Here’s a lesson for the day

BCTF labour dispute mismanaged by provincial government, says letter writer.

To the Editor,

Christy Clark’s approach to labour relations visa vie the B.C. teachers has been a lesson in puerility: i.e. an example of how to govern this province foolishly because of a deficiency in managerial skills.

After frittering away the summer, her Liberal government was forced by the weight of public opinion to finally get off its collective butt and negotiate in good faith. Clark’s ham-fisted government must now pay for the administration of their boondoggle known as the Temporary Education Support for Parents.

Shelling out $40 for each school day lost to the parents of qualifying children is another example of Liberal incompetence. This program was nothing more than a political ploy to appease the affected parents, i.e., partisan bureaucratic inefficiency at its worst.

If you are wondering why parents and children have had to endure all this inconvenience, uncertainty and stress, the answer is contained in the word puerility. If you have the need for a derisive chuckle or two, watch Christy Clark try to spin atop her skewed version of events.

Lloyd Atkins,

Vernon