A Canadian Election Primer

The details change. The characters change. But the issues remain the same.

The Game of See-Saw

The Maritime Provinces exhibited much fickleness in the bestowal of their political favor. In the first general election after Confederation only one supporter of the Conservative ministry was returned. In the next election, this state of affairs was exactly reversed.

J.W. Bengough cartoon: The Game of See-Saw

Published in the Canadian Illustrated News, May 4th, 1872.