Teachers and parents set up a desk in front of the Legislature this morning, complete with an apple, a globe, and a sign reading “Christy’s Class”.
It kicked off an all-day rally that puts the blame for the ongoing labour dispute squarely on Premier Christy Clark.
Rally organizer Renay Maurice blames the Premier for everything from cancelled programs to dirty schools.
“My daughter’s going to a school that’s dirty, yeah, I’ll say it, public schools have had to cut back on custodial stuff–this is unacceptable.”
Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin will be facing voters in this labour-friendly town in just a few months and took a turn at the microphone.
“We need our government to get back to work to find a just and fair agreement so our children can get back to school.”
About one thousand people attended the rally, calling on the government to properly fund education.