Presentations


Early childhood education and care: A foundation for a fair and productive society

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Forum on Early Education and Child Care

Honourable Margaret McCain concluding remarks, to the forum on Early Education and Child CareHalifax, Nova Scotia. May 2 Thank you Minister Casey, Craig, Scott, and distinguished guests for your interest in a topic that can be a game changer for young children, their families and for all Nova Scotia. Atlantic...

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Early education key to growth in Atlantic Canada

Early childhood education and care: A foundation for a fair and productive societyCraig Alexander, Senior Vice-President & Chief Economist, The Conference Board of CanadaMay 2, 2018 | Halifax, Nova Scotia Poverty drags on Atlantic Canada’s economic growth and income inequity also erodes social cohesion and the foundations of democracy. Attracting...

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Educating for Democracy

Annual lecture for the Frank McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy Distinguished Speaker Series.September 27, 2017. Fredericton, New Brunswick I would like to begin with a story. In the middle of the last century, a young man from rural New Brunswick invited a young woman from rural Nova Scotia...

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Summit on Early Childhood Education

Margaret McCain’s address to the Summit on the Education of Young ChildrenMontreal, May 5, 2017 I am feeling my Quebec roots today. Much of my early years were spent in Amos, a small community in Northern Quebec, where my father worked as a mining engineer. Our family became expert campers...

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