Letter: ‘Province illegally stripped contracts’

Tom Fletcher has once again decided to take a dig at teachers, this time in an attempt to sway voters.

Editor, The News:

Re: B.C. Liberals are bold as brass (B.C. Views).

Tom Fletcher has once again decided to take a dig at teachers, this time in an attempt to sway voters.

He suggests that the Liberals moved quickly to end 15 years of conflict in B.C.’s public schools.

I don’t know about you, but 15 years isn’t quick. And he fails to remind readers that this only came about after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Liberals broke the constitution while Christy Clark was education minister.

The Liberals were, in fact, required to rectify Ms. Clark’s mistake and did not do so because it was the right thing to do.

Mr. Fletcher further suggests that the addition of teachers back into the system to support our children was a “negotiation” between teachers and the government.

This misdirection furthers his attempt to negate the fact that it was a Supreme Court of Canada requirement to comply.

The facts are clear: the province illegally stripped contracts and the government was found to have broken the constitution.

Todd Patrick

Maple Ridge

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