October 3, 2011
The Christie Clark government warned that public sector unions must start “being creative” – Could this be a hint that the government will seek concession from workers?
The most glaring omission in the Throne speech was the repeal of Bills 27/28. The BCTF had requested that the illegal, unconstitutional legislation be repealed and clas size and composition language be restored. Although there were several proposed supports for students, the government did not guarantee any extra funding.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 October 2011 15:04|
Blair Lekstrom, MLA for Peace River South, announced on September 4th that he won't be running in the next provincial election. Mr. Lekstrom was first elected as MLA in 2001. He served as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Minister of Community Development and Ministry of Transportation.
Mr. Lekstrom voted in favour of Bill 22, the legislation that once again restricted BC teachers' right to strike and negotiating a collective agreement.
Mr. Lekstrom's announcement meant that Christy Clark has lost almost 30 percent of her caucus. A poll by Forum Research on August 30th indicated that the Liberal government has sank to 23 percent support.
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Tuesday, 04 October 2011 14:59