Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland poses with a life-sized statue of his grandfather Tommy Douglas, in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Douglas was the premier of Saskatchewan and the founder of universal free medicare in Canada.
Douglas resigned from provincial politics and sought election to the House of Commons in the riding of Regina City in but was defeated by Ken More. He was later elected in a by-election in the riding of Burnaby—Coquitlam, British Columbia.
Tommy Douglas - During his 42 years in politics, Tommy Douglas proved himself as an outstanding Canadian leader. He is largely responsible for our central banking, old age pensions, unemployment insurance, and our universal Medicare.