Newfoundland Tried To Sell Labrador!

English: Newfoundland and Labrador Province wi...
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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