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The People Speak Role Cards



Anti-Confederate Side
Your name for this activity is HELEN SPENCER. You oppose Confederation with Canada. You do NOT want Newfoundland to become Canada's tenth province. These are the arguments you use:

I was born a Newfoundlander. I'll always be a Newfoundlander. I remember a song they used to sing when Confederation was defeated way back in 1869. Here's part of that old song:

"Hurrah for our own native Isle, Newfoundland-
Not a stranger shall hold one inch of her strand;
Her face turns to Britain, her back to the Gulf,
Come near at your peril, Canadian Wolf!"

I guess you know how they felt about Canada in those days: Canadian Wolf it was then. And Canadian Wolf it is now. Wolf and stranger.

To me, and to so many others, Canada is a strange, faraway, foreign land. I don't want to become part of Canada. It's a foreign country. It's not my country-my country is Newfoundland. Canadians don't understand us or care about our problems. They won't want to do anything for us. Their world is too far away. We must reject Confederation.


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Anti-Confederate Side
Pro-Confederate Side
AGNES CURRY
HELEN SPENCER
GRACE BAILEY
JOHN TAYLOR
BERT KENNEDY
CHARLES KELLY
CLARA SHINE
ISOBEL MACDONALD
ALICE RUSSELL
TED HARRIS
RICHARD POOLE
CHESTER DUFF



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