Media - New Brunswick


The solution to New Brunswick’s child care shortage can be found in our schools

Stephen McNeil and Scott McCain, November 2023 Over 3,000 children are waiting for child care in New Brunswick. This matters. As children wait for child care their early learning is stifled, their parents are unable to work, and the economy foregoes needed skills. We could eliminate that deficit fast and...

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$10-a-day child care for families in New Brunswick

Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, December 13, 2021 Excerpt: "The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of New Brunswick, Blaine Higgs, today announced an agreement that will support an average of $10‑a‑day child care in the province, significantly reducing the price of child care for families. Through...

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Margaret McCain pushes for expanding education to include 4 year olds

CBC News, June 22, 2016 Excerpt: "Former lieutenant governor Margaret McCain says if the provincial government is serious about fixing its literacy problems it needs to make radical changes that could mean an expansion of public education. McCain said it's time to adopt the Finnish model and expand public education...

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Smart Investment in our Future

Edmonton JournalJune 30, 2015 Excerpt: "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child identifies ECE as a right of all children. But children have no means to exercise that right. They cannot vote; they have no professional lobbyists. We are raising our voices on their behalf in the...

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More work needs to be done to reduce adult literacy deficits, says former lieutenant-governor

Margaret McCain, the former first female lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick, addressed New Brunswick’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Fredericton on Wednesday about a link between literacy and early education. Photo: Elizabeth Fraser/ the Daily Gleaner Elizabeth Fraser, The Daily Gleaner Former New Brunswick Lt.-Gov. Margaret McCain says...

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