Tommy Douglas' NDP government (of one province only) is best remembered for being the first to implement universal health care. Later, as a federal MP, he frequently spoke ant anti-Vietnam-war rallies. He was no socialist, but he was an honest social democrat and a sincere Christian, and on the whole governed according to his principles. (Of course, he also supported the expulsion of left wingers from the CCF and NDP. I was one of those.)
A couple of years back a CBC radio show had listeners vote for the "greatest Canadian" -- Douglas won by a landslide. He is remembered with reverence as an honest politician who actually cared about people.
-- Ian Angus
24 -- but the animation and story told is delightful..and so very true.