Saturday, September 24, 2005

Newfoundland Flag Change?

There is a move afoot in Newfoundland and Labrador to replace the province's official flag with a traditional flag often associated with independence from Canada.

Consisting of three vertical bars of colour, akin to the Irish and Italian flags, the Pink, White and Green is rooted in bridging sectarian differences. The pink and green sections relate, respectively, to the English and Irish roots of Newfoundland's settlers, with the white stitching them together.

A symbol of the campaign for independence in the late 1940s, when Newfoundlanders ultimately - and narrowly - voted for Confederation with Canada, the Pink, White and Green has been the subject of a resurgence in recent years.


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