Prince Edward Island is the centre of a grand celebration in 2014, marking the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. Feted as the Cradle of Confederation, Prince Edward Island has long been recognized as the location where the concept of a Canadian Nation first became a real possibility.
Too bad Prince Edward Island didn’t want to join at the time.
Somewhat surprisingly looking back today, Prince Edward Island played a pivotal role in creating Canada, but then was a holdout when Canada became a reality, waiting for six years to join Confederation.
End of an Era: Prince Edward Island’s Resistance to Confederation brings the reader back to that time, when the Island stood alone in the Maritimes, maintaining her strong independence – a trait that continues to this day.