LETTER: Premier earns failing grade

Letter-writer 'very annoyed' with premier's handling of the teachers’ dispute

I am very annoyed with Christy Clark’s handling of the teachers’ dispute.

In 2002, she was the education minister and tore up a legal and binding agreement with the teachers’ union. She caused the current problem and now refuses to fix it.

This is a history lesson: If you fail to learn from history you are doomed to repeat the same mistake. Presently, the B.C. Liberals are ignoring the judicial system. What Christy Clark did is illegal and must be corrected.

Second history lesson:  The future will judge her past performance.

If I were a member of the Liberal Party, I would demand a leadership review. It is unfortunate that she is a single mom, but fortunately she has power, privilege, a huge pay cheque and can afford to send her child to private school. I am certain that most single mothers would love to have her options.

What kind of lesson is Christy Clark teaching our children? What kind of lesson is she teaching her child?

Hopefully, through diplomacy, compromise and negotiation she has the courage and wisdom to correct her problem.

In the meantime, all of British Columbia’s children in the public education system, are being punished. All of Canada is watching a shameful display of obstinacy.

Call it “old schooling” but when we were  in school we learned: “If you create a problem, you must be part of the solution.” Anything else is just poor behavior and deserves a failing grade.

Art Bickerton, Victoria

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

“Isolation is normal for us,” says Saanich dad with cystic fibrosis

Gordon Head man says now’s the time to approve life-saving cystic fibrosis drug

Victoria business still busy as people turn to books while in self-isolation

Russell Books says certain genres have gained popularity during COVID-19

Farmers’ markets still open in Greater Victoria

The Moss Street and Esquimalt Farmers’ markets are scheduled to take place, with slight variations

Victoria police warns of text, vacation rental COVID-19 fraud attempts

Frauds appearing online, in text messages and through vacation rentals

Development and building applications in Victoria can now be submitted online

Victoria mayor moves daily update to 2:30 p.m. every weekday

Trudeau announces 75% wage subsidy for small businesses amid COVID-19

This is up from the previously announced 10 per cent wage subsidy

COVID-19: A message from the publisher

We will be making some changes to our print editions during these unprecedented times

Morning world update: Cases surge past 600,000; positive news in Germany

Spain suffers its deadliest day as Germany considers April 20 to possibly loosen restrictions

VIDEO: Penguins roam empty halls of Vancouver Aquarium

COVID-19 has forced the Vancouver Aquarium to close access to guests – leaving room for its residents

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach youngster gets car parade for his sixth birthday

Friends get creative after party cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

Nanaimo RCMP ask for help locating 17-year-old girl believed to be with 36-year-old man

Mary Cyprich, missing since Thurday, might be in company of Force Forsythe

67 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region

Positive tests found in Surrey, Langley long-term care facilities

Most Read