Is there any question as to whether teachers are respected in all communities of Canada including B.C.?
I think not, they have taught us, our children and grandchildren, and have proven to be good at their jobs so that point is not in question.
However, is there a question about their union leadership and objectives?
To me it would appear so and by the admission of teachers themselves.
To point out the fact Canada is and has weathered the world economic situation much better than most countries is not news.
The Canadian approach to common sense is good old-fashioned reasoning, consideration, tolerance, fairness and understanding.
To see the consequences where this has not and is not being practiced all we need do is look at most of the European countries, most notably Greece, Italy and Ireland.
We need not look any farther than union demands most notably by government employees starting at the equivalents in those countries of federal, provincial, municipal and city levels.
They have spent money they did not have or will ever hope to have and all because they thought they could get away with it.
Well they held a gun to their own heads as it turned out.
The greatest majority of tax money to run a country, province or a city comes from small businesses and teachers teach this to their classes every day.
We all know teachers are respected and admired for their good work in and out of the class room by those of us who pay their salary so I ask you — what is wrong with this picture?