Place Published: Victoria, BC
Publisher: Oolichan Books
Date Published: 1979
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition signed by Author and by Editor. 9 x 6 inches. (6), 7-288 pages. Clear brodart protecting illustrated dust jacket; light edgewear; creasing to corners. Dark green leather-look boards; stamped gilt lettering. Inscription on front endpaper: "To Betty with Best Wishes - Tommy Douglas" and "My you enjoy this - Dale [Lovick]"
Very clean, sound copy. Very Good/Very Good. Chronology of Main Events in Douglas' Political Life; Suggestions for Further Reading; illustrated with a number of black and white reproductions of photographs from Douglas' political career. "A collection of Tommy Douglas' speeches, anecdotes, and parables. Illustrates the essential features of the democratic left in Canada, the CCF/NDP. Covers over forty years from 1935 when he was first elected to the House of Commons to his last major speech in the House in 1978." - from dust jacket.
“Tommy Douglas was a great Canadian he had many roles: a minister, a family man, a persuasive public speaker, a comedian, an advocate for the poor, unemployed and farmers. But those roles just combine into one title to most Canadians: a great politician who cared about people. He was not in politics for prestige or the money of political life, he was there because he wanted to make life better for all Canadians. Always able to adapt and change his approach if one method did not work. For Tommy Douglas democratic socialism was really his only political choice because it was the only philosophy that valued all people as much as he did.” quoted from Wayne Fisher on-line article Tommy Douglas Making Canada Better!
Tommy Douglas made an invaluable contribution to political life,” says Xavier Gélinas, Curator of Canadian Political History at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. “In total, he provided the impetus for about a hundred pieces of legislation, several of which can be said to have shaped the Canadian identity.” In recognition of this immense contribution, in 1980 he was named a Companion of the Order of Canada
Laurence Dale Lovick is an educator and former political figure in British Columbia, Canada. He represented Nanaimo from 1986 to 2001 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a member of the NDP.
Very Good / Very Good. Item #1228