News from Atlantica News, articles, and policy from the Atlantica Party The Atlantica Party’s Position on Identity Politics

In order to have a functional democracy in which every person has a voice and in which the ideas that are generated by citizens are given serious consideration by political leaders, it is important that conversations take place in a context in which only the merit of the ideas that people raise are discussed, as opposed to the worth of the ideas being prejudged based on the characteristics of the person who is voicing their views. For example, a core principle in Canada – and one to which the Atlantica Party adheres – is that the worth of an idea is dependent only on the value of the idea itself as opposed to that same idea being better if a man voices it than if a woman voices it or the other way around. In other words, the Atlantica Party is opposed to prejudice and instead believes in common humanity politics instead of identity politics – a topic that has worked its way from the fringes of academia into all parts of our society and is now covered as fact in the public education system, often without parents’ knowledge or consent.

fd4f21b8-0418-4225-9630-fbd0f0fbbc6d Wed, 16 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT
Bill 4 Strips People of Their Property Rights Part 2

On March 11, 2021, the Nova Scotia government introduced Bill 4 to remove most of the rights and freedoms of Nova Scotia landowners. 

Nova Scotia landowners take pride in their properties and, in as much as reasonably possible, do what is necessary to keep their woodlands and grasslands healthy, along with suitable water (lakes, brooks, streams, etc.) for both the health of the land itself and the occupying wildlife. As owners, they have a vested interest in taking care to be good stewards of the land; nobody else, including the government, cares as much about the land as owners. 

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Bill 4 Strips People of Their Property Rights Part 1

If you are a private landowner in Nova Scotia, you need to know about this Bill, as it affects you!

March 11, 2021, the Nova Scotia government introduced Bill 4 to remove most of the rights and freedoms of Nova Scotia landowners. Using carefully crafted words not to cause alarm (or even notice), it has been proposed that if passed, Nova Scotians would be significantly restricted as to what they could do with and on their land. 

170840fb-90d0-4b73-928a-cbb5b47a4589 Wed, 16 Jun 2021 01:00:00 GMT
The Atlantica Party Calls for a Referendum on Clear Cutting

Clear Cutting 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. 

4a64c075-7a52-4658-8641-4e37052bb43a Wed, 14 Apr 2021 01:00:00 GMT
The End of Nova Scotia's Legislature? Part 2

The great malaise of our political system is the regular citizen's apathy. I’ve seen this for years. The reason, of course, is because citizens are not involved in any meaningful way in the political discourse of our time; they have no "skin in the game", so why bother? This is a perfectly normal reaction. If your input is not wanted, why offer it?

But is our political system supposed to be so insular, running on its own in a corner with no oversight?

950c7c9b-1ad0-40f6-afa0-59780537ef24 Sat, 27 Mar 2021 00:00:00 GMT
In Praise of William Lenthall and The End of Nova Scotia’s Legislature Part 1

Who was William Lenthall? He was an English politician active in the mid-1600s. This was a time of rising tension between the King, Charles I, and England’s legislature, Parliament. The King wanted money to pursue foreign wars, but taxes could only be raised with the agreement of the legislature. In the past, the monarchy was able to overcome resistance from the legislature through threats, diplomacy, or political machinations.

2ef0e121-3ab0-4fe9-9620-185e9ec50590 Thu, 04 Mar 2021 00:00:00 GMT
A Common Sense Approach to Affordable Housing

Everyone wants affordable housing, especially for the poor. The real question is how to get there. An even more basic question is whether that should be the ultimate goal. Maybe it would be better for everyone to have a truly free market where the poor had better paying jobs, weren’t poor anymore, and the government didn’t have to worry about housing at all. A truly free market would find creative solutions for the poor as well.

eb336599-3cc7-44b4-aef0-a558859bac4f Tue, 09 Feb 2021 00:00:00 GMT
In Support of Presumed Consent for Organ Harvesting

The new Nova Scotia law titled “Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act” is a great step forward for healthcare and will certainly save many lives that otherwise would have been lost. 

The new law now legislates that unless you have formally registered to decline to have your organs harvested, your consent is given. 

This is a shining beacon of Canadian values. 

78c7413f-dfb6-4fa9-bace-5fb0954de434 Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Banned by Lenore Zann and the Chinese Communist Party

I received a complimentary print copy of the Epoch Times, dated January 1-7, 2021, in my postal box the other day. Soon after that, a local Facebook discussion exploded since the Epoch Times has been labelled by some as 'right-wing' or 'far-right wing'.

ec013644-0f97-4551-a265-e7e63ad76a65 Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
Covid: Some Questions

The impact of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been devastating from many different perspectives. For those that died of Covid-19, the price was infinite. But the destruction wrought goes far beyond that. Millions of people have lost their jobs, businesses, livelihoods, and more. 

Governments around the world have had various reactions that range from Sweden’s aim towards herd immunity to harsh lockdowns that prohibit any form of social interaction (other than at big box stores, of course). As such, it seems fair to ask questions. The following are just a few that some people may wish to have answered.

fdb45a9c-a35d-4713-a01f-6f9faebfc915 Wed, 13 Jan 2021 04:00:00 GMT
The Atlantica Party advocates for the Nova Scotian cannabis industry to be 100% private

The Atlantica Party recommends that the government and NSLC vacate the cannabis business and turn it over fully to Nova Scotian entrepreneurs.

944bede4-d5c8-4774-9ffc-4f76bf654de4 Tue, 08 Dec 2020 04:00:00 GMT
Jonathan Dean Returns as Leader of NS Atlantica Party

The Atlantica Party is returning to Nova Scotia’s political landscape with former leader Jonathan Dean at the helm. Dean, who co-founded the Atlantica Party in 2006, resigned as leader two years ago after growing discord within the Party executive over Atlantica’s direction, prompting him to step away entirely.

811bb626-5058-4ef6-bb78-26400de3d7de Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Atlantica Party New Website

The Atlantica Party is rolling out a new website. 

Additional functionality will be added with a particular focus on interactivity and membership engagement.

1e6a8654-9a40-43ec-9847-4b43de5cccfd Sat, 14 Nov 2020 01:11:00 GMT