Mouseland: a parable from the father of Canada’s healthcare system

With an upcoming civic election, I find this video really insightful. Although more relevant to provincial or federal politics, I am impressed with the message. We should keep this in mind when we cast our ballot:

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC1GtIhwpSk

Tommy Douglas was the socialist premier of Saskatchewan, the father of Canada’s healthcare system, and the grandfather of actor Keifer Sutherland. In this short animated video introduced by Sutherland, Douglas delivers his famous “Mouseland” parable, about the day the mice decided to elect their own to government.

Mouseland: a parable from the father of Canada’s healthcare system (via BoingBoing)

Happy Canada Day!

If you’re looking for things to do, my friend Jeddy has a complete list of the day’s celebrations, finishing off with the traditional less-than-spectacular fireworks show!

Oh, and does anyone remember this?

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zFvhl9MsiE