November 02, 2016

Fired Vancouver School Board member’s “open” letter raises more questions than answers

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator
 

Recently fired Vancouver School Board member and former chair, Patti Bacchus, has a new job this week after joining the ultra-progressive Vancouver Observer where she will be writing about public education. 

Bacchus has written for them before, although not since 2010, and nobody should be surprised that this is where this former Vision Vancouver Trustee ended up since it’s long been considered nothing more than a mouthpiece for Vision Vancouver.

In an article published on Monday, Bacchus writes a letter to Diane Turner, the former Delta, BC school trustee appointed by the province to manage the Vancouver School Board after the trustees were dismissed.

Watch as I share the details of her strange “letter” and what I found out about her taxpayer funded expenses that raises some questions.

Its worth noting that Bacchus filed a privacy complaint with the forensic auditor assigned to look into the budget deficiencies at the school board before the dismissal by the province.

Bacchus insists the privacy complaint was to protect children, their parents and school board employees, but could it be that there is something else Bacchus is hiding?

Between her privacy complaint and the $20,000 roadblock the board tried to throw at us during an FOI request into the toxic workplace allegations, I’m left with more questions than answers, but we'll keep digging.

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commented 2016-11-03 09:35:47 -0400
School boards are elected during municipal elections, and the public really are not informed to the degree they need to be, about those who are running. It seems they are thrown on the ballot as an after thought, but these trustees have a great deal of power, and they act like kings and queens, accountable to no one. And most are socialists who want to feed at the trough, without being held to account.
Danielle Smith was on a school board in Calgary, and they had to toss out the whole board, because they couldn’t get a long. We have still never gotten to the bottom of that one. It’s one reason I never liked her, and I certainly never trusted her.
The fact that Bacchus filed a privacy complaint speaks volumes. She definitely has something to hide!
commented 2016-11-03 01:08:27 -0400
Good job Chris! Keep at it!!
commented 2016-11-03 00:50:53 -0400
Actually Yvette, Bacchus is very much a politicians as she and the other board members were elected, as per :- https://www.vsb.bc.ca/district-policy/bbb-school-board-elections That’s the problem with many in the general public who don’t recognize that school boards across Canada, since the 1960s, have been NDP training camps to get lefties in the door to elections, and then continue up the ranks via municipal, provincial and eventually federal elections… That was one of my first eye-openers after graduating from journalism school in 1967 – the blatant NDP and union support for their “chosen” school board nominees…
Having perfected that modus operandi, it is no wonder that our schools from coast to coast are now the commie zoos that they are…
commented 2016-11-03 00:06:23 -0400
She’s not a politician per say, but acts like one.
commented 2016-11-03 00:03:55 -0400
It’s no wonder so many of us have become so cynical about politicians. Every time I look at the newspaper, turn on the radio or read right here on The Rebel, there’s another story. about a corrupt politician. How decent & kind of her for not using a paid for by taxpayer cell phone, but no problem getting them to pay what looks like every call she ever made on that phone, be it personal or work related, well why not is the way their mind seems to work, get as many freebies as you can & perhaps even invent some along the way. Why do I even bother to vote I ask myself. Keep on it Christopher, there’s that tell tale smile again that seems to be a give away.
commented 2016-11-02 21:58:52 -0400
CHRISTOPHER
She’s hiding something something

Somebody will leak or hack
How about offering a reward