A Canadian Election Primer

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

The Premier's Model

In an address to the electors of Lambton, soon after the accession to power of the Reform Party, Mr. Mackenzie declared the cardinal points of the Policy he would inaugurate, as leader, to be "Electoral Purity" and "the Independence of Parliament." (Before entering political life, Mr. Mackenzie followed the vocation of stone mason.)

J.W. Bengough cartoon: The Premier's Model

The premier's model; or "implements to those who can use them."
Canada -- "Well and bravely done, Mackenzie; now stand by that policy, and I'm with you always!"

Published in the Grip, November 29th, 1873.