Cartoon year in Review: Canada
From the beginning of the year to the end of 2007, the issue of climate change dominated headlines throughout Canada.
The year old cartoon above depicting Stephen Harper as Ebenezer Scrooge captures the moment of epiphany in late 2006 when the Prime Minister came around to the realization that, like it or not, the environment had to become a Conservative priority.
The next cartoon, from February, compares Harper and Jean Chretien with both trying to reverse sagging polls by throwing buckets of money at instant priorities.
Speaking of former Prime Ministers, Brian Mulroney reemerged in public after years of being out of the lime light. 2007 was to be the year the unpopular former PM would attempt to elevate his legacy by defending his record with a 1152 page book of Memoirs. While historians will be eternally grateful, his jabs at Pierre Trudeau provoked predictable howls of outrage from those who thought it was unfair for a living PM to criticize his dead nemesis.
With great anticipation and fanfare, 2007 saw the entry of the next generation of Trudeaus to public life when the stylish but not so substantive Justin was nominated as a Liberal candidate to run the next federal election.
Finally, the other big story of 2007, the strength of the Loonie, and how it has sent thousands of Canadians across to the United States in order to spend, spend, spend.
North Pole Oil, Fat Friends, Dion Prize, Soft Dion, Flick Off
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Posted at 09:01 am by Graeme_MacKay