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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Teachers should be praised for trying to fix broken classrooms

The winner of last week’s duel on civil disobedience was Laila with 67%. This week’s topic: Did the strike vote by B.C. teachers help or hurt their cause? As results came in last week for the B.C. Teachers’ Federation strike … Continue reading

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A must read by Les Leyne

Government conned parents and kids “It’s a tale of a government secretly wanting to provoke a strike that year for political reasons. There are always cynics who read political motives into big public labour disputes. But it’s startling to see … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Premier’s meddling derailed respectful tone of current negotiations

This week,I welcomed Brent Stafford to the Duel as we take on the question : Is a 10-year deal with the teachers’ union good for B.C.? This week, I’d like to welcome Brent Stafford to the Duel, and wish him … Continue reading

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This weeks column from 24Hrs Vancouver: Focus on labour peace ignores underfunding

Who wins this week? Columnists Laila Yuile and Kathryn Marshall battle over the issues of the day. This week’s topic: Does Christy Clark’s 10-year education plan address the real issues in education? Politicians who use children in photo-ops always come … Continue reading

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BC Liberals must address crisis in Surrey School district immediately

I am absolutely outraged this morning. Children and teenagers who live in Surrey are facing a crisis for the 2010/2011 school year.  There is no more money. There is no more space. Non-stop development in the city is constantly drawing new families and students to … Continue reading

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” No. I won’t hold a public inquiry into BC Rail…” ” Yes, I like the HST…” ” Uh,my brother has no formal role in my campaign, but…” ~ Christy Clark, Global news interview with Randene Neil December 08th, 2010

Yes,Christy Clark certainly is telegenic – described as cute in the way chipmunks are often referred to, but like the little rodent, she doesn’t really bring anything new to the table, and appears completely opportunistic. A well known and talked about tidbit among … Continue reading

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Whats the deal with School Fees?

My daughter comes into the room and tells me not to freak out, but her school fees this year are $110.00. No worries, I say, but what does that cover? What am I getting for that money? ( I purchase all … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites Wednesday September 6th,2008

Wow, this Wednesday completely snuck up on me, because of the long weekend, and I nearly forgot all about Bits and Bites. So cool, though, because its only 2 days now until the next weekend, which I hear is going … Continue reading

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Ban the ‘Bully’ game? Not on my watch.

Flip through any channel during the 6 o’clock news hour and one of the top stories on every newscast was the release of  Bully: Scholarship Edition. More specifically, I should say, the stories centered around a bit of controversy surrounding the … Continue reading

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