Is This The Worst Cartoonist In Canada?
Is This The Worst Cartoonist In Canada?

The most famous editorial cartoon in Canadian history is pretty basic. It was printed in the Montreal Gazette in the fall of 1976 and depicts the two leaders of Quebec politics of the time, Liberal leader Robert Bourassa and Parti Quebecois leader René Lévesque, the latter of whom had just been elected the country’s first separatist premier.

“Okay everyone, take a Valium,” says the Lévesque caricature, stubby finger pointing at the reader.

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