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  • The 1985 Atlantic Accord is an agreement between the Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa concerning the management of the oil and gas reserves.
  • Information about the Bay d'Espoir Hydro-Electric project started by Premier Joseph Smallwood to create a province-wide power network.
  • A contract created in 1969 between the Smallwood government and Hydro-Quebec that sold the water rights of Churchill falls for a term of 40 years.
  • During the mid-1960s, American entrepreneur John Shaheen arranged with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Joseph Smallwood to construct an oil refinery at Come By Chance.
  • When J.R. Smallwood's government took office, its agenda was to develop, diversify, and modernize the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • The reform era was a time of economic hardship. The end of the Napoleonic Wars plunged the colony into an economic depression lasting for years.
  • At the time of Confederation in 1949 slightly over half of the province's population used electricity.
  • One of the industries which the Smallwood government managed to lure to the province with the promise of cheap power was the ERCO.
  • Gander's airport was the largest on the planet in 1940 and played a crucial role in ferrying aircraft from North America to Britain during the WWII.
  • The Canadian airfield at Goose Bay, Labrador, impacted its surroundings dramatically during the Second World War.
  • The Grimes government was a difficult period for the provincial Liberals, marked by internal strife, declining popularity, and strong PC opposition.
  • Information about Smallwood's advisor, John C. Doyle, and how he affected development of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Large-scale and lucrative mining developments dominated Labrador West during the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Development, construction, and fate of the third linerboard mill in Newfoundland and Labrador, created in Stephenville by the Smallwood government.
  • Information about Megaprojects undertaken by the Smallwood government to further industrialize Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • The election of a Progressive Conservative government led by Frank Moores in 1972 marked a turning point in Newfoundland and Labrador politics.
  • German firms established thirteen of the sixteen manufacturing plants created in Newfoundland during the 1950s due to Alfred Valdmanis' business contacts.