In the spirit of Newfoundland Provincial elections, former MHA and Lieutenant Governor Ed Roberts writes about the very first one, and how a man named Joseph R. Smallwood became Newfoundland and Labrador’s first Premier. “He held the job for so long that many thought he had always held it – and some that he always would. By then, nobody remembered how he had come to become premier in the first place on Apr. 1, 1949, the day that Newfoundland became Canada’s tenth province. There is quite a story behind that.” Read the full piece at the Southern Gazette.