Frustrated parents, students and teachers descend on MLA offices for ‘play dates’
WATCH ABOVE: To express their frustration with what they see as a lack of progress and understanding with the BC teachers dispute, parents are dropping off their kids at their local MLA offices today for an MLA play-date. Grace Ke reports.
VANCOUVER – Parents took their kids to their local MLA’s offices on Tuesday morning for what they called an ‘MLA play date’.
Outside the office of Suzanne Anton, who is the MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview, frustrated parents, students and teachers gathered on what would have been the first day of the new school year.
The kids and parents made posters and signs to express how they feel about the dispute between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the B.C. government.
The movement started on social media and grew into an organized protest outside MLA offices all across the province.
One student said they hope their letter lets Anton know students want to go back to school.
Anton was not available at her office on Tuesday.
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