President's Comment for 2008

Events in Ottawa over the last four days confirm democracy is alive and well in Canada. Prime Minister Stephen Harper had an opportunity to make his minority government work. After the October 14th el...
It didn't take BC's Auditor General John Doyle much time to point out the obvious. The first page of his 60-plus page review of BC's Industry Training Authority (ITA) summarizes in three sentences wha...
For the last three months, BC's Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has been gathering input from across the province in advance of the February 2009 provincial budget. The pre-budge...
Across BC, municipal election campaigns have moved into high gear as voters get ready to mark their ballots on November 15th. For some voters the prospect of yet another election is a bit bewildering....
Across Canada, post-secondary educators are marking this week as Fair Employment Week. Faculty and staff in every region are working to build awareness and support for our push to get better employmen...
The old adage of “may you live in interesting times” has never been truer than will be the case for BC politics this Fall. The BC Liberals were on the receiving end of some very disturbing news recent...
The latest news out of Victoria shows a disturbing trend when it comes to pay scales for those in the senior ranks of the provincial government. Last week the government announced that, effective Augu...
Provincial cabinet shuffles don't rank as the most exciting news event. When it does become a news story, it's usually because someone gets dropped from Cabinet or downgraded to a second-string portfo...
Since the middle of March, BC's public post-secondary education system has been buffeted by funding and policy changes that only add to a growing sense that the provincial government has no clear plan...
It’s hard to overstate the importance that FPSE places on the fight to win better protection for non-regular faculty. Often referred to as regularization, it’s an issue that plays out in every local a...