Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day Fourteen: Assigned Readings

The campaign in New Brunswick continues against all odds.

Women! The CBC reports that more women than ever are standing for election in New Brunswick. Women represent about 30% of the total number of candidates. Hopefully this will lead to a more balanced Legislative Assembly than the one that just dissolved, where the ratio was about 9:1.

Now for something completely different: the Liberals are proposing to add the Maliseet and Mi'kmaq languages to the school curriculum. A neat idea - not exactly a vote getter though.

Courtesy of The Telegraph-Journal: David Alward and the Progressive Conservatives want to re-open the question of early French immersion in New Brunswick's schools. I remember all the hubbub over the Liberal decision to axe it in 2008. This will certainly help the Progressive Conservatives in the northeast. The NDP say that the PCs aren't going far enough.

In an idea whose time has come, the NDP suggests a law against floor-crossing.