The Last Days of Smallwood

A book by Edward Roberts.

Edward Roberts

Joseph Roberts Smallwood, the first premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the "only living father of Confederation" announced his intention to retire from politics in 1968. He was eventually defeated in the 1971 election by Progressive Conservative leader Frank Moores.

Smallwood's last days in politics were marked by controversy. For the first time, insiders such as Edward Roberts, Clyde Wells, and others give first-hand accounts of the tumultuous — and scandalous — final years in power of Premier Joey Smallwood. (From Flanker Press)

Edward Roberts was a N.L.-based journalist, lawyer and politician who died in 2022. He served as Newfoundland and Labrador's lieutenant governor between 2002 and 2008. His first book, as editor, was the 2012 book Peter Cashin: My Fight for Newfoundland.

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