Newfoundland’s Big Choice: Canada or Independence?

Part one of a three-part series looks at life in a British colony.
Podcast hosted by Kate Jaimet Posted January 10, 2024

In 1948, the people in the British colony of Newfoundland faced a choice. They could become an independent country within the British Commonwealth. Or, they could vote to join Canada in Confederation. In this episode of our Stories Behind the History podcast, we travel to St. John’s, Newfoundland, to interview former Premier Clyde Wells, artist Kathleen Knowling, writer Bernice Morgan, and former MP Richard Cashin about their memories of the Confederation debate, and to ask them if they think Newfoundlanders made the right choice when they joined Canada. 

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