A Nova Scotia Budget ft. Christine Saulnier (CCPA)

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Christine Saulnier is the Nova Scotia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-NS). We catch up with Christine to talk about her critique of the recently-released provincial budget released by Nova Scotia Minister of Finance, Labi Kousoulis.

We talk about child care, the high cost of post-secondary tuition in Nova Scotia and support for families needing income support.

Find Dr. Saulnier’s critique here: https://monitormag.ca/articles/time-to-address-the-cost-of-poverty-in-the-atlantic-provinces

Learn more about the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives by visiting their website: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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Author

Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada
Dr. Marc Spooner
Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.