Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. A. Stanley Trickett

Second Advisor

Dr. Tommy Thompson


In this thesis, the viewpoint of the southwestern Ontario press via three representative newspapers will be looked at from December 11, 1945 (the day the United Kingdom's Prime Minister Clement Attlee announced the calling of a National Convention in Newfoundland to decide that country's future government) until the first week in April 1949 (when Newfoundland's provincial government behan to function after confederation with Canada) in order to trace their coverage of these developments. The three papers chosen were The London Evening Free Press, The Windsor Daily Star, and The (Toronto) Globe and Mall. The major objective of this study will be to determine the attitude of the south-western Ontario papers towards Newfoundland and confederation.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1977, Timothy A. Rutz

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