EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Grenfell, William T.
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The speaker's impressions and feelings on travelling to a large city centre. The speaker's conviction that some day we will be a great deal prouder of Labrador and the surroundings than perhaps we are today. The long time if takes for any man to work out his own vision of how he is to introduce a better condition of things; the speaker's memory of his landing in Labrador 30 years ago in a sailing boat from England. The speaker's support of Newfoundland and Labrador coming into Canadian confederation. Indications that this will happen. Explorations of recent years that have shown that there are sufficient assets in timber to ensure an industry. A discussion of fish as the real asset in Newfoundland and Labrador. Attempts, failures and consequences of price fixing. Signs of improvement in the economic situation in Newfoundland. Successful efforts now being made to sell salmon on the foreign market in a fresh state. Competition from British Columbia. Attempting to develop more than one industry. Specific figures with regard to the public debt in Newfoundland. Monies from the fur industry. Differences between Labrador and Newfoundland. Medical services provided. The speaker's 21 children and their desire to stay in the land in which they grew up, coming back after receiving education elsewhere. Admiration by the British people and the British Empire for the genius for the seas that the people of Newfoundland and Labrador possess. The seemingly built-in seafaring skills of the speaker's people. The resourcefulness and contented nature of the people. Running a partial survey of Eastern Labrador. The many large fiords of which practically nothing is known. A new fiord on the map this year, called Karririktu, and what the speaker and his colleagues found at the bottom of it. Development in Labrador. The introduction of a large number of small industries.