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#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
June XXIst, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
On this the Summer Solstice & my brother's XXXIVth birthday, I find myself agreeing most vociferously with Mindelle Jacobs. It seems II me ludicrous that we spend only ten thousand a year per child on Early Child Head Start Programs & yet at the same time we spend C (100) thousand a year to incarcerate maximum security federal prisoners. If we paid $14.75 x 4 Canadian Funds, we could get four needles for Clifford Olson, Paul Bernardo, Russell Williams & Robert Pickton to each have a permanent nap. That would immediately free up CCCC (400) thousand for Head Start Programs.
Running for Public School Board here in Edmonton's north side last year, I met several students who were learning disabled, including aboriginal kids. Seems II me that if Head Start Programs were increased exponentially, we'd be able II have a better chance at getting these kids out of the cycle of violence, drugs, alcohol, & poverty at a higher rate. The faster we get II these unfortunate youngsters, the better off a chance we will have in giving them a solid educational foundation & therefore the better a chance they will turn into productive members of society!
Cycle Of Hope,
Source: The Edmonton Sun, Mindelle Jacobs.