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Labrador Boundary Case Presentation

Hon. John Joy, Ian Kelly Q.C. Michael Crosbie Q.C.

Labrador Boundary

In March 1927, the Privy Council in London issued a decision that settled the dispute between Newfoundland and Canada over the boundary between Labrador and Quebec, bringing an end to over a hundred years of boundary movement and legal wrangling. Join us as members of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador recreate the arguments in this historic case and a Privy Council of their peers rule on the matter. Retired judge and legal historian, John Joy, will act as moderator and introduce the event, describing the background of the case; Michael Crosbie Q.C. will present the Newfoundland case; and Ian Kelly Q.C. the case for Canada. The Privy Council will be a group of law students, who will then provide their decision. Whatever the outcome, John Joy will provide a summary of the actual 1927 Privy Council decision. Audiences in St. John’s and Happy Valley-Goose Bay will then have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments.

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