Susan Lambert

B.C.'s Appeal Over Class Sizes Is Orwellian 'Newspeak' In Action

Susan Lambert | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Susan Lambert

Recent news stories detailing the number of teachers needed to be re-hired as a result of the finding of the legislative stripping of teachers' collective agreements as unconstitutional, is a stark picture of the duplicity and obfuscation characterizing this government's attitude toward public education since 2002. Their latest court appeal is not unexpected or even disappointing. After enduring the last dozen years, teachers have come to expect punitive attacks and deceit.

B.C. Teachers' Court Win Is Condemnation Of Liberal Government

Susan Lambert | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Susan Lambert

The facts of the case are clear: the rhetoric of the B.C. government of seeking labour peace and stability and of providing parents and students with flexibility and choice is duplicitous. The intention was to rob the system of the funding it needs and to use teachers as scapegoats in the quest to get re-elected.

What B.C. Teachers Really Don't Want

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The BC Teachers Federation says 96 per cent of members who were polled by the union recently are backing the position taken by their contr...

'Christy's Goose Is Cooked'

CP | Rebekah Funk, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The outgoing leader of B.C.’s teachers federation appeared to delight in the prospect of the province's scandal plagued government soon ...

B.C. Teachers' Talks Begin With Good News

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The head of the B.C. teachers' union says an agreement on how contract talks will be structured with the government's bargaining agent may...

Will B.C. Teachers Take A 10-Year Deal?

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government's proposed path to a 10-year contract with teachers is a pre-election political document that aims to strip educators ...

HOW LONG Is This Teachers' Contract?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government will outline a strategy today of how it will move toward a 10-year contract with the province's teachers and possibly ...

B.C. Independent School Growth Should Be Studied, Not Attacked

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

If the business across the street from yours, with fewer resources and higher prices, had increased its share of customers every year for 35 years, wouldn't you be curious why? Wouldn't that interest intensify if your own customer base had shrunk in 24 of those 35 years? This is the situation B.C.'s schools find themselves in.

B.C. Teachers Talks Off To A Rocky Start As Back-To-School Looms

CP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Talks to avert a teachers' strike were off to a bumpy start Tuesday when the head of the union declared only a few hours in that negotiati...