Cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa was fired from the Kenyan paper Daily Nation in 2015 [File: Reuters/Drazen Jorgic]

These are not the best of times to be a political cartoonist. Last week, one of Canada’s top cartoonists, Michael de Adder, had his contract terminated by a publishing company in New Brunswick after a cartoon he did on US President Donald Trump went viral on social media.

The cartoon featured the image of a father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande River while attempting to cross into the United States, lying face down in water surrounded by reeds and interrupting the president’s game of golf. “Do you mind if I play through?” asks Trump.

Although there is a dispute over whether the cartoon was

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