Tommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas

Dave Margoshes


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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."


Dave Margoshes:

Dave Margoshes is the author of the novel I'm Frankie Sterne, the novella We Who Seek: A Love Story, four collections of short stories, and two previous volumes of poetry (Northwest Passage and Walking at Brighton). He has won a number of poetry awards, including the Stephen Leacock Poetry Award in 1996. Margoshes' stories and poems have been published in dozens of magazines and in numerous anthologies. He lives in Regina.