Father of medicare

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Several individuals have been described as the father of medicare in Canada. Medicare is the country's publicly funded health system.

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. Archived from the original on August 13, 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.