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  Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial Government
  NL Premier  Dwight Ball
elect  Andrew Furey
2 19 +12.50%
  NL House of Assembly  Liberal Party 0 19 +12.50%
  NL House of Commons  Liberal Party 0 19 +71.43%
 NL Senate   
  Lieutenant Governor  Judy Foote 0 18 +100.00%
Party Leadership
  Liberal Party  Andrew Furey 1 20 +32.21%
  New Democratic Party  Alison Coffin 1 19 +100.00%
  Progressive Conservative Party  Ches Crosbie 1 18 +14.95%
Initiatives and Referenda
  Referendum  Confederation with Canada 1 48 +4.67%

% Of Total VotesOfficeNewfoundland and Labrador WinnerYrNewfoundland and Labrador Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race

Québec, Canada  

Province DETAILS
Parents > Canada  
Established July 05, 1610
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedMonsieur August 27, 2011 06:00pm
Description Newfoundland and Labrador is a province of Canada. It became a province on March 31, 1949, the tenth to join Confederation.

Geographically, the province consists of the island of Newfoundland and the mainland Labrador, on Canada's Atlantic coast. On entry into Canada in 1949, the entire province was known as Newfoundland, but since 1964, the province's government has referred to itself as the "Government of Newfoundland and Labrador", and on December 6, 2001, an amendment was made to the Constitution of Canada to change the province's official name to "Newfoundland and Labrador". In general day-to-day conversation, however, Canadians still erroneously refer to the province as a whole by the shorter name Newfoundland, while the Labrador region of the province is usually properly referred to as simply Labrador.

The population of Newfoundland and Labrador, as of 2006, is 509,677, making it the ninth most populous province in Canada.

The capital and largest city of Newfoundland and Labrador is St. John's. Other major communities include Mount Pearl, Corner Brook, Conception Bay South, Grand Falls-Windsor, Bay Roberts, Labrador City, Gander, and Carbonear.

The current Premier of the province is Hon. Kathy Dunderdale, Progressive Conservative. The current Lieutenant Governor is Hon. John Crosbie.

While the name "Newfoundland" is derived from English as "New Found Land", Labrador is named after Portuguese explorer João Fernandes Lavrador. People from Newfoundland are called "Newfoundlanders" (and at times "Newfies", though this can be seen as a pejorative) while people from Labrador are called "Labradorians". Newfoundland has its own dialects of the English, French, and Irish Gaelic languages. The English dialect in Labrador shares much with Newfoundland. Furthermore, Labrador has its own dialects of Innu-aimun and Inuktitut.

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Oct 11, 2011 05:30am Oct 11, 2011 05:30pm General Election Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial General Election  Scott³ 
Nov 30, 2015 06:00am Nov 30, 2015 07:00pm General Election Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial General Election  IndyGeorgia 
May 16, 2019 05:30am May 16, 2019 05:30pm General Election Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Election  IndyGeorgia 

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Jul 09, 2012 04:00pm Analysis Newfoundland NDP surges to first place in polls in historic shift   Article Monsieur 
Oct 05, 2008 09:00am Election Guide Conservatives fear N.L. wipeout in federal election  Article Monsieur 
Sep 30, 2008 11:05am Amusing Take your sweater-vest and get lost, Warrior Princess tells Harper  Article Monsieur 
Nov 03, 2005 09:00pm Announcement Newfoundland and Labrador in the black  Article Monsieur 
Dec 23, 2004 12:00am News Nfld.'s [Premier Danny] Williams takes down Canadian flags  Article Monsieur 
Sep 30, 2003 12:00am News Grimes calls Newfoundland Election  Article User 13