M994X.5.273.148 | Detected

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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During the Session of Parliament it was discovered that Mr. Anglin, Speaker of the House of Commons, and proprietor of the "St. John Freeman", had, during the recess, performed $8,000 worth of "extra printing" for the Government. This, being contrary to the spirit and letter of the Independence of Parliament Act, created a strong feeling against the Cabinet. The "Globe", greatly at a loss to find an excuse for the job, suggested that Mr. Mackenzie had given the work to his supporter "inadvertently." (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, September 9th, 1876