Leader of the Atlantica Party
Jonathan Dean cofounded the Atlantica Party after becoming frustrated with the lack of vision and political will guiding Nova Scotia. Repeated failures in leadership are dooming Nova Scotia’s economy, democracy and future.
Jonathan believes Nova Scotia can become prosperous. The Atlantica Party's economic vision is simple: government must make Nova Scotia the most competitive and entrepreneurial-friendly province in Canada. Jonathan also wants to see political control handed back to the people, every citizen should be engaged in the politics of this province. For far too long the elites have used the political system to their advantage and excluded Nova Scotians.
Under Jonathan’s leadership the Atlantica Party has grown from three people to the newest party in Nova Scotia, the only party with a clear vision for this great province; make Nova Scotia an example for all of Canada. He has worked unstintingly these past years to give Nova Scotians a real choice; progress versus decay.
Jonathan grew up in rural Nova Scotia and Halifax, attended Dalhousie University where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Physics. He later earned an Electrical Engineering degree from DalTech, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in New York, and his MBA from Dalhousie's School of Business Administration. All degrees were achieved through full scholarships. Like many Atlantic Canadians Jonathan knows unemployment and about ‘going down the road’; he had to leave the region to pursue his chosen career in investment research. He lived in Toronto for ten years working for various investment companies including Canada’s largest pension plan and a prominent hedge fund.
Jonathan resides in Halifax with his wife Lynn and their dog Finney.