Lions or Jellyfish: Newfoundland-Ottawa Relations since 1957 by Raymond B. Blake

By Raymond B. Blake

Asked in 2010 approximately his pugnacious method of federal-provincial kinfolk, Newfoundland finest Danny Williams declared “I may relatively dwell yet another day as a lion than ten years a jellyfish.” He was once in simple terms the newest in an extended line of Newfoundland premiers who've fought for that province’s pursuits at the nationwide degree. From Joey Smallwood and the clash over time period 29 of the Act of Union to Williams and his much-publicized clashes with Paul Martin and Stephen Harper, Newfoundland and Labrador’s politicians have usually expressed a choice to maneuver past a legacy of colonialism and assert higher keep an eye on over the province’s personal affairs.

Lions or Jellyfish? examines the historical past of those federal-provincial clashes with either readability and wit. Written via a famous professional on Newfoundland politics and intergovernmental affairs in Canada, this ebook reviews an important yet often ignored element of recent Canadian federalism.

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