Media - Nova Scotia


Open Letter to Nova Scotia Premier Designate Tim Houston

Margaret McCain | August 26, 2021 Allow me to congratulate you in your new role as Premier of Nova Scotia. As chair of the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation, I have had the pleasure of working with five of your province's premiers in our mutual pursuit to ensure the...

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Federal-Provincial Agreement Will Transform Child Care, Reduce Costs for Families

July 13, 2021 Statement by the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain on the Early Learning and Child Care Agreement between the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia Nova Scotia is Canada’s new leader in early learning and child care. Today’s announcement contains all the elements needed to convert child care from...

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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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Pre-primary Expansion Complete

Government of Nova Scotia | February 11, 2020 Excerpt: "Pre-primary helps support educational, social and emotional development of children and supports their learning and growth the year before they start school.That is why every four-year-old in the province will have access to this free, universal program in September 2020.Premier Stephen...

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Pre-primary decision up to parents, but N.S. has made right choice

Local Xpress, July 25, 2017 Excerpt: "Regardless of their motivations, all of Nova Scotia will prosper from this essential investment in their youngest citizens. By improving educational outcomes, reducing illiteracy and poverty, and making the province a place where young families want to come and stay, Nova Scotia will feel...

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