Blanc Sablon has not formally asked to join province

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Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dan Crummell says the provincial government has not been approached directly about the idea of Blanc Sablon, Que., becoming a part of Newfoundland and Labrador.

There has been talk recently of the town on the southeastern Labrador border wanting to jump ship from the province of Quebec because it is disgruntled with how it is being treated by its government.

At a news conference held during provincial cabinet meetings in Corner Brook Thursday, Crummell said the small town has not contacted the Newfoundland and Labrador government about the issue.

He also said the province would not enter into any discussions unless the Quebec government gave its approval for such talks to be held.

“We don’t expect that to happen,” said Crummell, adding Newfoundland and Labrador does have a strong relationship with Blanc Sablon.

The Western Star

Organizations: Blanc Sablon.The Western Star

Geographic location: Province of Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Southeastern Labrador Corner Brook

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  • Ryan
    August 22, 2014 - 07:57

    if only Danny had control right now, there'd already be NFLD flags flying from Blanc-Sablon to Old Fort