Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Canada's Confederation Caricature

For a light-hearted look at Canada's political past check out the cartoon below - I've put the dialogue below. For a real test, do you know who they all are? (A brief answer at the bottom.)

"Confederation! The much-fathered youngster"

 (left to right: George Brown, Sir Francis Hincks, William McDougall, Sir John A. Macdonald).
© Public Domain
Source: Library and Archives Canada/C-005812
George Brown: "Come to your genewine Poppy!"
Francis Hincks: "I'm the Father of Confederation."
William McDougall:  "Gracious! Me own child don't know me!!"
John A. Macdonald:  "Don't it recognize it's real Daddy?"
Answers of a sort --- from The Moment of Our Conceptions: Canada and Me by Anne McDonald
George Brown (November 29. 1818 Scotland – May 9, 1880 Toronto, Canada)
A man of principles – bigot, racist, political idealist. Founder of the Globe, Canada’s national paper now, married at 44 breathing new life into him, making him less crotchety – died of a wound in his leg he didn’t get looked after gotten in a duel. How crotchety is that?
John A Macdonald (January 10, 1815 Scotland – June 6, 1891, Ottawa, Canada)
A man who referred to himself as John A, “the public prefers John A drunk to George Brown sober.”
William McDougall (January 25, 1822 York Toronto -- May 29, 1905 Ottawa, Canada) 
Failed lieutenant governor of the North-West Territories, starting off the Red River Rebellion and Resistance with his bounded Boundary Commission, Donald Cameron his right hand man in the deal - married to Emma Tupper the only daughter of Charles Tupper, another Father, but that's a different story.
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