Former Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Brian Peckford has rewritten Canadian history — literally.
Peckford’s memoir, “Some Day the Sun Will Shine and Have Not Will Be No More,” has helped to prompt a change to the Encyclopedia of Canada.
Specifically, the change was made to the entry discussing the patriation of the Canadian Constitution.
The entry now gives Peckford and Newfoundland and Labrador more credit than they previously had in resolving the patriation negotiations of 1981. Peckford was this province’s premier and chief representative at those meetings.
In his book, he contends that it was a proposal by Newfoundland and Labrador that resulted in an agreement being reached between all the parties at the negotiations, except Quebec.
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Inside Thursday’s print edition:
• The MV Northern Ranger serves communities along the Labrador coast whenever it is in service. As of late, according to the Government of Nunatsiavut, it is not in service enough.
Nunatsiavut First Minister Darryl Shiwak has called upon the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to decommission the ship and find a replacement, claiming it is not meeting the needs of communities on its Northern run.
“The Northern Ranger was built more than 30 years ago and has long outlived its usefulness,” Shiwak said, in a written statement issued Wednesday, adding the Northern Ranger has been “plagued” by mechanical problems.
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• On today’s At Mun page, MUN’s undergraduate career experience program turns 20 and columnist Andy Veilleux ponders the question of how to pay for university.
• In the business section, the St. John’s Board of Trade has released its mid-year economic review and says most of its members are much more optimistic than they were at the start of the year.
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