Tuesday, October 15, 2013

R.B. Bennett and the Bennett Buggy

Photo freemasonry.bcy.ca. Viscount Richard Bedford Bennett was a Canadian politician between 1901 and 1938, and a Mason. 

The "Bennett Buggy," an automobile pulled by a team of horses,  was named ironically after the PM when during the Great Depression, farmers could not afford gas.
A wealthy bachelor, Bennett had little understanding of the problems facing the working people who trekked On to Ottawa He didn't help them.

During the Hungry Thirties, his attempt to ride the coattails of U.S. President Roosevelt with a Canadian version of the New Deal was too little, too late. Mackenzie King's Liberals took power in 1935. Picture above: Bennett Buggy image from canadaonline.

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