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BC Gov squeeze students with ICBC big stick

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/british-columbia/icbc-may-withhold-licence-for-outstanding-court-fines-student-loans-in-default-1.2974821 ICBC may withhold licence for outstanding court fines, student loans in defaultProposed legislation would give greater powers to Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.(CBC) 

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Ok, now truth comes out about Christy

https://www.straight.com/blogra/394466/christy-clark-appoints-new-advocate-private-schools-bc Clark has named a new parliamentary secretary to the minister of education for independent schools (better known as private schools). Simon Gibson, the B.C. Liberal MLA for Abbotsford-Mission, takes over from Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton. The latter has … Continue reading

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Prime Minister’s awards recognize teacher excellence |#bced

BC teachers awarded 15/54 PM Excellence awards Prime Minister’s awards recognize teacher excellence |#bced http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/news-blog/prime-ministers-awards-recognize-teacher-excellence The 2014 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellencewere announced this week, honouring 54 teachers from across the country. Here are the 15 B.C. winners, along … Continue reading

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Golf opens Christy’s door while not with teachers..

This kind of fundraising ( lobbying) for BC Liberals ( and others ) has become the norm these days. Let’s all get real and understand it’s lobbying in golf clothing! The opportunities for acces to Governments, even after elections, is … Continue reading

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Can more education solve Canada‚Äôs income inequality problem? | Broadbent Institute

Disconcerting. The values Canadians hold for education is no longer an assurance of improved standard of living. The implicit merits of an education are obvious but the pragmatic assumption if a career is perhaps just a myth not a reality? … Continue reading

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Too early for supporters of #bced

http://tomkertes.ca/teachers-strike-prepare-for-next-round/ “…In the immediate aftermath of the public school strike both government and teachers will want to claim victory. While credit goes to teacher unity, solidarity across unions, and community support, now is too early for supporters of public education … Continue reading

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Optics over substance- not just teacher dispute

It’s pretty clear BC Libs are about optics not true Governance! It’s not just union busting teachers. Look around the province and you will find discontent and Government deception. They rarely have followed, in any real way, or have abruptly … Continue reading

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