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B.C. Education Minister Mike Bernier left some important things out of his year-end wrap up
B.C. Education Minister Mike Bernier says 2016 was a banner year for B.C.'s education system, but he forgot to mention a few things.
Dec 28th, 2016
Canada's Supreme Court hands the BCTF a huge win. So why am I still angry?
The Supreme Court of Canada decision on the BCTF case is a huge win for public education. But I'm still angry.
Nov 10th, 2016
A primer on the BCTF court ruling
On Thursday, the BC Court of Appeal will issue its decision on the provincial government's appeal in the long-running BCTF legal dispute. While the government may eke out a win based on fine...
Apr 29th, 2015
B.C. teachers should seize the moment and end strike, says legal expert
Teachers have the upper hand right now, and should accept the deal while public support is still strong, says a former Crown prosecutor.
Sep 17th, 2014
B.C. students planning walkout to support teachers' labour dispute
Students at a Vancouver high school are planning a mass walkout on Friday to protest their teachers' ongoing contract dispute. "Whatever affects our teachers affects us because it affects our...
Feb 29th, 2012
Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid: she's baaaaack
Margaret MacDiarmid is back as Minister of Education after George Abbott steps forward to run for the Liberal leadership.
Nov 29th, 2010
BCTF finds lack of substance in Campbell's education announcements
Premier Gordon Campbell's much-anticipated announcements around education in his televised address to British Columbians on Wednesday has left teachers cold. "The Premier’s address lacked depth...
Oct 28th, 2010
Teachers, grab your popcorn
Teachers will be learning about the government's intended changes to education on Wednesday
Oct 27th, 2010