The answer to yesterday's question is:
Newfoundland and Labrador, which joined the Confederation in 1949. Originally called Newfoundland, the Canadian constitution was amended in 2001 to effect the name change. (Nunavut is a territory, not a province.)
Today's question is:
Most Americans know that Alaska and Hawaii were the 49th and 50th states, joining the union in 1959. What was the 48th state, and when did it join?