"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Check a map

In a letter to various members of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay community, dated April 22, 2005, Premier Danny Williams says:
May I also take this opportunity to highlight for you our recent efforts on another issue of importance to the people of the region - namely, the request for a new auditorium. My Minister for Labrador Affairs and Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Paul Shelley, was just in Ottawa where he spoke with his federal counterpart on this matter a number of times. A senior member of my staff has also raised it directly with the Prime Minister's Office. With a federal by-election looming in Labrador, federal parties are paying closer attention to Labrador's unique needs and considering ways that Ottawa can do a better job of addressing them. This is the ideal moment to draw attention to these needs and to propose solutions. Our government is endeavouring to work collaboratively with the Government of Canada to identify ways for the federal government to bear the majority of the costs of an auditorium project. I trust that our cooperative efforts will bring positive results.
Check a map. Labrador is not a federal territory. Labrador is part of a province.

One day of the year — tax deadline day — Labrador is, in Danny Williams' words, "an integral part of the province".

The rest of the year, the province's responsibility extends no furthern than to the collection of taxes and resource revenues.

Labrador is part of a province, Danny Williams.

Do you care to guess which province it is part of?

Labrador is part of a province.

Labrador is, in your words, an integral part of the province.