Mr. Speaker, Nova Scotia cannot afford to lose any more of its centres of excellence.
In my home town of Truro we run the risk of closure of the Nova Scotia Teachers' College because we train more teachers than we have jobs for.
Superintendents of schools across Canada have acknowledged the high quality training these teachers receive. CIDA and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges purchase training space for Third World teachers.
We recognize that we cannot afford duplication in educational facilities but I would like to recommend the expansion rather than the closure. We could bring the best teaching professionals to Truro and on a fee for service train teachers for the world market.
At least once a year the United States comes to Nova Scotia to recruit various trained professionals. I recommend that we capitalize on our long tradition of educational expertise and market this great resource.