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No. 545.

AFFIDAVIT OF JOHN GRIEVE, M.D.



In the Privy Council.

IN THE MATTER of the BOUNDARY between
      the   DOMINION   of   CANADA   and   the
      COLONY  of   NEWFOUNDLAND  in  the
      LABRADOR   PENINSULA.


      I, JOHN GRIEVE, M.D., of 282 Duckworth Street, St. John's Newfoundland, medical practitioner, make oath and saw as follows:

      1.  I joined the Grenfell Mission in 1906 and was for more than 10 years 1906-1916 on the Labrador, being for two seasons on Canadian Labrador. I was away on vacation for two winters during those 10 years but was otherwise continuously on the Labrador.

      2.  On the Canadian Labrador I was for 15 months at Harrington Hospital. At the same time I was Indian agent for the Canadian Government with jurisdiction over the Indians between Natashquan and Blanc Sablon.

      3.  During my time on the Labrador I traversed the whole of the peninsula from Eskimo Point opposite Anticosti to Okkak. The Belle Isle Strait section and the section from thence northward to Hamilton Inlet I travelled several times. I used to travel with dog teams from the beginning of January till the middle of April and must have met every family in the region.

      4.  As Justice of the Peace under the Newfoundland Government from 1909-1916 I tried various cases. During the destitution in the winter of 1909-10 I authorised business houses to furnish relief to the people and the Newfoundland Government endorsed my action in the following spring.

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      From my experience I say that the Newfoundland Government does more for Newfoundland Labrador than the Canadian Government for Canadian Labrador I have read the affidavit sworn herein by Dr. Cluny Macpherson on the 18th day of March 1926 and I agree with what he says in paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 thereof.

SWORN at St. John's Newfoundland       JOHN GRIEVE, J.P.
   this 18th day of March 1926,                              M.B.C.H.B.

Before me,                    
SIMON BUTLER,
                   Commissioner of Affts.



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20th March, 1926—AFFIDAVIT OF FEDERICK COLMAN BRIEN.



Vide Part VIII B, No. 415, p. 1296.

[1927lab]

 

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