We don't want Confederation with Canada. If we join Canada, all sorts of
Canadian shops will move in here. Canadian businesses will move in.
They'll provide too much competition for our own Newfoundland businesses.
We'll be swamped by Canadian stores like Eaton's and Simpson's. Our own
Newfoundland merchants will be put out of business-shut down by the Canadians.
We certainly don't want that!
And there's more. If we join Canada, thousands of our young people will leave
Newfoundland to find jobs in Canada. I don't want my sons and daughters living
so far away. I want them here. So we must defeat Confederation.