In the course of a Matthew Yglesias thread about the relationship between federalism and socialized medicine, "Michael" states that Tommy Douglas first introduced universal health insurance to Saskatchewan. I imagine 99% of educated Canadians think this is true.
But, of course, Medicare was actually introduced under the premiership of Woodrow Lloyd after a nasty showdown with the province's doctors. Douglas had already moved to federal politics.
History's unfair to the uncharismatic.