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The Story of Mouseland

by Nag on the Lake, published August 18, 2015

Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story is a CBC Television miniseries about the founding leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada who brought us national health care and became known as the greatest Canadian of all time. In this excerpt Douglas tells the story of Mouseland, a political fable expressing the view that the Canadian political system was flawed in offering voters a false dilemma: the choice of two parties, neither of which represented their interests.


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