Mike Bernier

B.C. Coughs Up $50 Million To Hire 1,100 Teachers After Court Ruling

CP | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The money is a first instalment.

B.C.'s Propaganda Department Cranks Up Production

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

It's official. After hitting send to more than 2,680 news releases this year, the B.C. government's Communications and Public Engagement Office is now scraping the bottom of the barrel for an excuse -- any excuse -- to trumpet the government's prowess.

Ex-Vancouver School Board Members Say Minister Defamed Them

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia

They say the minister accused them of creating a toxic work environment.

B.C. Government Fires Entire Vancouver School Board

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The province's education minister said he has lost confidence in the board.

Spare Us The Hyperbole About Flexibility In B.C.'s New Curriculum

Lizanne Foster | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

It's disingenuous for the B.C. Liberal government to couch its new curriculum within a framework of flexibility while simultaneously removing billions from the education budget thereby causing ever more restrictions on what is possible in classrooms. It's especially galling that the minister does not acknowledge that teachers have been transforming education for decades, continuously responding to "the demands of a changing world" without much support for this Herculean task from the ministry.

B.C. Drops Some Provincial High-School Exams

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Math and literacy will be the only skills to be formally tested starting in the next school year.

Stop Downplaying The Underfunding Of B.C. Schools

Sarah Miller | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Dear Mike Bernier: If you truly believe there are no funding issues in our public schools, then I assume you think it is the job of parents and PACs to raise upwards of $30,000 a year to supply basic necessities for their children's school. Do you think that giving students in B.C. $1,000 less than the national average will offer them the best opportunities in their education?

B.C. Slammed For Losing Hard Drive With Students' Personal Info

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Education Minister Mike Bernier acknowledged the privacy breach as "unacceptable."

Goodbye Fassbender, Hello LNG Advocate?

Sarah Miller | Posted 07.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

This cabinet shuffle shows clear signs of Christy Clark trying to further tie our children's education and future to LNG.

Fassbender Takes Charge Of TransLink In B.C. Cabinet Shuffle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Four ministers have new responsibilities.

Pipeline Bombing Is No Joke To These B.C. Towns

CBC | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Mayors in northeastern B.C. are demanding an apology from the developers of a video game depicting pipeline bombings. The online game ...

#BetterBC: How Would You Improve Our Province?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. is already a pretty darn great place to live. A gorgeous climate, gorgeous people inside and out, gorgeous food... But how can we all make it eve...