I only ever met Ed Tchorzewski a few times, but had the occasion to speak with him frequently by phone over the course of a campaign or two. He combined a fast, lethal wit with a sharp strategic mind, an uncanny gift for earthy metaphors (“Forget it – it’d be like pulling a bear off a meat wagon”) and a ferocious commitment to a better, fairer country.
Saskatchewan, Canada and the NDP are all poorer for his loss… but richer for having had him among us.
In the comments to one of my blog posts from the distant past, Dr. Norman Schmidt has asked if anyone has a tape of Prairie Giant: the Tommy Douglas Story:
My sister-in-law, a devout CCF/NDP person, born and raised in Saskatchewan has asked me to persue the possibility of someone who had taped-off-the-air CBC story of â€œPrairie Giant: the Tommy Douglas Storyâ€.
She, of course, ordered the DVD directly from the CBC marketing service and was shocked when she got her cheque returned and the advice that the program is â€œNo longer availableâ€.
Are you aware of anyone who may have created such a tape, and would be willing to sell a copy of it?
I look forward to your response.
Dr. Norman E. Schmidt
Lindell Beach, BC
If you do, I’ll be happy to put the two of you in touch. Let me know in the comments.