Last week the provincial government agreed to “officially” fly the Labrador flag at the Quebec-Labrador borders. Last fall, Labradorians took matters into their own hands and hoisted the flags themselves. This is one person’s story, a proud reflection of what it meant to be a Labradorian that day in September 2014 when the Labrador flag was flown against the government’s wishes, the day Labradorians said “Yes”.
As Labradorians hold flag raising ceremonies this weekend contrary to the government’s wishes, the acts of defiance are about more than just the flag. They’re about history, culture, heritage, and expressing a shared identity.
As Labrador Affairs Minister Nick McGrath backs province’s refusal to fly Labrador flag at entry points to the Big Land, the flag’s creator speaks out against the decision, while at least two flag raising ceremonies are being planned in protest
Failure to fly Labrador flag a strong signal of provincial government’s insecurity