Regional issues encouraged major shifts in the popular vote against unsympathetic federal governments. In 1921 Liberals swept 25 of 31 seats; in 1925, amid worsening economic depression, Conservatives won 23 of 29. In 1926 the Mackenzie King government appointed British lawyer Sir Andrew Duncan to investigate Maritime discontent. His recommendations of freight-rate reductions and subsidy increases were implemented, but suggestions for subsidies based on fiscal need and transportation use to encourage regional development were ignored. Hopes once raised turned to cynicism in the Great Depression and regional resentment along with vestiges of co-operation remained the movement's legacies.
Author ERNEST R. FORBES
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...