Dalhousie Law Journal


legal history, Canada, France, St. Pierre, Miquelon, natural resources, international law


They were not to become an "object of jealously" according to the British and French in 1783. True to this admonition, the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon have remained as the uncontested footnotes to France's colonial presence in North America. However, the ocean area and resources adjacent to the French islands became the object of intense jealously, being the centre of a thorny, 25 year international dispute between Canada and France.