1914 : French Possessions Near Canada are Deserted by Fishing Boats.

12 august 1914 : Toronto Star
MIQUELON IS IN TROUBLE
French Possessions Near Canada are Deserted by Fishing Boats.

Canadian Press Despatch.
St. Pierre, Miq. (off Nova Scotia), Aug. 7 (delayed in transmission). – The outbreak of the European war has caused the withdrawal from this Island of nearly the entire French fishing fleet, and many steam trawlers have returned to Havre and Brest. Business has badly crippled as the bank has refused to cash drafts and checks on France.
Upon receipt of official advices that hostilities had begun, the Colonial Government sent two steam trawlers to the fishing fleet …

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1907 : FRANCE TO PART WITH ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON

4 janvier 1907 : Toronto Star
FRANCE TO PART WITH ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Chance for Canada or Newfoundland to Obtain Islands – Recent Exodus of Inhabitants.
Canadian Associated Press.

London, Jan, 4. – The London Globe says : « It seems there are rumors in various quarters that France will likely give up St. Pierre and Miquelon »
Recent despatches have indicated there was great depression and absence of profitable labor on the islands, and an exodus of the population which totalled over 6,000. These islands have been the source of a good deal of annoyance to Britain in …

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1904 : Officially Says it Will Not Sell St. Pierre and Miquelon to Any Country

7 avril 1904 – Toronto Star
FRANCE DENIES THE STORY

Officially Says it Will Not Sell St. Pierre and Miquelon to Any Country
Paris, April 7. – Owing to the reports that France contemplates the disposal of the Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, the Foreign Office desires the Associated Press to authoritatively state that the disposal of the islands is not contemplated to any country whatever.…

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1903 : To Allow United States to Buy St. Pierre and Miquelon Would Sign Death Sentence.

18 décembre 1903 – Toronto Star
WOULD MEAN DEATH FOR THIS COUNTRY
To Allow United States to Buy St. Pierre and Miquelon Would Sign Death Sentence.
Canadian Associated Press.

London, Dec 18. – Professor Lorin of the University of Bordeaux says that to allow the United States to buy St. Pierre and Miquelon Islands would be to sign the death sentence of Canada. Newfoundland has already thrown in her lot with the Republic. A closer rapprochement between Newfoundland and Canada was not possible until the former had settled the French shore question. An honorable compromised was being delayed by Newfoundland …

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