On May 8, 2001 in Montreal, Attorney Warren Perrin of Lafayette, Louisiana
read a petition requesting an apology from the "Brittish
and Crown" for the deportation of the Acadians.
up until recently that Governor Charles Lawrence of Nova Scotia
responsible for the deportation. Kent has done research that has changed the
thinking and shifted
the blame for the deportation.
First - The Winslow Journal informs
Acadians on September 5, 1755 that
deportation is the Kings final
General Edward Braddock's personal papers stated that plans were
to enslave the Acadians..this statement was made almost a year
before the deportation.
A letter from England to Lawrence told him to plan the
deportation very carefully
and the only alternative was deportation to the
other thirteen British-American
Colonies because sending Acadians to Canada
would only reinforce the enemy.
The idea was to settle them in small groups
in the 13 colonies so that they would
disappear as a people.."genocide".
Paradis would like to see a scholarship fund created for the Acadian Youth
attend a French University of their choice anywhere in the
Bio on Warren Perrin with links to copies of the
Article written by Rosella Melancon
about the petition
published in the New Brunswick Paper June 2001