Father of medicare

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Several individuals may be recognized as the father of medicare in Canada.

This list includes individuals from three major distinct and competing Canadian political traditions: Douglas and Lloyd from the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, later the New Democratic Party; Hall, a Progressive Conservative; and Martin and Pearson, Liberals.


  1. ^ "Tommy Douglas: The Father of Medicare". Canadian Health Coalition. 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jones, Don (February 18, 2011). "Emmett Hall - Canadian Father of Medicare". Canada-Heros. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Henderson, David R. (June 2011). "Northern Exposure". Defining Ideas. Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Archived from the original on August 14, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2012.