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

Monday, January 10, 2011

File under plus ça change (III)

On September 2, 1901, one Charles Steckler gave the New York Times some impressions of his visit to Newfoundland:
The people on the west coast of Newfoundland depend almost entirely on fishing for a livelihood, and a strong sentiment prevails for federation with Canada, as the fisher folk feel that their rights are not safeguarded. The 30,000 people on the west coast are very much dissatisfied. They have no representation in Parliament, and the man who is supposed to represent them is chosen from St. John's, on the east coast. The western people have never seen him.

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At 9:03 AM, January 10, 2011 , Blogger Ursula said...

Déjà vu .......

 

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