And it pleases The Union.
Now, with the election over, the pro-CBC Liberals gone and the anti-CBC Tories in power, the network seems to have decided it can risk telling Douglas' story.
To say the least, it's curious behaviour for a public network whose viewers, by the millions, voted Tommy Douglas the "Greatest Canadian" of all time in a contest that ran for nearly eight months in 2004.
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"Vision, eloquence, wit and passionate commitment to social causes made Tommy Douglas an unstoppable force," says Kevin De Walt of Minds Eye Entertainment in Regina, the company that produced the miniseries."
[Ed: This is the same Minds Eye that has filed for court protection from its creditors and is partly owned by the NDP government of Saskatchewan. Taxpayers are also on the hook for a $600 thousand subsidy to make sure the film was made.]
"Now more than ever, this story will inspire generations of Canadians to preserve his precious legacy - the legacy of a spirited champion of the people." NUPGE