M994X.5.273.134 | The Ministerial Shanty; or, The Cauchon at Home

The Ministerial Shanty; or, The Cauchon at Home
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 (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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Mr. Joseph Cauchon, a prominent representative of Quebec, was taken into the Mackenzie Cabinet. M. Cauchon had, some time previously, been denounced by Mr. Brown, in connection with an episode in his Provincial career, as a most unworthy man. The incident referred to- that of making a speculation at the expense of the inmates of the Beauport Asylum at Quebec- was characterized by Mr. Brown as an offence that was "rank and smelled to heaven," and this expression was constantly quoted by the Tory press during M. Cauchon's connection with the Ministry. (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, December 18th, 1875