A Canadian Election Primer

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

Sitting On The Poor Man

An agitation for the abolition of the system of exemption from taxation had been started in the newspapers. The injustice of exempting various officials who enjoyed good salaries, and imposing a corresponding heavy burden upon those less able to bear it, was earnestly denounced, and the Ontario Government were called upon to introduce a measure to cure the evil. No action has, however, been taken up to the present time.

J.W. Bengough cartoon: Sitting On The Poor Man

Published in the Grip, January 19th, 1878.