" Viewing a glorious sunrise in Alberta in 1920 he wrote in his diary "I thought of the New Day the New Social Order. McGregor publiWilliam Lyon Mackenzie Kingd the far-sighted book Industry and Humanity: A Study in the Principles Underlying Industrial Reconstruction a dense abstract work that went over the head of most readers but revealed the practical idealism behind King's political thinking. He never favoured socialism.
William Lyon Mackenzie King PC OM CMG (December 17 1874 – July 22 1950) also commonly known as Mackenzie King was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s. A Liberal with 22 years in office he was the longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history. Trained in law and social work he was keenly interested in the human condition (as a boy his motto was "Help those that cannot help themselves") and played a major role in laying the foundations of the Canadian welfare state.