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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

50% of BC Teachers Voted in Strike Vote

Although the BCTF touts a 90.5% agreement with its decision to take illegal job action, it is interesting that they aren't mentioning a very small 50% participation in that vote.

Almost half the teachers decided not to vote. I wonder why...

4 Comments:

At 5:33 PM, Blogger PelaLusa said...

An attractive woman in Vancouver who isn't a Kool-Aid drinking Kanadian Socialist?!? Is this possible or are you a figment of imagination of some balding male member of the Fraser Institute?!? ;-)

In any case, when the BCTF vote first occurred, Jinny Sims clearly said several times that 80% of the membership had voted, and of those, 90.5% had voted in favour to strike. Is it possible that she was LYING??? Say it ain't so!!! Robert W.

 
At 1:31 AM, Anonymous Larry said...

BCTF, are doing a sly media spin.

 
At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a comment from David Schreck, perhaps you missed it in your dilligent research or you chose to ignore it.

Those who live in glass houses ought not to throw stones. Minister de Jong needs to be reminded that the BC Liberals won the May election with 45.8% of the popular vote. In that election , there were an estimated 3.05 million eligible voters, 2.76 million registered voters, but only 1.76 million who voted. In other words, less than 64% of eligible voters voted, meaning that less than 29% of eligible voters voted to continue the Campbell government. Using the lower turnout of only 49% for the teachers, they got a vote of 44% (.905x.49), half again as much as the Campbell Liberals, to continue their action.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger NL-ExPatriate said...

Votes like this should be manditory by all members and private.

No sitting on the side lines and letting the extremists rule the day because your disagree with the union line and are afraid to be alienated because the vote isn't private?

 

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