Vancouver parents criticize school board dismissal, petition minister

    Vancouver parents concerned about the province’s decision to fire the Vancouver School Board marched to Canada Place Tuesday to deliver boxes of petitions with more than 18,000 signatures to B.C.’s Minister of Education.

    “It’s extremely upsetting that the province has chosen to fire our democratically elected trustees at this time,” parent Lisa Patterson said. “They were our only representatives that we were able to express our concerns to and now we don’t know. There is a lot of uncertainty.”

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