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Old 12-12-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Default Chances of a Maritime Union

My wanderings around Wikipedia has led me to this page: Maritime Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

about a possible unification of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI.
What's the feeling in those provinces today about a union being formed in the immediate future (like 2013 or 2014)?
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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My wanderings around Wikipedia has led me to this page: Maritime Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

about a possible unification of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI.
What's the feeling in those provinces today about a union being formed in the immediate future (like 2013 or 2014)?
What's the feeling about it? Well, put it this way, I was born and raised in the Maritimes and lived most of my life there and . . . I've never even heard of such a proposal apart from ancient history. The governments have enormous difficulty/opposition amalgamating two adjacent cities so to do so to provinces would be quite the feat (e.g. when they joined Newcastle and Chatham into Miramichi or Dartmouth and Halifax in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe are united in their wish to remain separate communities and continue to fight fought that battle, even though financially, it makes good sense to do so.)

So three provinces unified? Herring chokers, blue nosers and potato heads like each other and have a certain affinity in being Maritimers, but I really can't see any of them wanting to lose their individual provincial identities. Ever.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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It makes perfect sense, but it will never happen.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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I spent part of my life in the Maritimes and have quite a few relatives there. Since most of them are Acadians living in New Brunswick they are dead-set against Maritime Union because their share of the population would go from 33% (presently in NB) to somewhere around 12-15% if NB were to form a single province with PEI and NS.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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I actually think it's a pretty good idea. Though Acajack is right, it would marginalize the Acadians, which is a major flaw.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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The issue comes up as a fringe idea from time to time down East. In 2009, there was a political party in Nova Scotia that wanted a referendum to form "Atlantica" from the four Atlantic provincrs, it was part of their platform (see the Atlantic Union section in this document): http://www.atlanticaparty.ca/files/V...icy%20Book.pdf

Any time that I've seen someone say anything in support of the idea of Maritime unification or the creation of Atlantica, it's typically business owners who believe it would give them a lobbying strength of some kind, and they sometimes get a mention in the local news. There is no deep grassroots support for the idea though. The average voter has yet to be shown how they would gain anything from supporting the idea.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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what happens if B.C., Alberta, Westren Washington, Oregon decide to become Cascadia and then Atlantica is in a East Vs. West trade dispute.
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