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May 20, 2016

The province is launching the first Primary to Grade 12 literacy strategy that will increase the focus on teaching reading and writing, and developing oral communication skills.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey released the new strategy today,

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May 9, 2016

Nova Scotians are getting access to more provincial government data, including 3D, high-resolution maps, for the first time.

Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, May 6, new and refreshed data collections have been added to the open data portal.

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May 9, 2016

The House of Assembly has approved investments in economic growth, education, opportunities for youth and other priorities outlined in Budget 2016-2017.

The Appropriations Act (2016) authorizes spending found in the budget and passed in the House of Assembly today,

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May 5, 2016

The province is committed to seeing more young people find meaningful work as part of Budget 2016-2017.

More than $12 million will be invested in programs that provide the skills,

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April 28, 2016

Nova Scotians will pay tribute to workers who died on the job or from work related injuries at Day of Mourning ceremonies across the province today, April 28.

“One illness,

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April 28, 2016

The Credit Union Small Business Loan Guarantee Program recently passed a significant milestone by disbursing more than $100 million in loans since 2003.

With this milestone achieved, government will review the program to ensure Nova Scotians are receiving the best possible value for their money so loans continue to be made for years to come.

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April 28, 2016

Nova Scotians can improve the program that helps families get their court-ordered support by participating in a consultation on the Maintenance Enforcement Act, launched today, April 27.

“Improving this program is a priority,”

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April 26, 2016

Students and families in more communities throughout Nova Scotia will have greater access to services, after-school programs and more mental health clinicians through SchoolsPlus.

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey joined students and staff today,

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April 22, 2016

Government introduced a balanced budget, today, April 19, while making investments in economic growth, education, and youth.

Budget 2016-2017 projects a $127.4 million surplus. The surplus includes a one-time revenue increase of $110.3 million because of federal and municipal contributions for the convention centre in Halifax.

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April 22, 2016

Government is investing $6.4 million to reduce class sizes as part of the 2016/17 budget. The investment includes $4.7 million that will cover Grades 5 and 6.

“This investment is part of government’s commitment to provide smaller class sizes for our students and teachers,”

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