President's Comment for 2007

When Geoff Plant was first appointed to conduct the Campus 2020 review of BC's post-secondary education system, caution flags were raised. Many wondered how the former BC Liberal Cabinet Minister coul...
The start of November marks an important date in all our calendars. It was six years ago this month that BC's lowest paid workers got a raise. The start of November marks an important date in all our...
Throughout the week of October 22-26, post-secondary educators across Canada will be working to advance the cause of fair employment for non-regular faculty. The events of this week are part of a Nort...
When she presented her February 2006 provincial budget, Finance Minster Carole Taylor set aside $90 million for a proposed training tax credit program. Her idea was to provide employers with tax credi...
Just over a year ago the provincial government launched a review of BC's public post-secondary education system. It was called Campus 2020 and it was led by Geoff Plant, the former BC Liberal Cabinet...
After five years of legal wrangling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled on one of the most outrageous legislative measures that the BC Liberals ever enacted; their contract ripping labour legislati...
A recent news report that Langara College has dismissed its Manager of Administrative Services in the Continuing Studies Department after an alleged fraud scheme was discovered by college accounting a...
Geoff Plant's report, Access and Excellence: The Campus 2020 Plan for British Columbia's Post-Secondary Education System, marks an important admission that the BC Liberals' last six years of policy an...
On March 26, 2007, the BC Liberals tabled Bill 20, the School (Student Achievement Enabling) Amendment Act. In her introduction of the legislation, Education Minster Shirley Bond emphasized that the p...
On the eve of his 2007 federal budget, federal Finance Minster Jim Flaherty followed the tradition of buying new shoes. However, in Mr. Flaherty's case, the shoes were hockey skates. After reading the...