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Why did Prince Edward Island join Confederation?

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2009-07-24 20:08:11
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I don't believe PEI did, as it was part of Canada, and not the USA. PEI joined confederation as the 8th province. Previously the people had refused to join due to fears of unequal representation, as well as a clear lack of political and economic advantage, since most of their trade was with the USA. They finally agreed in order to abolish absentee landlordism, as well as the debt that the province had accumulated, which would be shouldered by the Canadian Government.

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