I applaud the Edmonton Journal and the rest of the Postmedia people for their annual Raise a Reader campaign focused on children's literacy. I was "solicited" this morning to buy a newspaper by Alberta's Education Minister and long-time friend Dave Hancock to make a donation for the cause.
Dave is a big advocate for all aspects of the literacy challenges we face. Alberta is the most literate province in the country but the results are not impressive when you consider the implications of the lack of literacy on the economic, social, health, justice, education, community capacity, costs, well-being and competitiveness of our people.
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