Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Atlantica Party will make Nova Scotia MLAs recallable as part of its Democracy Revolution. Recall allows a by-election to be triggered by constituents via a signature program and cannot be blocked by anyone including the Premier and the parties. The sitting MLA can run in the new by-election. Nova Scotia’s recall legislation will be modeled on BC’s Recall. Nova Scotia will become the second province in Canada to adopt Recall.
Until Recall is established all elected Atlantica Party MLAs vow to be recallable; they will resign their seat after a successful signature campaign according to the BC model.
"Recall will motivate a representative to actually represent their constituency in the Legislature,” said Jonathan G Dean Leader of the Atlantica Party. “If for some reason constituents felt they were not being represented faithfully they could remedy the problem by triggering a by-election."
According to BC’s recall mechanism forty percent of the riding has to sign on within sixty days. “That is quite tough but good since it stops partisan and frivolous recalls. In fact 19 of 20 recalls in BC failed to reach the target," said Dean.
The Atlantica Party’s Democracy Revolution is a comprehensive plan to fix Nova Scotia’s democracy and empower the voter.
The Atlantica Party is Nova Scotia’s newest registered political party. As Nova Scotia's only political alternative it is committed to fixing Nova Scotia’s democracy and making Nova Scotia a have province.