M994X.5.273.144 | Trying to Smuggle Across

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Trying to Smuggle Across
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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Sir John Macdonald had so far recovered his self-assurance by this time, that he and his followers were calmly asserting that there really was "nothing in" the Pacific Scandal. The Conservative press had in fact ceased to call it a "Scandal" at all; "Slander" was the word now used. The possibility that Sir John could so far regain the confidence of the Canadian people as to get back to office was amongst the things the "Globe" regarded as ridiculous. (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, July 29th, 1876