Editors’ Choice: History Slam Episode 176: The Third Man

The first time I came to Ottawa to do research at Library and Archives Canada, I was walking back to the hotel at the end of the day and decided to stop at Parliament Hill with a specific goal – to find the statue of William Lyon Mackenzie King. I had spent the day going through Mackenzie King’s papers and wanted to see how he was commemorated. In his papers, he comes across as quite eccentric, but the statue depicts a typical statesman. In the years since, that mismatch has continued to stand out to me as I’ve had the opportunity to delve deeper into Mackenzie King’s life and career.

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