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- Every Prince Edward Island M.L.A. voted for a move to request the federal government to rename Confederation Bridge.
New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs does not consider Prince Edward Island’s call to rename Confederation Bridge.
The bridge connecting P.E.I. with New Brunswick was made in the 1990s, and the federal government decided on the name.
The previous week, the P.E.I. legislature unanimously voted to request the federal government to change the bridge’s name to Epekwitk, which is the actual name given by the Mi’kmaq for the land now known as Prince Edward Island. Higgs has no statement on the issue; a government representative told C.B.C. News.
“This is not a regional decision, so the Premier will not consider the matter,” Nicolle Carlin, the deputy minister of communications, stated on Tuesday.
P.E.I. Sen. Brian Francis has said the Island is recognized as the birthplace of the Canadian Confederation. Still, not many individuals realize that Confederation “came at a great price to Indigenous people.”
“From 1867 onwards, we became the target of a violent cycle of dispossession, displacement, exploitation, and elimination, which affects our lives today,” he said.
Source – cbc.ca