A Canadian Election Primer

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

"L'Homme Qui Rit"

Upon accepting office as Finance Minister in the Dominion Cabinet, Sir Francis Hinks presented himself for election in the constituency of Renfrew, the sitting member, Mr. Rankin, making way for him. Sir Francis had declared that the acceptance of office at this time involved personal sacrifice on his part.

J.W. Bengough cartoon:

 -- l'astre d'un favori,
Qui se croyait un grand ministre,
Quand de nos maux il avait ri.

-- Béranger.

Published in the Diogenes, October 22nd, 1869.