New Brunswick
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Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick
1,001 days in office
59th Parliament of New Brunswick
09 Nov 2018 - 17 Aug 2020
60th Parliament of New Brunswick
29 Sep 2020 - Present

The 2020 New Brunswick general election was held on September 14 to elect the 49 members of the 60th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.

The Progressive Conservative Party, led by incumbent Premier Blaine Higgs, won 27 seats, forming a majority government. Higgs was head of a minority government since the 2018 elections.

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Promise History

2.04.02 - “[W]e will continue to expand technology and blended learning approaches.”

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“This year’s $1.4-billion budget for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development represents a 4.4 per cent increase from the previous year. The department’s 2021-22 budget was tabled today at the legislative assembly. Included are investments to increase access to technology and virtual learning opportunities, to support experiential learning in communities, and to help ensure schools stay safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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“This year, our government will provide an additional $1.7 million to support the development and delivery of these distance learning opportunities.”

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“A partnership between New Brunswick and France will allow students from both jurisdictions to take part in engaging learning experiences through digital tools. […] These projects will rely on digital learning tools, ensuring they can take place during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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“This model will help support blended learning and the continuity of learning of high school students in the immediate future, while also addressing long-standing issues.”

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