September 5, 2014 8:58 am

Hundreds of teachers, parents expected to rally outside Canada Place

A major rally in downtown Vancouver is being planned this afternoon, on a day that should have marked the end of the first week of classes.

Hundreds of people are expected to gather outside the government cabinet offices at Canada Place. B.C.’s school teachers have held a series of solidarity rallies around the province this week.

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Rallies were staged on Tuesday at the Legislature in Victoria, in downtown Vancouver and at education minister Peter Fassbender’s Surrey office. Some parents also took their kids to their local MLA’s offices on Tuesday morning for what they called an ‘MLA play date’.

No new talks are scheduled between the BCTF and province today.

On Thursday, the government renewed its call for teachers to suspend the strike while negotiations continue.

The day before, Iker said the teachers would not be suspending their strike.

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