The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

School Board spanks Education Minister

The first order of business for the newly-sworn-in Vancouver School Boards was not to deal with cuts to the inner-city schools program, or anticipated funding shortfalls, but to give Education Minister Christy Clark a vote of no confidence. Hardly unexpected, really. The new board, dominated by the left-leaning Coalition of Progressive Electors, plus a Green Party member who was endorsed by the House of Labour, was bound to deal aggressively with B.C.'s right-leaning provincial government; it was only a matter of time.

Earlier this year, the COPE members on the schhol board had attempted to pass a similar motion, but the then-majority Non-Partisan Association, whose members are closely tield to the provincial Liberals, defeated the motion.

It will be interesting to see if the new city counmcil adopts a similarly aggressive tack against the provincial government, or whether they will try fopr a more cooperative approach.
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