The Canadian PressSeptember 9, 2013 13:46
VANCOUVER - The B.C. government thumbed its nose at a court order and instituted only a "sham repeal" of legislation that the B.C. Supreme Court concluded violated teachers' rights to bargain, a lawyer representing the B.C. Teachers Union argued in court Monday.
In April 2011, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Susan Griffin ruled that the government violated teachers' constitutional rights in 2002 by passing legislation that stripped them of their right to bargain for issues such as class size, class composition, and teacher-student ratios.