Title

"North by East" piece on a resolution passed by the Maine Legislature ten years

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

5-1-2004

Pages

11

Abstract

"North by East" piece on a resolution passed by the Maine Legislature ten years ago, calling on the British Crown to formally repudiate the expulsion of French Acadians from Maritime Canada in 1755. Former state senator Judy Paradis of Frenchville, president of the Maine Acadian Heritage Council, introduced the bill. The forced deportation cleared eastern Canada, also known as Acadia, for settlement by British colonists. Tens of thousands of French-speaking people were shipped to France, the Caribbean, Louisiana, and elsewhere, and thousands escaped to French Quebec or to what became northern Maine. The royal proclamation in response to the bill acknowledges the harm done to Acadian people.

Subjects

Acadians, Bills, Legislative

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