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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 5:41 PM
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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker View Post
I assume they aren't because I know, politically, a majority of the Avalon Peninsula population would not do that.

It bothers me for my own political reasons - but even objectively it creates a false impression. You'd look at census data and think most people here see themselves as generic Canadians and have no inclination to go into the weeds. Whereas, in reality:

Now the majority are certainly Canadian and happy to be, but there's more layers and complexity than that.
If 50 years from now 90% of Newfoundlanders identified as Canadian first it's either a success or a failure depending on your political allegiance. Personally, I don't see a contradiction between having unique cultural traditions, accent, food and identifying as Canadian. The Inuit are testament to that. They're arguably further from Canadian norms on every level yet overwhelmingly identify as Canadian.

Canada isn't Denmark. We're a massive diverse nation stretching 6 time zones.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 6:50 PM
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A municipality ruled by a count.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 8:08 PM
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One description I've heard of Newfoundland's political culture is "non-separatist nationalism."
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