January 16, 2017

Vancouver School Board firings remain mysterious despite FOI responses

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator
 

In October 2016, the entire Vancouver School Board was reluctantly fired by the Province of BC and Education Minister, Mike Bernier. The decision came after years of battling between the board and the provincial government over having a balanced budget, which is the law in BC. 

But there was more to the story. Allegations of workplace harassment so bad senior staff at the Vancouver School Board had to go on medical leave, and allegations that elected school board members were the ones who were committing the harassment.

With the board now dismissed and the headlines faded, perhaps those involved thought this story was going to go away but shortly after the dismissal, we launched a series of Freedom of Information requests with both the Vancouver School Board and Worksafe BC.

The Vancouver School Board attempted to throw us off course with a $20,000 fee request! Now both the Vancouver School Board and Worksafe BC have formally responded to us.

Watch as I show you what they had to say in addition to providing the full documents below so you can read them for yourself.

As you can see, it's essentially a roundabout way of weaselling out of handing over the information.

I’m not satisfied with those responses and neither should you, the Vancouver taxpayer, or all of our students and parents be, so we’re going to be appealing both the responses to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

That still leaves us the question of why they’re coming up with excuses to keep these records from going public. First it was a $20,000 price tag from the VSB thinking they could scare us away, and now this.

Remember that the Vancouver School Board was controlled by Vision Vancouver, Mayor Gregor Robertson’s political party.

I’ll keep digging because many of those now dismissed school board members will be continuing their political careers, and if something unsavoury was going on at the Vancouver School Board that they were involved in or aware of, then that needs to be brought to light.

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commented 2017-01-17 09:05:58 -0500
“busy schedule” ….sorry, it is early….coffee time
commented 2017-01-17 09:05:58 -0500
“busy schedule” ….sorry, it is early….coffee time
commented 2017-01-17 09:02:51 -0500
Gregor has a bust schedule coming up. Won’t he be front and centre with Saint Susuki and Dizzy May if Kinder Morgan ever proceeds? Maybe some of these other operatives will surface then.
commented 2017-01-17 01:52:47 -0500
I’m sure everything will be explained in the coming days… Winter rain is returning to Vancouver, and Mayor Moonbeam can come out of his fetal position as the ice melts on his favourite bike path to work… The school board ditto… Trust me, eh?…
commented 2017-01-17 01:31:36 -0500
Bill Elder got that right and the truth is laid out right in front of us. They are intolerant fascists , pure and simple.
commented 2017-01-16 20:45:53 -0500
“Allegations of workplace harassment so bad senior staff at the Vancouver School Board had to go on medical leave”

There’s your lead right there – echos of the Ryerson bullying firing – anywhere these bullying bolshie SJWs congregate in administrative strength, there is bullying because in strength their true fascist nature comes out – I say good , fire them all (if this is the case)