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The People Speak Role Cards



Pro-Confederate Side
Your name for this activity is ALICE RUSSELL. You support Confederation. You WANT Newfoundland to become Canada's tenth province. These are the arguments you use:

We really need the benefits of being part of Canada. We lag far behind all of Canada and the U.S. in some pretty basic services. I'm talking about the things that everyone needs for a decent life-hospitals, schools, doctors, dentists, running water, proper sewage treatment, a healthy diet. We're not being fair to ourselves or our children when we say no to Canada, when we say we don't need better access to hospitals, when we say we don't need more doctors and better education.

We have the highest rates of tuberculosis in the Western world. And so many needless infant deaths, so many underfed, unhealthy children and adults. Some of our small hospitals have to completely shut down for a few months when the money runs out to pay the people to work there. That's just no good. And it's no good that too many Newfoundlanders don't have proper food and inoculation to prevent diseases or the medical care to treat them.

It's time to put an end to this. Confederation will do just that. It will get us the modern health care and education we all deserve. If our "Newfoundland Heritage" means poverty and disease, it's not much of a heritage. I choose Canada. Canada will provide the money to get us the services we need.


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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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