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Pre-primary McNeil’s most precious gift to Nova Scotians

The Chronicle Herald, February 12, 2021 Excerpt: "If all families were able to put their children into early education programs at the same rate as affluent families enrol their young, the participation rate countrywide would rise by more than 30 per cent. Canadian research estimates that adult earnings boosted by...

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Liberals take step on national child-care system, promise plan coming in 2021 budget

Toronto Star, November 30, 2020 Excerpt: "The federal government is proposing millions of dollars in new spending as a down payment on a planned national child-care system that the Liberals say will be outlined in next spring’s budget.As a start, the Liberals are proposing in their fiscal update to spend...

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The Challenges Facing Canada in Protecting the Well Being of Children

Writers Festival Radio | December 1, 2020 This podcast examines the importance of early childhood education in preventing stigma and trauma in young people with Kim Hellemans, Chair Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University and Jane Bertrand, Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation. Access the podcast HERE

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Canada needs a bold pro-growth strategy for both pandemic recovery and a successful future

The Globe and Mail | November 15, 2020 Excerpt: "Given the aging of the work force, we need to remove the barriers that prevent some of our citizens from realizing their potential. This includes a stronger income-security framework and skills programs that are better aligned with labour market needs. Affordable...

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Why Early Childhood Education should be in the Throne Speech

LinkedIn | September 15, 2020 Craig Alexander, Partner & Chief Economist at Deloitte Canada, shares his thoughts on why early childhood education should be included in the Throne Speech. Excerpt: "The scientific literature is clear – brain development starts at birth and a lot of important development occurs before the...

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