Bathurst sees 70% youth emigration

Most youth to leave Bathurst: survey
Anonymous - CBC News
April 23, 2010

More than 70 per cent of high school students in Bathurst plan to leave the region after they graduate, according to a new survey.

The students feel there aren't enough educational opportunities, high-paying jobs or activities to keep them home, the survey by the Multicultural Association Chaleur Region Inc. found.

"My heart's in Bathurst," said Philippe McDonald, a Grade 12 student at École Secondaire Népisiguit.

But he's one of the students planning to leave.
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