Category Archives: Education

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The system is the system

students

The System: Each year the government of New Brunswick provides Summer Employment and Experience Development (SEED) grants to non-profit organizations. These organizations apply for SEED funding to hire students over the summer. Each spring, the MLAs are given a list of organisations within their ridings that have applied for this funding. They are also assigned a certain number of weeks […]

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Question Period: Eliminating Tuition Tax Credit – Tuesday April 7, 2015

Question

Mr. Coon: The decision to eliminate the university tuition rebate tax credit effectively raises the personal income tax of newly minted university graduates. I have heard from many of my constituents, who are furious, on this matter. One constituent wrote: This rebate was not intended to help needy students enter the system, but it was intended to keep young professionals […]

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Question Period: Transportation of schoolchildren – Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Question

Transportation of Schoolchildren   Mr. Coon: My question is for the Minister of Education. The Pupil Transportation Regulation of the Education Act requires students who live more than 2.4 km away from school to walk before they are able to take a school bus. This is unacceptable, particularly for children in elementary school, who may be as young as 4 […]

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