To the teachers

In Alberta, the teacher talks with the government began in September, 2011.

In Alberta, the teacher talks with the government began in September, 2011, and just recently in the middle of March, broke off.  Both parties walked away from negotiations as nothing was agreed upon.  The talks will now not resume until the spring provincial in Alberta is over with.  Alberta has class size legislation, but like in B.C., the limits have more students than what is legislated.  Alberta wants to freeze all teacher wages for up to three years.  In Ontario, class size limits have more students and the Ontario government wants to freeze teacher wages for three years.  Both Alberta and Ontario governments are negotiating with teachers on the same topics as in B.C.  Please tell me why this is a crime in B.C. according to Jim SinClair, Susan Lambert, and Adrian Dix, when it is OK in Alberta and Ontario?  Also the previous Glen Clark NDP government legislated B.C. schoolteachers back to work while in government.  Why was that OK when the present day B.C. Liberal government does exactly the same?  I am sure that B.C. kindergarten students could understand this, but yet the three stooges of Jim SinClair, Susan Lambert, and Adrian Dix, have a big problem.  In reality, a joke!  In closing, both Alberta and Ontario governments say that the economic crisis worldwide is affecting government funding.  NDP supporters in B.C. don’t understand about this and don’t want to hear about it.  The funny part of all of this is that when a teacher walks out of a doctor’s office with terminal cancer, the old bank account balance will not save their lives.  Just common sense, but these university graduates just can’t seem to understand that.  You teachers, look around, life is short, and admit it, you all have well paying jobs with great benefits compared to the majority of B.C. taxpayers that only get 15 days of annual vacations.  Note that engineers are well paid, spent many years learning at university, but after all that only get 15 days of annual vacation.

 

Joe Sawchuk,

Duncan, B.C.

Just Posted

Elkford councillor Joe Zarowny remembered

The District of Elkford today announced the passing of long time councillor,… Continue reading

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Fernie arena tragedy “wake up call” for global refrigeration industry

Technical Safety BC’s incident report shared across 60 countries, reaching as far as Poland

Lake Koocanusa under the microscope

Wildsight, Sierra Club BC, Headwaters Montana and U.S. university launch water sampling program

Province offers support ahead of Fernie arena tragedy anniversary

Loss of three men in workplace incident motivates Labour Minister to make B.C. safer

Rick Mercer says pot is ‘excruciatingly boring’

Comedian hopes Canadians will move onto something else once marijuana is legalized

Meet the City of Fernie candidates

Voters in Fernie will vote for one Mayor, six Councillors and one School Board Trustee on October 20

Meet the District of Sparwood candidates

Voters in Sparwood will vote for one Mayor and six Councillors on October 20

Meet the District of Elkford candidates

The Elkford Chamber of Commerce will host an All Candidates Forum on October 4

2 charged for feeding B.C. bear Tim Horton’s timbits

Court documents show that Randy Scott and Megan Hiltz have both been charged with feeding or attempting to feed dangerous wildlife.

Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison

Bernardo’s parole hearing at the Bath Institution is expected to attract numerous observers

Feds aiming to select preferred design for $60B warships by end of month

Defence insiders say the government wants to select a design by the end of the month from among three options submitted by several of the largest defence and shipbuilding companies in the world.

B.C. city wants control over its cannabis advertising rules

Without a say, towns and cities risk Washington-State-style flood of advertising, proponent says

Defence cautions against mob justice in Calgary child neglect trial

Jennifer and Jeromie Clark of Calgary have pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence causing death

Most Read