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Public transit ballot more than about taxes

A couple of weeks ago one morning, paramedics and firefighters had trouble getting to a medical emergency at a local community centre.  The problem?  Ambulances and fire trucks had no place to park because the fire lane designated for such

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Posted in BC, Environment, Metro Vancouver, Public Transit, Transportation

Western democracy facing mounting challenges

A pair of interesting reads says a lot about the state of Western democracy in the world today, especially in the face of challenges from the economic and political ascendancy of China, brash defiance by Russia, Syria and North Korea,

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Posted in BC, Canada, Politics

BC Teachers resolution brief follow up

For those of you who have not yet seen it, there was a revealing article in the Globe and Mail last Friday about the events that led to the agreement that was reached between the BC Teachers Federation and the Government

Posted in BC, Education, Labour Relations

BC Teacher’s dispute 4DF assessment details

Greetings! As promised, providing an explanation of the scores and reasons behind the 4DF graphic published on Friday covering the BC Teacher’s dispute. First off, thanks again to those who have read that first blog post.  Second, the simpler explanation

Posted in BC, Education, Labour Relations, Public Policy

Who is better serving the public interest in the BC Teachers dispute?

Issue:  How does the approaches of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) or the BC Government in the current contract negotiation serve the public interest? Synopsis:  The BCTF’s stance on class composition and size provides the basis by which, by the

Posted in BC, Education, Labour Relations, Public Policy