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History Idol: William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King / Library and Archives Canada

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.


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