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.
Peter Van Dusen
Peter is one of the most well-known political journalists in Canada, a distinctive and popular personality with close to four decades as both reporter and anchor. He joined CPAC in 2001, where he began his continuing stint as host of PrimeTime Politics, CPAC’s nightly political round-up. He also serves as the network’s Executive Producer, ensuring quality coverage of Canadian politics through a variety of platforms.
Prior to joining CPAC, Peter spent seven years with CTV Ottawa and 11 years with the city’s CBC affiliate.