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The former Clerk of Cabinet stated that it is normal practice in NB to spend money and seek legislative approval retroactively as long as approval happens in the same Fiscal Year. I find this practice concerning: What happens if the Assembly doesn't grant the $? #nbpoli
I wonder what the cultural view of civil servants is with respect to the constitutional role of the Assembly in approve spending: do they view it as red tape, an annoyance, or are most even aware?
It is misleading to suggest that the current government would not be bound by the Saint John agreement because of an improper Parliamentary approval. This is due to Parliamentary Privilege, the Courts are not going to look into exactly how the appropriation bill was authorized.
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You can start talking to each other and organizing a group in your region. Answer this tweet and say in what riding you are. Follow, DM each other and exchange contact info. RT to reach more people.
#nspoli #nbpoli #peipoli #nlpoli
If you want to join the Atlantic Canada group on Facebook:…
Vous pouvez discuter entre vous et organiser un groupe dans votre région. Répondez à ce tweet et dites dans quel comté vous êtes. Suivez, envoyez des messages privés et échangez vos coordonnées. Retweetez pour rejoindre plus de gens.
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So, I’ve been asked by folks in #Nbpoli about this Brian Kenny interview today. Ministers matter, so I will respectfully reply.

'Stability' of school system pushed test scores upward, education minister says | CBC News…
1. I get a bit worried when a minister says that test results from early 2016 reflect a plan released in September 2016. It suggests perhaps a shaky grasp of policy, a hyperpartisan bent, or worst of all an inability to grasp the concept of time and the temporal plane. #nbpoli
2. I would expect a minister to join in a sincere examination of what worked, and what didn’t. He may, of course, reach different conclusions. But what are we to make of a minister who yells “We did it! Us!” when his govt planned 5 of these kids’ 102 months in school pre-test?
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I've promised a Twitter essay on some big education news in #nbpoli for a while. Here goes.

Those who care about literacy and education policy, it's worth plowing through. I promise.
1. So, the Pan-Canadian Assessment Programme (PCAP) reported earlier this month. That's where provincial governments measure their student performance in reading, math and science.

Report here:…
2. The 2016 report on Grade 8s would deal with children who began Kindergarten in 2007-08. That's actually the cohort that has the highest Grade 2 literacy scores in NB history.
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