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Shortest op-ed ever: On tonight’s recall of the Legislature

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – It is obvious that the Nova Scotia Legislature should not be sitting during today’s raging blizzard.

Regular people work there. Forcing a contract on teachers surely can wait a day. 

That’s all. 

As of Monday morning, Dec. 5, all public schools in Nova Scotia will be closed to students to ensure students’ safety.

After consultation with school boards, government has concluded the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) directive to teachers and administrators will create unacceptable risk to students.

Minister Karen Casey, December 3, 2016

 

 

Update 2:35 PM: Sitting postponed because “it is clear now that conditions will not improve before this evening’s sitting of the legislature.”

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