Presentations


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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The Walrus Talks Conversations about Canada: We Desire a Better Country

Presented in Fredericton, New Brunswick, April 24, 2017 "I desire a better Canada - a country where all citizens, regardless of age, gender, religion, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation have the opportunity to follow their dreams and contribute to their full potential. I want to begin with a story. In...

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Building The Workforce of the Future: The Case for ECE Investment

October 2016 View Craig Alexander, Senior Vice-President and the Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada, presentation to the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation Board; Building The Workforce of the Future: The Case for ECE Investment.

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Presentation to Ensemble for Education, Paris

The Honourable Margaret McCain presented at the OECD Ensemble for Education: 1st Early Childhood Education Action Congress in Paris, outlining the success we've had in Canada through the Early Years Study. Access the presentation (pdf)

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