M994X.5.273.112 | The New Conservative

The New Conservative
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
31.5 x 25.3 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (10928) , Print (10661)
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By way of indirect reproof to Mr. Blake for his "disturbing" speech, and, perhaps, with special reference to that gentleman's implied stricture on a "Reform party with nothing to Reform," the "Globe" expressed its disapproval of the spirit of restless change, and intimated that there were times when Reformers could "rest and be thankful" without losing their right to the name. The Conservative party in the Ontario House were, at the time, in sore need of recruits; and, no doubt, would have welcomed the accession of this new Conservative. (Excerpt from: Bengough, John Wilson. A Caricature History of Canadian Politics: Events from the Union of 1841, as Illustrated by Cartoons from "Grip", and Various Other Sources. Toronto: The Grip Printing and Publishing Co, 1886.)

Cartoon originally published in Grip, November 7th, 1874