M994X.5.273.139 | Eating the Leek; or, "Henry V." as Lately Played in the Commons

 
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Eating the Leek; or, "Henry V." as Lately Played in the Commons
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
31.5 x 25.3 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
M994X.5.273.139
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Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (10928) , Print (10661)
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Mr. Mackenzie had been charged with nepotism in connection with the purchase of steel rails for the C. P. R.- the contract for the purchase having been awarded to a firm in which it was alleged the Premier's brother had an interest. This charge had been repeated frequently upon the hustings, although Mr. Mackenzie had demonstrated that it was unfounded. His explanation upon the floor of Parliament at this time gave the final death blow to the slander. (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, April 8th, 1876