Negotiate don’t legislate with teachers

Premier Christy Clark claims to be family first so let's see it in teh dispute with B.C. Teachers.

To the Editor,

On the heels of Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 29 to raise awareness about bullying, what an ironically perfect opportunity for Premier Christie Clark’s government to help dispel the adversarial “culture of antagonism” Federal Liberal leader Bob Rae recently identified as a modus operandi in today’s politics. An MO that dominates the relationship between B.C.’s government and its teachers.

The premier touts her government as being all about “the family”, which presumably includes guiding our youth to develop into good citizens—not bullies. So surely she’s more favorably disposed to mediating an agreement with B.C. teachers rather than forcing a legislated settlement”? It would seem to be the “adult” thing to do.

Liz Stonard,

Port Alberni

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