History Idol: William Lyon Mackenzie King
William Lyon Mackenzie King / Yousuf Karsh, Library and Archives Canada, Arch ref. no. R613-747, e010752291.
He’s been called boring, a waffler, and a kook. But William Lyon Mackenzie King is also the longest serving Canadian prime minister. And there’s no denying that under his leadership, Canada was transformed from a minor player in the British Empire into a modern middle power, with great influence on the world stage.
He’s also the history idol of historian Jack Granatstein who gives us a list of reasons to support his position in this podcast interview with Canada's History editor-in-chief Mark Reid.