Petition from Nova Scotia, February 8th, 1776

To His Excellency George Washington, Esq, Generalissimo of the Army of the Twelve United Colonies of America. May it please your Excellency:The liberty we take in addressing a person of so exalted a rank will, we presume, be fully pardoned when you perceive the occasion of it. The inhabitants of …(Read More)

Townies

Town of Annapolis Royal, Population 491.Town of Lockeport, Population 531.Town of Mulgrave, Population 722.Town of Clark’s Harbour, Population 758. Amherst, Antigonish, Berwick, Bridgewater, Digby, Kentville, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Middleton, New Glasgow, Oxford, Pictou, Port Hawkesbury, Shelburne, Stellarton, Stewiacke, Trenton, Truro, Westville, Windsor, Wolfville and Yarmouth. 97,495 people in all, in …(Read More)

File under Dictatorship

“The removal of one’s ‘own’ municipality can be hard to accept, especially if this region does not seem to be facing any immediate economic threats and the merger is justified only by using vague arguments such as abstract neo-liberal rhetoric of competitiveness. Under these circumstances defensive resistance movements emerge.” “When …(Read More)

Subversion of the Constitution of Nova Scotia

“Subversion of the Constitution of Nova Scotia”“A fraud upon the Imperial Parliament” Nova Scotia’s third attempt to try and redress the slavery and serfdom that was “confederation” – not exactly a Dartmouth story, except that, what happened to Nova Scotia in the Canadian context is exactly what happened to Dartmouth …(Read More)

Dying in Darkness

He’s right, you know. And all the gaslighting in the world won’t shake our firmly held belief that local self government is what gives security and dignity, recognition of a free state. We won’t let it slide ✊♥️

Bicameralism No More

March 2nd 1928:The day Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative party unilaterally altered the Province of #NovaScotia‘s constitution, dissolving our Senate by fiat.No longer do Nova Scotians have a check & balance on legislative dictate; forever more we’re held hostage by an unelected, unaccountable Lt. Gov. and the majority who appoints them. Serfdom.

Laurence V. Patterson

Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Meager J in 1900, in regards to Dillon on Municipalities; utilizing American case law in regards to Nova Scotian municipalities, noting the parallels between the municipal situations in both jurisdictions (and their differences as constituted through their particular charters, enabling legislation) Cases Argued and Determined …(Read More)

Franchise granted for (landowning) women

Dartmouth, the birthplace of the franchise for women in municipal politics in Nova Scotia, in 1886…as long as you were a ratepayer… “The first move towards procuring women’s suffrage in Nova Scotia was taken by the Town of Dartmouth in 1886 when they got an Act through the Provincial Legislature …(Read More)