Periodical profile published 1981
Year Published: 1981
Pages: 8pp Price: 11.00
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2386
New Maritimes is a new regional newspaper which will begin publication in 1982.
Abstract: New Maritimes is a new regional newspaper which will begin publication in 1982. It will be "an independent source of political, economic and cultural news about the Maritimes from a critical, left point of view."
An advance issue, budget plan and organization statement are being circulated to interested people throughout the region. Individuals, groups, unions and various organizations are being asked to buy memberships in the New Maritimes Editorial Council at $50 each. The Editorial Council will have jurisdiction over the editorial direction of the paper, policy issues such as advertising, financial priorities and so on.
The editorial from the advance issue states that:
"New Maritimes is a bi-weekly newspaper dedicated to presenting news and analysis of life in this region from the point of view that this is not the way it has to be. We believe that the people of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick are some of the most ingenious and hard-working anywhere, and that our economy has the potential to provide for many more of our ambitions and dreams than it does at the moment.
But before any of this can happen, the Maritimes needs some pretty basic changes - in politics, culture, industry.
The region is full of people from one end to the other who see the need for and are working towards such changes. The stories in this advance issue show this pretty graphically.
Most such people don't belong to any particular party. Many are disillusioned with everything that poses for party politics in these provinces.
This need not lead to cynicism. It could rather be a real force for positive change. New Maritimes is intended to help steer things in this direction."
Some of the issues focused on in this advance issue are P.E.I. fishermen, newspapers in the Maritimes and the Ku Klux Klan in Nova Scotia.