Newfoundland Tried To Sell Labrador!

17 Jul
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Newfoundland and Labrador Province within Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Did you know that Newfoundland offered to sell Labrador? That it tried three times?


As author Bren Walsh wrote, “In 1890 the price was reported to be $9 million, in 1923 the bargaining commenced at $30 million, and then dropped to half that figure, and in 1932 it was reportedly offered for about $110 million.” In 1949 Newfoundland and Labrador entered Confederation, so without a sale the territory became part of Canada.
To read the book by Bren Walsh, just click on this link:  More than a Poor Majority: The story of Newfoundland’s Confederation with Canada



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8 responses to “Newfoundland Tried To Sell Labrador!

  1. Maurice A. Barry

    July 18, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Not all leadership is wise. Thank goodness that the ‘Big Land’ is still part of my beloved province.

    • tkmorin

      July 18, 2013 at 9:02 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Maurice … What a beautiful video, too. I love it! Thank you. 🙂

  2. Debra She Who Seeks

    July 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Sometimes it’s best just to be patient and wait them out . . . .

    • tkmorin

      July 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

      I agree … 🙂

  3. seeker

    July 17, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Escaping Elegance is too funny. I’m glad Labrador remained with Canada. Imagine if it became the 51st state of USofA! 😦

    • tkmorin

      July 18, 2013 at 8:44 am

      ..I am just as happy about that ..:-)

  4. Escaping Elegance

    July 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    My big sister used to try to sell me too…

    • tkmorin

      July 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      LOL! Thanks for dropping by & giving me a laugh! 🙂


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