Atlantic Canadian Identity
- Historically, Atlantic Canada has been highly supportive of the federal government.
Historical sources of grievance
- Post-Confederation reduction of representation in feds
o Maritimes did not like idea of western expansion at their (their view) expense.
- Central-Canadian and Western-Canadian gave rise to first separatist movement in Nova Scotia
o Nova Scotia attempted to separate from Canada.
- Benefits of union of Atlantic provinces
o More efficient
o More powerful
o More block/more voting influence