King, Crown and Country

The Campaigns

King, Crown and Country

King, Crown and Country: 1925 and 1926

The twin elections of 1925 and 1926 pitted Conservative Leader Arthur Meighen against Liberal Leader Mackenzie King. Theirs was a long time rivalry, one spanning decades.

Their climactic battle came during the 1926 election and the outcome would be decided in part by the actions of someone else: Governor General Lord Julian Byng. The country was plunged into a constitutional crisis that would redefine the role of the Governor General.


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Peter Van Dusen

A distinctive and popular personality with more than two decades of reporting and anchoring experience, Peter is a well-known journalist in Canada’s political arena. He joined CPAC in 2001 to host CPAC’s flagship show, PrimeTime Politics, and as Executive Producer of the channel has guided the evolution of programming to strengthen the viewer experience. Prior to joining CPAC, Peter spent 11 years with CBC Television in Ottawa as the evening anchor for local news.