Month: March 2016

Amalgamation Doesn’t Work – New Study

Amalgamation Doesn’t Work – New Study

A new study just released  by the Fraser Institute reports that there is no evidence to show that amalgamation of local government can produce greater cost savings than  the voluntary sharing of services (https://goo.gl/VgG5fJ). Although the study focused on the municipalities of Greater Victoria BC, I believe its conclusions can also be applied to Boards of Education/School … Continue reading Amalgamation Doesn’t Work – New Study

Tips on Connecting with MLAs

Tips on Connecting with MLAs

An earlier post on this blog encouraged Boards of Education to strengthen their connections with other local and provincial groups. In this interview previous BC Minister of Education George Abbott, provides practical advice on how to build connections with Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) based on his 34 years in municipal and provincial politics. … Continue reading Tips on Connecting with MLAs