Blanc Sablon has not formally asked to join Newfoundland and Labrador

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Published on August 22, 2014
An aeriel view of Blanc Sablon, Que. is shown in a file photo.
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Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dan Crummell says the provincial government has not been approached directly about the idea of Blanc Sablon, Que., becoming a part of Newfoundland and Labrador.

There has been talk recently of the town on the southeastern Labrador border wanting to jump ship from the province of Quebec because it is disgruntled with how it is being treated by its government.

At a press conference held during provincial cabinet meetings in Corner Brook on Thursday, Crummell said the small town has not contacted the Newfoundland and Labrador government about the issue.

Further, he said the province would not enter into any discussions unless the Quebec government gave its approval for such talks to be held.

“We don’t expect that to happen,” said Crummell, adding Newfoundland and Labrador does have a strong relationship with Blanc Sablon.