Newfoundland gov't removes Canadian flags

CBC News: Maple Leaf flags lowered in offshore feud

CP: Nfld. premier orders Canadian flags removed

"Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams has ordered the immediate removal of Canadian flags from all provincial government buildings in protest of failed talks with Ottawa over offshore revenue sharing."

Wow. Newfoundland has a very strong local identity, and has been getting the short end of the stick from Ottawa for as long as I can remember. I would be fed up as well. I know this will make him a hero in Newfoundland, but it's a black eye for Canada.

Written on December 24, 2004