Sunday, January 24, 2010

SCOOPS Cartoons Scrutinize Prime Minister Trudeau

Doug developed a self-syndicated strip, titled SCOOPS, in the late 1970s; unlike other strips with political orientation, such as Li'l Abner or Doonesbury, SCOOPS was not tied to a central character, story line or location.

However, Doug - born in Guelph, Ontario and raising his family in Orillia, Ontario - frequently focused his attention on Canadian politics and leaders in Ottawa. And because of this, three of his SCOOPS cartoons were featured in the 1979 book Trudeau's Ten Years in Cartoons or Would you buy a used country from this man? It was compiled by Allan Schwam and published by Coles Publishing Company Limited, Toronto.

Often the center of attention and controversy, the charismatic Pierre Trudeau was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada; establishment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms within Canada's constitution is generally regarded a highlight of his years in office:

April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979 and March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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