Office of the Premier

Premier highlights investments in learning (10/01/18)

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Jan. 18, 2010



ROGERSVILLE (CNB) - Details of the provincial government's investments in learning will be unveiled in the legislative assembly this week, Premier Shawn Graham announced today.

Graham made the announcement before visiting École secondaire Assomption in Rogersville, beginning a week when details of provincial government investments in the learning programs and infrastructure will be released in the legislative assembly. General details were outlined in the 2010-11 provincial budget, released Dec. 1. Specific initiatives related to learning will be announced in departmental budget estimates being tabled beginning this week.

"Our government is focused on three priorities this year: jobs, learning and health and senior care," Graham said. "We will be creating the best opportunities to learn to give our people the skills they need to be self-sufficient in the future."

The provincial government previously announced that four new K-12 schools will be built this year through public-private partnerships to improve learning environments for students. Graham announced that three additional schools will be built through traditional methods. One of these, to be built in Rogersville, will be a K-12 school and include a public library. The provincial government is investing $660,000 this year in architectural design work for this school.

The premier also announced the following new initiatives from the provincial government's agenda on the learning for the coming year:

"I look forward to debating these important investments for our future in the legislative assembly, beginning tomorrow," Graham said. "The government has and will continue to make the changes and investments we need today to achieve self-sufficiency tomorrow."


MEDIA CONTACT: Marie-Andrée Bolduc, communications, Office of the Premier, 506-444-2286.