Resist Confederation

I’ve been turning this idea over in my head all summer long while the maelstrom of Confederation boosterism plays out on every street corner. Someone, I rationed, needs to memorialize the anti-confederates. It’s not a finished concept yet; just a work in progress.

Resist Confederation


Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on September 1, 2014 - 20:13 Permalink

Maybe we can share a booth outside the Confed Center where I sell t-shirts with Anne of Green Gables hat & braids and the words: MATTHEW DIES

Might be able to re-purpose the shirts for Downton Abbey fans in the off-season...

S. MacKenzie's picture
S. MacKenzie on September 1, 2014 - 22:19 Permalink

In truth what have we gained? 150 years of federal government limiting our ability to sell and market goods and limiting our freedom to work and travel in the Commonwealth and the USA? Laws and policies which favor manufacturing and prosperity in Ontario and continued depression in Atlantic Canada. Debt relief from the folly that is/was the P.E.I. Railway, ruined by political hacks (by stopping at almost everyone's tiny hamlet along the way) and built by a Central Canada enterprise (paid by the mile of track laid). Conspiracy? Just look at what was done to Newfoundland when they were in debt between the turn of the century and WWII. Now we are known as a perennially "have-not" province. Prone to trips to Ottawa hat in hand, tears abounding for the plight of "poor" Prince Edward Islanders.