The Greatest Political Comeback

1873-1878
"Blackwash and Whitewash" Source: A caricature history of Canadian politics: events from the union of 1841, as illustrated by cartoons from “Grip” and various other sources by J. W. Bengough, With an introd. by Rev. Grant, Toronto, Grip Print. and Pub. Co., 1886. - Toronto : P. Martin Associates, 1974Pinterest
"Blackwash and Whitewash" Source: A caricature history of Canadian politics: events from the union of 1841, as illustrated by cartoons from “Grip” and various other sources by J. W. Bengough, With an introd. by Rev. Grant, Toronto, Grip Print. and Pub. Co., 1886. - Toronto : P. Martin Associates, 1974

As Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. won an incredible – by today's standards – six majority governments. Making this political record even more impressive is that he was removed from office due to the Pacific Scandal, a move confirmed by the people in an election, but then returned to power afterwards. This remains the greatest political comeback engineered by any Canadian Prime Minister.