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    Minister Rustad's not-so-new approach

    Late last week, the provincial government decided to unceremoniously dump former B.C. Liberal Cabinet Minister, George Abbott as the incoming First Nations Treaty Commissioner. My thinking was that Mr. Abbott was a good choice. He served twice as the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) and had the support of First Nations leadership and the federal government. But just a few days before he was supposed to begin his new role, Minister John Rustad, current MARR, who recruited Abbott, contacted him to say he was unable to get the necessary support from Cabinet for the appointment.
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    Open letter to Premier Clark regarding public education

    The Honourable Christy ClarkPremier of British ColumbiaBox 9041 STN PROV GOVTVictoria BC  V8W 9E1 RE: Public Education Dear Premier Christy Clark, I am concerned by your approach to public education. As you may know, I have two small children. My son is in grade two, and my daughter, who is almost three, is already very excited about joining her big brother at school. In the last year, our public education system was crippled during an extended labour dispute. The bad faith and mistrust between the BC government and the teachers’ union exploded into a public feud while our children sat at home.
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