian Stories), had work broadcast on CBC, and given readings across the country. His awards include the Stephen Leacock Prize for Poetry. He was also a finalist for the Journey Prize.Some of his stories and poems spring from his days as an itinerant journalist. Margoshes worked for daily newspapers in eight cities, including San Francisco, New York, Calgary and Vancouver, covering everything from politics to murder to cat shows. He's also taught journalism. He currently lives near Saskatoon.

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