William Lyon Mackenzie: A Friend to His Country

This documentary short is a portrait of Scottish-born journalist, politician, and rebellion leader William Lyon McKenzie. The first mayor of Toronto, he was an important leader during the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. This film portrays his election, his later defeat, his exile, and his fight for responsible government.

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Film Credits

Julian Biggs
Julian Biggs
executive producer
Guy Glover
Joseph Schull
John Gunn
Leo O'Donnell
George Croll
sound editing
Sidney Pearson
Kate Reid
Ed McGibbon
Grace McNair
Douglas Ram
Henry Ramer

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  • CraigSymonds

    “Mackenzie's story is surely an interesting one. Too bad the movie didn't touch more on the rebellion. It puts into perspective how depressive some parts of his life must've been. An enjoyable film!” — CraigSymonds, 18 Apr 2013

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