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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NDP Leader Calls The Literacy Issue Critical

Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas inviting high school students from across the province to come together in the name of literacy.

A Youth Literacy Summit is being hosted at Government House in Fredericton today on New Brunswick Literacy Day.

NDP Leader Dominic Cardy tells CHSJ News accepts the challenge made recently to make literacy an election issue.

He thinks its really critical to spread awareness and it can solved with political will and political action.

According to the 2012 Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, over 50 per cent of New Brunswick adults between the ages of 16-65 do not have the literacy skills required to meet the demands of life and work in Canada's modern industrialized economy.