Richard B. Bennett was the Prime Minister of Canada during some very challenging years – the Great Depression. Most summaries of his life in politics refer to him as egotistical. Having made his own wealth, his policy on working hard to earn your income didn’t really sit well with the people who were struggling in this period of financial crisis. A last minute effort to try and appease the people with better economic support failed, with a new Prime Minister being elected shortly after. He retired to England, where he was given a title of nobility and lived the rest of his days.
About His Life:
The Prime Ministers of Canada: R.B. Bennett –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life.
A Quick Summary of R.B. Bennett – by JJ. McCullough
R.B. Bennett – The Canadian Encyclopedia
Biography of R.B. Bennett – a detailed and lengthy biography of Mr. Laurier’s life from childhood to death.
First Among Equals – Biography, Anecdotes, and Speeches
R.B. Bennett – from about.com – bullet points of his life and contributions to Canada’s betterment while Prime Minister.
R.B. Bennett – from wikipedia
Blaming the Prime Minister – from the People’s History of Canada.
Library Call Number – 971.0623092
Colouring Page – from Crayola
Dear Mr. Prime Minister – R.B. Bennett personally answers many letters for families in need.
1934: R.B. Bennett inspires Canadians amid ‘great dark days’ – from CBC Radio digital archives