William Lyon Mackenzie King

10th Prime Minister of Canada (1874–1950)

William Lyon Mackenzie King PC OM CMG (17 December 1874 - 22 July 1950) was the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from December 29, 1921, to June 28, 1926; September 25, 1926, to August 7, 1930; and October 23, 1935, to November 15, 1948. With over 21 years in the office, he was the longest serving Prime Minister in British Commonwealth history.

Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, broadcasting a message to Canada on VE-Day (1945)

"That Canada should desire to restrict immigration and remain a white man's country is regarded as not only natural, but necessary for economic, political and social reasons."

- King's Dissertation on Oriental Immigration to Canada, 1908 [1][2][3]

About William Lyon Mackenzie King edit

  • We had no shape
    Because he never took sides;
    And no sides
    Because he never allowed them to take shape.
  • Do nothing by halves
    Which can be done by quarters.
  • William Lyon Mackenzie King
    Sat in a corner and played with string,
    Loved his mother like anything,
    William Lyon Mackenzie King.

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