Labrador is the distinct northerly region of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It comprises the mainland portion of the province, separated from the island of Newfoundland by the Strait of Belle Isle. It is the largest and northernmost geographical region in Atlantic Canada.
Though Labrador’s area is over twice that of the island of Newfoundland, it has only 8% of the province’s population. Only 27,000 people live in Labrador, yet it has its name included in the official title of the province, Newfoundland and Labrador. The two names must be included in the title or one would be committing political correctness sacrilege. All the media and politicians have to say both names. No getting around it.
This long version of the name is a relatively recent phenomenon. It seems to have started around 10-15 years ago. Why this occurred is clearly blatant political correctness gone wild. Before this long name was introduced it was perfectly fine to call the province just Newfoundland. This double name is like calling Florida, Florida and Panhandle. Totally absurd.
So I have come up with a solution. The map below shows how I would name the province. Hopefully the politicians become aware of the name and implement it pronto.