New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s 10-Year Education Plan

November 4, 2015
Fredericton, New Brunswick

The Honourable Margaret McCain's presentation to the public consultations on New Brunswick's 10-Year Education Plan.

The Role of ECE in Social and Labour Productivity

Top economists tell government why investing in early education pays off

Awarding winning economists Pierre Fortin of the University of Quebec at Montreal and Craig Alexander, former vice-president and chief economist with the TD Bank and now with the C.D. Howe institute, presented about the multiple benefits of public investment in early education and child care. They were joined by former Lieutenant Governor Margaret Norrie McCain. 

Sponsored by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Department of Education at the University of New Brunswick and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation Inc..


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Open Letter: A Smart Investment in Our Future

In an open letter sent to several media across Canada, a group of charitable foundations urge politicians to look at early childhood education in a new light - as a must-have element to build a more prosperous Canada for all.

Smart Investment in our Future

Edmonton Journal
June 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 hope that many more Canadians will do the same. ECE is a powerful tool to enable children and Canada to succeed. We want it to be prominent on the public agenda."

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

Margaret McCain New Brunswick

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 more work needs to be done to reduce adult literacy deficits in the province.

McCain was in Fredericton, addressing the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to improve literacy deficits within the province, Wednesday.

The presentation focused on the linkage between early childhood education and adult literacy ...