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Monday, February 24, 2014

NDP Leader Wants To End MLA's Influence Over Hiring

Provincial NDP leader Dominic Cardy says people are still fearful of voting for the wrong party at election time because the M-L-A's have too much of a say in who the provincial government hires. 

Cardy would like M-L-A's to have their influence limited to just the people who staff their offices. 

Cardy created quite a stir recently when he equated the reluctance of the school system to fail students to the province's high rate of illiteracy but he tells CHSJ News we have a crisis on our hands with 56 per cent of people in New Brunswick considered functionally illiterate. 

Cardy argues having a highly trained workforce is the best way to attract business investment to the province rather than handing out grants.