B.C.’s minister of education has asked for a review after a teenage girl was handed a $16,000 government contract to go to Finland and report on education.
Peter Fassbender says he has some concerns, mostly around if proper procedures were followed.
Anjali Vyas filed a 14-page report after her trip, which she also paid for with her own money.
Fassbender was asked what purpose that report might serve:
“I have not read the report so I do not want to comment on the value of the report until I get a full report back from our team. I am not going to comment about the value of the report or not but I have asked the deputy to take a look at the process.”
Fassbender also defended the ministry’s Rick Davis, who funneled money from the ministry to the Saanich school district to pay Vyas.