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William Lyon Mackenzie King
Transcript of William Lyon Mackenzie King
The general was very surprised and asked William to check out the working conditions in all sweatshops willing to supply a uniform for his workers. William did, but also asked the current Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier to insert a fair-wage into all future, contracts... and he did! Hull House Sweatshop He then went on a vacation and when he got back, he was asked to become the Labour Gazette's Editor However, he had barely begun before he was asked to become the youngest Deputy Minister of the Department of Labour at 25 years of age! Sir Wilfred Laurie saw how good a job he was doing and suggested he run for office. He did and became a member of parliament how ever 3 years later he lost his seat in a federal election. In 1915, his sister Isabel died. One year later, his father died. In 1917, he ran for office again. He lost and 1 day later his Mother died! In two years his friend, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, died and the Liberals had to pick a new leader. Guess who they picked? William! They didn't even care that he no longer had a seat in parliament! The Liberals soon found a vacant seat and William then became their official leader. On December 6th 1921, William led the Liberals to victory and became Canada's 10th Prime Minister!
( answer by: The Loner who Kept Canada Together) What did William do in his personal time? Despite being Canada's Prime Minister, William wasn't very popular. In fact, William had no friends or family! The main things he would hang out with were three Irish Terriers named Pat, Pat, and Pat! They weren't all alive at the same time but someone sent him another one each time Pat died. In his spare time, he would hang out with 1 of his 3 dogs and install fake Roman Style ruins in the woods. He was a very interesting man and after the death of his parents he tried to contact the spirits of the dead! Pat Some things that represent William are... The $50 bill, and this statue of his best friend who died trying to save a drowning girl. What are symbols that Represent William? Quiz! 1. How many years was William in office? a. 17
d. 25 What party was William in when he became Prime Minister? a. Conservative
d. Green Party What did William name each of his Dogs? a. George
d. Pat The End Prezi by: BEN Bibliography http://www.canadahistory.com/ The Loner who Kept Canada Together info by: The End By: Ben Answer by the Loner who kept Canada together Those are some of the things that may have gotten William Interested in running for Prime minister(answer by The Loner Who got Canada Together) Answer by http://www.canadahistory.com/ , http://ltottawa.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/sirgalahad/ and the Loner who Kept Canada Together It is also the only non-political statue on parliament hill. http://ltottawa.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/sirgalahad/