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Belt-tightening in Liberal budget

June 27, 2013

There will be more belt tightening across the provincial government as the Liberals try to balance the budget. The new budget tabled today has very few differences from the February budget, except lower revenue projections due to a worsening economy with sluggish growth in housing starts, employment and retail sales.   Finance Minister Mike de [...]

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Vancouver teacher reprimanded for telling one student to hit another

June 9, 2013
Vancouver teacher reprimanded for telling one student to hit another

The Teacher’s Regulation Branch has reprimanded an instructor who brought some eye-for-an-eye justice to her Vancouver classroom. Latin may be dead in most classrooms, but Jane Kemp’s decision to use lex talionis principles to discipline a misbehaving student at General Gordon Elementary has landed her in hot water. In September 2011, one of Kemp’s students [...]

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Regulator releases information on one B.C. teacher’s assault charge, another’s incompetence

May 17, 2013

The release this week of discipline decisions for a teacher who was charged with assault and another accused of incompetence marks a further step for the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) in its effort to become more transparent. The TRB has posted on its website the consent resolution agreements that the two teachers signed, admitting [...]

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BC Police Complaints Commissioner loses Wu case

March 4, 2013
BC Police Complaints Commissioner loses Wu case

The B-C Police Complaint Commissioner has lost an appeal to call a public hearing into the Yao Wei Wu case of alleged police misconduct. The B-C Court of Appeal has dismissed the Commisioner’s request to hold a public hearing into the Vancouver man’s case. Three years ago two police officers attending a domestic dispute call [...]

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And then, there are teachers of a different kind

February 19, 2013
And then, there are teachers of a different kind

Another batch of discipline decisions has been released from BC’s Teacher Regulation Branch. Among the nine teachers in this batch, some were disciplined for ‘unnecessary physical contact’ with students, others for improper use of sick leave, and one for speeding while driving a school bus. James David Long stands out. He teased a girl wearing a [...]

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