Birthright.

At issue once again were the post-Confederation boundary extensions that enlarged Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta with resource-rich northern territories, while leaving the Maritimes with the same weak hand they’d been dealt at Confederation […].

Now federal Opposition leader, Robert Stanfield said the Liberal government was denying Nova Scotians their birthright. “The offshore resources are to the people of the Atlantic Provinces the equivalent of the oil and gas deposits of Alberta, the mines of Ontario and Quebec, the grain fields of the Prairies and the forests and mines of British Columbia.” (88)

From Starr, Richard. Power Failure? Halifax, NS: Formac, 2011. Print.