The 1917 election

Journalist and Liberal Party organizer W.T.R. Preston was a bitter critic on the Conservative government and its running of the war, best known for writing the editorial that led to Sir Arthur Currie suing a Port Hope, Ontario, newspaper for libel. In this speech, he launched a blistering attack on the government for meddling in the 1917 election.

The Prime Minister's Offence: Electoral Debauchery Overseas, Speech Delivered by W.T.R. Preston at Peterboro, Ont., June 21st, 1919

pamphlet, 19 pages
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First World War