N.B. Liberal leader calls for revamp of province's school curriculum

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New Brunswick Liberal leader Kevin Vickers says it's completely unacceptable the province is still using a school curriculum developed in 2002 to teach climate change.

Vickers tweeted today that updating the 17-year-old curriculum, which is also used to teach other environmental topics, must be treated as an emergency by the Education Department.

He's calling for special sessions to be held for teachers early in the fall followed by up-to-date fact sheets and references as well as the help of online material to supplement teaching in the classroom.

That call follows a study co-authored by a Ph-D student at the University of British Columbia that found the province's climate change curriculum is the oldest in the country.

(with files from CBC NB)