Your Liberal government is looking for new ways to attract new doctors to our province. That’s why we’ve created a new immigration stream to help attract more international doctors and specialists. The stream has been approved by the federal government as part of the Nova Scotia...

Over the last week, I have had the opportunity to meet with superintendents and senior staff at five of the eight regional school boards in the province. I have also met with teachers and principals in each of those regions, and representatives from school advisory...

Why are you making this change to allow teachers to move? The intent of these changes will be to provide teachers with more flexibility in where they choose to work while respecting seniority rights. We want to create more choice and opportunities for teachers...

What kind of decision will SACs be able to make? The Minister is talking to parents, teachers, principals and students about these very questions. We know that they will be able to decide on how some funding can be used. We will have more to...

What was Dr. Glaze’s review focused on? Government asked Dr. Avis Glaze, a world-renowned education consultant, to do a review of the province’s education administrative system. The review looked at how public schools are administrated, including elected school boards and their central office administration, and...

Does this mean all decisions will be made centrally by the department? No. These changes will empower teachers, principals and parents by giving them a greater voice about priorities for their schools. For principals, these changes will mean greater autonomy and independence to be...

Why does government want to remove principals, vice-principals and other supervisory staff from the NSTU? • Principals and vice-principals are the educational leaders in our schools now, and will continue to be. This includes having supervisory responsibilities for teachers, including performance evaluation and other managerial responsibilities. • Leaders and...