President's Comment

It only took thirty-five days to play out, but by the time that the final ballots were counted in last night's federal election the results may well represent the most significant changes in Canada's...
When members of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association voted 296 to 31 to accept the terms of a proposed memorandum that would settle their four week strike, the attention of those at the...
BC's new Premier has decided to scrap the changes made in the fall of 2010 when the responsibilities for post-secondary education were split between two Cabinet Ministers. At the time those changes we...
For the last hundred years, women around the world have marked March 8th as a day to reflect, remember, regroup and renew their struggle for economic and social equality in their communities and their...
FPSE has just received word that the two Ministries responsible for post-secondary education-the Ministry of Science and Universities and the Ministry of Regional Economic and Skills Development-will...
When Colin Hansen rose in the Legislature on February 15 to table his 2011 budget he emphasized that his fiscal plan was anchored to the “status quo”. Despite improvements in a number of revenue areas...
Where's the sense in paying two people different rates for doing the same work? There isn't any, and that's the problem. The employer practice of picking and choosing who gets what pay for what work i...
Voters in BC have had quite a year. Following the May 2009 provincial election, they were stunned to find out that an issue the BC Liberals had promised not to enact-the harmonizing of our provincial...
The federal government is pushing hard to make a significant change in the way Statistics Canada conducts the 2011 Census. If the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada, Tony Clement, has his way,...
With close to 540 delegates drawn from all provinces and territories in Canada, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) met in Saint John's Newfoundland and Labrador last week to consider the road ahe...