By Sean Graham
I talk with David MacKenzie, author of King and Chaos: The 1935 Canadian General Election. We talk about the value of studying elections in history, the economic conditions leading into the election, and the fractured political environment at the time. We also discuss the leadership of R.B. Bennett, William Lyon Mackenzie King, J.S. Woodsworth, and William Aberhart, how foreign policy influenced the campaign, and the election’s legacy.
Historical Headline of the Week
Michael Gates, “History Hunter: Martha Black – Yukon Lady Parliamentarian,” Yukon News, April 16, 2023.
Sean Graham is a cultural historian, an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University, and a contributing editor with Activehistory.ca