Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (September 1, 2000)
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it is often assumed that the decline of the Liberal social gathering at the Canadian prairies begun in 1957, following the electoral triumph of the 'beloved prairie son,' John Diefenbaker, and the innovative Conservatives. in accordance with Robert Wardhaugh, notwithstanding, the disintegration of Liberal fortunes within the prairie west started a lot previous, throughout the tumultuous period of William Lyon Mackenzie King.Guiding us via a maze of western matters, from price lists to freight charges, Wardhaugh analyzes the political administration of the prairie west by means of Canada's longest-serving top minister. He argues that Mackenzie King courted the prairies so long as western cost was once significant to nationwide financial improvement, yet replaced his perspective through the melancholy years whilst the sector grew to become a monetary burden. King's sympathy for western matters abated even extra, says Wardhaugh, through the years of struggle and post-war reconstruction, while the emphasis used to be on and, extra accurately, the producing issues of primary Canada. The decline of Liberal Party's effect within the west hence paralleled the growing to be divide among the area and significant Canada.This research offers a gathering flooring for a few interlocking topics. In reading Mackenzie King's remedy of the prairies, Wardhaugh creates a accomplished view of the method of western alienation, while clarifying the differing political pursuits of the 3 prairie provinces.