Newfoundland, the one who almost got away
We find out why Newfoundland held out until 1949 to join Canada, what it all meant for the Indigenous people in Newfoundland and Labrador and what the colour of margarine had to do with it.
It took until 1949 for Newfoundland to officially join Canada
Confederation took place in 1867 but Newfoundland only joined Canada in 1949. We find out why the province held out for so long, what it all meant for the Indigenous people in Newfoundland and Labrador and what the colour of margarine had to do with it. With guest Caitlin Maura Hanrahan.
- Precontact Beothuk Land Use - The Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website
- New Dating Method Shows Vikings Occupied Newfoundland in 1021 C.E. - Smithsonian Magazine - Brian Handwerk
- Who Was John Cabot? - Evan Jones and Margaret Condon, The Cabot Project, University of Bristol
- There's nothing to prove it, but Mi'kmaw mercenary myth persists, say researchers - CBC News - Bernice Hillier
- Newfoundland and Labrador and Confederation - The Canadian Encyclopedia - Jon Tattrie, Andrew McIntosh
- Margarine - The Canadian Encyclopedia - Erwin Kreutzweiser
- The Lasting Breach: The Omission of Aboriginal People from the Terms of Union Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada - Maura Hanrahan
- The Winding Road to Confederation Video Series - Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site