Letters to the Editor

Spend taxpayers’ money on students, not lawsuits

I find it ironic that Tom Fletcher is urging the Liberal government to appeal the B.C. Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation.

Why spend money on helping kids achieve more by reducing class sizes and providing more learning assistants when the government can spend taxpayers money on expensive lawyers and court costs instead?

Justice Susan Griffin had the guts to call a spade a spade and her ruling was fair and her accounts accurate. The government knows it, the teachers know it and the parents know it.

The B.C. Liberals tried to get something they wanted without following the rules of the courts and they got caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

For the kids and the parents sake, it is about time they admit their mistakes and deal with the ramifications of the outcome they created without wasting even more money to get the same ruling in the appeals court.

There must middle ground that can be negotiated without risking our children losing their extracurricular activities or having to go through yet another job action.

Dee Forbes



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