LETTER: B.C. teachers can’t help recession’s effect

Fletcher believes we all must somehow bear the responsibility for a calamity engineered by a few dozen con men in high places

Re: A brief history of teacher demands, vicnews.com

Your legislative columnist, Tom Fletcher, in his zeal to provide the facts, states in part: “Teachers had just sailed through a crippling global recession with a series of raises, but were oblivious to all that.”

Fletcher would have us believe that the recession to which he refers was some sort of natural catastrophe, when in fact it was directly caused by the oligarchs of the financial system reaping rewards by deliberately skewing the rules. For some unfathomable reason, Mr. Fletcher believes we all must somehow bear the responsibility for a calamity engineered by a few dozen con men in high places, and he chooses his target of opportunity the present teachers strike.

Why then must Mr. Fletcher insist that teachers be held to account for something over which they had no hand in fabricating?

Why indeed must any of us be held to account for the arrogance of those who think they are “too big to fail”?

Richard Weatherill

Saanich