Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders: The True Story of Newfoundland's Confederation with Canada

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Knopf Canada, 2012 - 314 Seiten
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The true story, drawn from official documents and hours of personal interviews, of how Newfoundland and Labrador joined Confederation and became Canada's tenth province in 1949. A rich cast of characters--hailing from Britain, America, Canada and Newfoundland--battle it out for the prize of the resource-rich, financially solvent, militarily strategic island. The twists and turns are as dramatic as any spy novel and extremely surprising, since the "official" version of Newfoundland history has held for over fifty years almost without question. Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders will change all that.
 

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The Commission of Government
16
Holding On for Britain
33
The 1945 Deal
59
The National Convention
79
The Newfoundland Delegation to London
109
The Newfoundland Delegation to Ottawa
128
The Referendum Ballot
150
The First Referendum Campaign
163
The Second Delegation to Ottawa
194
Celebration
208
Neither Worthily nor Well
222
EPILOGUF
237
Acknowledgements
241
Results of First and Second Referenda
254
Keep Up the Fince Harold Paddock
276
Bibliography
293

The Second Referendum Campaign
178

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GREG MALONE, with Tommy Sexton, began what became CODCO, a satirical comedy show that ran for 63 episodes on CBC TV and included Cathy Jones, Mary Walsh and Andy Jones. As a political activist, Malone participated in the campaign that stopped the privatization of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. Malone has championed other environmental causes, including fighting the importation of garbage to Newfoundland. After the death of Tommy Sexton, Malone devoted some years of his life to raise awareness of the impediment prejudice can be to the health care of persons infected with HIV or living with AIDS. He is the author of the acclaimed memoir, You Better Watch Out, and is currently a director and actor who lives in St. John's.

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