A Canadian Election Primer

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

Miss Canada's Surplus

The Government boasted of a large surplus of revenue, and paid no attention to the carping critics who kept reminding them that a large surplus simply meant an unnecessary bleeding of the taxpayer.

J.W. Bengough cartoon: Miss Canada's Surplus

Langevin (Doctor's assistant) -- "See, Madame, our leech has drawn a great surplus of blood from you; you must be growing stronger."

Published in the Grip, September 10th, 1881.