Pierre Trudeau and Brian Mulroney. Two names burned into Canadian political lore and whose mention elicit immediate and strong reactions of both love and hate.
It should come as no surprise to learn they are two of the most skewered political figures in the history of Canadian editorial cartooning.
In this series of videos, our contributing cartoonist Wes Tyrell speaks with Montreal Gazette cartoonist Terry Mosher, an Order of Canada recipient and one of the most recognized and decorated cartoonists in the country, who talks about the allure of Mulroney and how he became a favourite target:
"He was a great prime minister filled with blarney and bluster, he was sort of an insecure egomanic. He was just wonderful to draw, and very earnest at the same time and a bit of a joker."
Mosher remembers Mulroney fondly, one might be inclined to say he misses him.
"People would ask, did you hate him? No, I loved him. He was fun to draw not because he had a big chin but because he had no neck,"Read More »from Brian Mulroney ‘was a great prime minister filled with blarney and bluster’