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Having just finished reading Greg Malone’s recent history book on Confederation, “Don’t Tell The Newfoundlanders,” let me first congratulate Mr. Malone on his masterful effort, energy and research completeness of this manuscript.

It’s a book that keeps the reader spellbound as to what the next page of his manuscript will reveal regarding the political “dirty tricks” of both the British and Canadian government politicians and their assisting bureaucrats, (including both local U.K. governors of that time period) and what and how they did to the innocent Newfoundland politicians involved in this pre-Confederation game long, long before April 1, 1949.

Great read, Mr Malone, congratulations and thank you for your efforts and time in presenting these facts and pointing out what really happened to our country and sovereignty during this well-planned, devious and illegal conspiracy by both Britain and Canada (as formally confirmed by Lord Beaverbrook at a secret British War cabinet meeting held circa 1943 ).

May I suggest also that the provincial government place a copy of this history book in all schools and libraries throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and make it mandatory reading for all high school students prior to their graduation — and, yes, also mandatory reading for senior government bureaucrats themselves.

David J. Fox


Geographic location: U.K., Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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  • There will always be people who want to cover up every situation,
    December 21, 2012 - 23:41

    The information contained in Greg Malone's book is taken from transcripts of what was said by the British and Canadians politicians during their conniving to get Newfoundland and Labrador into the Canadian Federation and released over recent years into the archives of Ottawa and is available for anyone to access.

    • PETER L
      December 22, 2012 - 22:28

      If that is true, then why does Malone and Fitzgerald, who read the same documents come up with different versions. I choose to believe Fitzgerald, he is a proven historian, Malone is an actor who wants to be a historian. There are other historians who also find the same as Fitzgerald, read the same documents, and came up with the same information as Fitzgerald. No doubt there was much conniving during that time, that is fact, but there is much doubt in Malone's version.

    December 21, 2012 - 06:58

    On December 7th, Jack Fitzgerald, a Newfoundland historian, debunked Greg Malone's Book, go back to that letter to the editor and read it. Malone had a lot of myths and errors in the book, and it's not really worth reading, it's doubtful if he even studied what he wrote and just wrote a lot of myths around Confereration that keep flotaing around. Greg is a great actor and comedian, he should stick to that, as a historian he seems to be out of his league.

    • david
      December 21, 2012 - 15:59

      History is always recorded with blatant bias. It is not 100% factual ---ever. So you tell me that this story, as objectively known to be steeped in the dirtiest, lowest form of politics, very high nationalist stakes, and completely simple, ignorant victims as this one was, is simply as "history" says it was?! This is why getting and education is such a valueable thing....for anyone.

  • I hope CBC's Peter Mansbridge gives Greg Malone the opportunity to discuss his book
    December 20, 2012 - 22:44

    I would like for CBC's Peter Mansbridge to invite Greg Malone on his Show "One on One" to discuss the deceitf that was resorted to in order to get the province of Nefoundland and Labrador into the Canadian Federation in 1949. I want all Canadians to be apprised of the corrupt dealings that went on between England and the Canadian Government in order for Canada to have fulfilled its 80 year dream of getting the province of Newfoundland and Labrador into the dysfunctional Canadian fold..

  • wtf
    December 20, 2012 - 11:08

    Never read it and probably won't. Malone's a comedian not a historian.

    • david
      December 20, 2012 - 17:59

      I think Malone is a very smart man, his sense of humour being simply a window into a very sharp, quick. engaged mind. That you think very sharp humour is some sort of "disability" says a lot about you and your skillset.

    • Eli
      December 20, 2012 - 18:33

      WTF, one shouldn't judge the content of a book by its cover. Same can be said for Greg Malone. We do have people amongst us who don't take government crap sitting up, or down for that matter. No, I don't know Greg Malone but along with his comedian exterior I've witnessed his common sense approach to the documented history of Newfoundland. That history is not pretty. In your case ignorance is indeed bliss.

    • Ron Tizzard
      December 21, 2012 - 08:18

      WTF, it would seem that you have a monocular outlook on life, and people who are gifted, and able to master more than a singular task, or role in life...I would ask ...why is that? Given your frame of mindset, North America would be yet another land mass yet to be discovered. You judged another not on fact, but simply because of his chosen, very successful career as a comedian in public life. I would like to know why! NOW, why don't you share you're REAL RESAON for debunking Greg's opinion? Then, on topic, share your opinion of the article 'REQUIRED READING', above.

  • Ron Tizzard
    December 20, 2012 - 11:05

    Mark, for the rest of us, why don`t you expand on your suggestion to the author; I would be interested in your motivation, your drive to make such a comment. I`m serious, not as whimsical as you seem to be portraying yourself...which I am loathe to accept. Please do.

  • Mark
    December 20, 2012 - 08:56

    It should be in the bookshelf next to Peter Pan.