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Description: The Supreme of Canada has upheld a lower court ruling that found the B.C. government bargained in bad faith with the province’s teachers and violated their Charter rights.

Source: The Vancouver Sun

Date: 11/10/2016

Link: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-teachers-win-landmark-supreme-court-of-canada-victory

Related links:

Story on the impact of the decision
The Supreme Court of Canada decision
Prof. Fiona McQuarrie discusses the SCC decision (Starts after 59:00)
The B.C. Appeal Court decision
The B.C. Supreme Court decision
The B.C. education ministry
The BCTF

Questions for discussion:

• What was unusual about the SCC decision?
• Briefly summarize the history of this dispute between the B.C. government and the BCTF.
• Consult the Related Links above: what did Justice Susan Griffin decide?
• What reasons did the Court of Appeal give when it overturned her decision?
• What did Justice Donald write?
• Consult your text: what is bargaining in good faith? How did the B.C. government fail on this point?

 

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