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May 25, 2017 8:43 pm

BCTF Plan Pre-Election Advertising Blitz

Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The BC Teachers Federation won’t be sitting idly by during this year’s provincial election campaign.

This weekend during its 101st Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, BCTF president Glen Hansman said they’re planning an advertising campaign starting tomorrow to remind voters of the provincial government’s record on public education.

Richard Giroday, president of the Prince George and District Teachers’ Association, is at the convention and supports the campaign.

He argues the government doesn’t have the “best record” when it comes to its handling of public education noting you only have to look at their recent Supreme Court of Canada victory over class size and composition to see that.

“It’s taken us 16 years to restore our contract language that was stripped by then education minister Christy Clark. They fought that all the way and it only took the Supreme Court 20 minutes to figure it out and say put it back.”

The BCTF’s campaign launch also plans to pressure the government to follow through on is commitment to fully fund the costs of restoring teachers’ working conditions.

The provincial election is scheduled for May 9.

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