Saturday, July 14, 2007

What about Woodrow Lloyd?

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.

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