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Make sure you vote for the first NEW provincial government in 15 years, May 9th

You are eligible to vote if you are…

18 or older

a Canadian citizen

a B.C. resident for the past six month

Make sure to register to vote by April 11th.

Click for important BC election 2017 info here!!

To help you to decide which party to vote for, read some of the past news articles below.

BC Adult Education in the News

VSB’s 2017/18 budget plan creates confusion, cuts and parent complaints (Vancouver Observer, Apr. 12, 2017)

Vancouver school board budget shuffle causes confusion, ‘scrambling’ (Vancouver Sun, Apr. 11, 2017)

Adult education — the school of second chances needs another chance (Vancouver Observer, Apr. 06, 2017

Students struggle to access post-secondary programs due to adult education cuts (Vancouver Observer, Jan. 5, 2017)

Adult Ed Tuition ‘All Over the Map’: Union President (The Tyee, Sept. 11, 2015)

Educators call on BC government to reverse cuts to adult ed (Vancouver Sun, Sept. 10, 2015)

Some students could be shut out by adult education changes (News 1130, Sept. 10, 2015)

Teachers knew adult ed ‘sinking fast’: BCTF (24 Hours, June 15, 2015)

Delegation heads to Legislature for debate on Adult Basic Education (May 4, 2015)

Legislature Debate Recorded in Hansard (May 4, 2015)

For public education in Vancouver, budgeting is a death by a thousand cuts (Metro, April 6, 2015)

Vancouver school board may axe nearly 100 jobs (Vancouver Sun, March 31, 2015)

BCTF holds a community forum against cuts to adult education (Global News, March 5, 2015)

Fee hike proposed for Vancouver adult ed (24 Hours, March 4, 2015)

We need to keep adult high school education accessible (Metro, March 1, 2015)

Single mother hurting after adult education cuts (AM730, February 5, 2015)

BC Education in the News

Axed by Christy Clark: Patti Bacchus’s account of the final hours of Vancouver’s school board (Vancouver Observer, October 2016)

SHAMELESS: The hidden private school tax haven for the rich (National Observer, June 2016)

Sorry Christy, B.C. Parents Won’t Fall For Latest Liberal Election Ploy (Huffington Post, June 2016)

School closures have Richmond parents seething (Vancouver Sun, June 2016)

Who Wins as Endless Shortfalls Destroy Public Education? (The Tyee, May 2016)

Why Are BC’s Independent Schools Getting So Much Money? (The Tyee, May 2016)

Every Vancouver school to be evaluated for possible closure (CBC, May 2016)

‘Devastating’ Cuts Recommended for Vancouver Schools: Board Chair (The Tyee, April 2016)

Opinion: Vancouver school district – a world-class system at risk (Vancouver Sun, April 2016)

All BC School Districts Are Struggling — Not Just Vancouver (Huffington Post, March 2016)

Daphne Bramham: B.C. continues its massive restructuring of public education (Vancouver Sun, March 2016)

Independent school lobbying behind call to close schools: Bacchus (The Tyee, December 2013)

A Fiscal Perspective… BC Liberal Non-Education Spending

Site-C Dam Mega-Project – $9 BILLION

George Massey Tunnel Replacement Bridge – $3.5 BILLION

Listing of BC Liberal Mega-Project Cost Over-Runs


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