Not a Nation? (Or Does Newfoundland Nationalism Make Historical Sense?)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 7:30 pm
Inco Innovation Centre, Memorial University
Nationalistic fervour is awakening in Newfoundland and Labrador. Buoyed by oil wealth and encouraged by Federal-Provincial wrangling, some are waving the Pink-White-and-Green flag and envisioning a future unencumbered by Confederation.
Is this neo-nationalistic rhetoric useful, or does it instead distract us from the main issues? Does it provide a useful vehicle for mobilizing public support, or can it unleash an unhealthy division within society? Does it even make sense in a historical context?
This discussion was led by:
- Dr. Sean Cadigan, associate professor of History at Memorial University and author of Newfoundland and Labrador: A History
- Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino, a professor at the University of Prince Edward Island, specializing in governance of sub-national island jurisdictions
- David Cochrane, Provincial Affairs Reporter for CBC in Newfoundland and Labrador