Education

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B.C. Liberals promise 60,000 new childcare spots with $1 billion in spending

By The Canadian Press
June 21, 2017 - 4:16pm Updated: June 21, 2017 - 5:50pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s Liberals are promising to spend $1 billion in early childhood education over the next four years as the party faces a confidence vote in the legislature that is expected to bring down their minority government.

Montreal-born author appointed new chair of UBC's creative writing program

By The Canadian Press
June 20, 2017 - 10:30am Updated: June 20, 2017 - 2:55pm

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia has announced a new head for its creative writing program, nearly two years after the former chair was suspended amid “serious allegations.”

The school says Montreal-born author Alix Ohlin will take over the program beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

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B.C. Liberals promise welfare rate hike days before government is expected fall

By The Canadian Press
June 19, 2017 - 12:36pm Updated: June 19, 2017 - 2:43pm

VICTORIA — There will be a promise to raise welfare rates in British Columbia by $100-a-month in the government’s throne speech on Thursday, which is expected to set in motion the defeat of the Liberals after more than 16 years in office.

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