Victoria: B.C. Premier Christy Clark denied that her government had any role in provoking teachers’ strike. She insisted that her government “absolutely did not” try to provoke a teachers’ strike as suggested by the judge. She added, “That was the characterization that was set out. I fundamentally disagree with that. It was not correct.” Last month Justice Susan Griffin awarded the BCTF $2 million in damages for stripping teachers of their collective bargaining rights and failing to reinstate them when ordered by the court.
In her ruling Judge stated that the province had violated teachers’
Constitutional rights in an ongoing dispute between the government and B.C. teachers federation. NDP has been asking B.C government to release the documents that were used by the judge as evidence but govt. has refused to release the documents., citing confidentiality clause.