Wednesday, June 15, 2011

80 years ago: June 15, 1931

Labrador, Perhaps

Hon. R.B. Bennett stated in the House of Commons (June 9) that the Dominion government is giving some attention to the question of the purchase of Labrador and will likely be taking an increasing interest in it in the future.

To date Newfoundland has not given much indication of desiring to sell its Labrador possession, but it is assumed that negotiations to that effect may soon be more likely, and since the area in question is so obviously a part of the Canadian domain, geographically, the chances for its some day coming into the dominion bounds are believed to be fairly good.

— Edmonton Journal, June 15, 1931

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