A Canadian Election Primer

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

A Pertinent Question

This cartoon faithfully reflected the sentiments of the Canadian people on the subject of annexation. While it is still true that there is no general feeling in favor of the change indicated, there is an appreciable absence of the unfriendly feeling toward the United States which was generally cherished at the time.

J.W. Bengough cartoon: A Pertinent Question

A Pertinent Question

Mrs. Britannia -- "Is it possible, my dear, that you have ever given your cousin Jonathan any encouragement?"

Miss Canada -- "Encouragement! Certainly not, mama. I have told him we can never be united."

Published in the Diogenes, June 18th, 1869