The Atlantica Party Calls for a Referendum on Clearcutting

The Atlantica Party supports a binding referendum on whether clearcutting should be allowed on Crown Land.

Clearcutting on crown land has been a contentious issue for years in Nova Scotia. Advocates point to the economic benefits of clearing tracts of the forest while opponents decry the damage done to forests and the resulting eyesore of large patches of wasteland. 

Since the forests on Crown Land are held in trust for the people, it is only natural that they decide. Therefore, the Atlantica Party calls on the Nova Scotia Legislature to schedule a binding referendum in six months to determine whether clearcutting on Crown Land should be allowed.

"A healthy six-month debate that includes all points of view will educate the people on the benefits and costs of clearcutting," said Jonathan Dean, Leader of the Atlantica Party. "Also, alternative approaches to forest management could also be discussed. The process will help eliminate the distrust of 'back-room decisions' on this issue and inject some vigour into our collective political life." 

This policy is part of the Atlantica Party's common-sense approach to resource usage in the province.

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The Atlantica Party was established in 2006 to promote a political revolution in Nova Scotia to fix our broken political system and empower the voter. It is the only political alternative committed to making Nova Scotia a "have" province.