October 6

Breakfast Television CityTV – Local parents upset over payback demand.


September 16

New Westminster NewsLeader – Parents volunteer to help teachers


September 15

CTV Vancouver Island – Frustrated parents and students take to the streets

Time Colonist – “We’re not going to forget who’s behind this.” grade 12 student says

Peace Arch News – Would be Surrey students share their opinions

Burnaby News Leader – Parents, children stage ‘sit-out’ at Gilmore school

Kelowna Now – BC students enter third week of no school as talks continue

The Nelson Daily – LVR stage ‘sit-in’ to protest stalemate in teachers strike beginning Tuesday at Hume Elementary

Castlegar Source – Letter from Nelson students to Premier Chrisy Clark

Metro – Parents take to the street as teachers strike continues


September 14

Georgia Straight – As parents rally for their kids’ education, Christy Clark plans spending billions on new bridge

CTV Vancouver – Pro-arbitration rally draws crowd

CBC News – Tensions flare at Vancouver rally

MSN – Parents, teachers, students rally across Lower Mainland (earlier version of CBC News story)

the Province – Angry grade 12 student says voters-to-be will not forget ‘who is behind’ this strike

AM730 – Hundreds rally at Vancouver Art Gallery

Metro – Parents take to the street as teachers’ strike continues

News1130 – Protest calls on government to get teachers back in class


September 13

CKNW – More parent protests planned

AM730 – 10 year old organizes student protest

YouTube – Pots and Pans for Public Schools 4 (Friday night’s pots and pans rally in Nanaimo)

educationinbc.ca – BC parent seek responsible, accountable government


September 12

Kelowna Daily Courier – Parents piping up for kids

Global TV – Parents, students rally in support of teachers (with gallery)

Burnaby NOW – Burnaby parents “sit-out” to support public education

Courier-Islander – Parent, student rally runs Monday in Campbell River

Nelson Star – Students march for an agreement

The Nelson Daily – Pro-public education students stage protest march Friday at high noon

103.5 Juice FM – Students march in Nelson

Richmond Review – Students voice frustrations over education dispute

Huffington Post – BC Teachers’ strike song written by frustrated Grade 11

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News – Maple Ridge student pens song about teachers strike

Vancouver Courier – March for Teachers on Hastings Street

Alberni Valley Times – Parents rally to support BCTF


September 11

Surrey Leader – Violating youth rights (student letter)

Vancouver Courier – BC elephants stomp through education

Parksville Qualicum Beach News – MLA is available

Castlegar Source – MLA should remember she represents constituency not Liberal party in Victoria

Squamish Chief – Calling MLA Jordan Sturdy


September 10

Georgia Straight – Parents rally for binding arbitration on Sundayx

Salmon Arm Observer – Anonymus poster encouragees parents to send kids back to school

Global TV Okanagan – Teachers vote and students rally as dispute continues

Castanet TV – Students take action

Global News – Okanagan students rally in support of education rights

Global News – Rally in Maple Ridge as Christy Clark makes an appearance

Vernon Morning Star – Kids rally to get back to class

Chilliwack Times – Chilliwack MLA union leader weigh in on teacher strike

North Shore News – North Vancouver students stage walk-in

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times – Clark called out a Maple Ridge education rally


September 9

Times Colonist – Families will gather at Victoria school in bid to break strike stalemate

Times Colonist – Student rally at legislature for end to school ‘war’

BT City TV – Students protest teachers strike


September 8

CBC News – High school students plan “walk-in”

CTV News – More cancellations as teachers’ strike stretches into another week

EnergeticCity.ca – Some students say they’re fed up waiting for school to start

Tri-City News – Coquitlam students worried about impact of strike on school year


September 7

The Vancouver Observer – Students and Parents have had it with BC’s classroom shutdown

AM730 – BC students plan province-wide sit-in at MLA’s offices


September 6

Global TV – Protests this weekend as teacher’s dispute drags on

CKNW 980am – Hundreds rally in Coquitlam in support of public education


September 5

News1130 – Calls for a Chilliwack MLA to resign aster reports he closed his office during rally

Global TV – Hundreds of teachers, parents expected to rally outside Canada Place

CBC TV – CBC Vancouver News at 11 (absent MLAs at 4:30 mark)

CKPG TV – Hundreds rally in front of MLA Shirley Bond’s office for teachers

The Eagle 97.3 FM – Teacher Rallies (screenshot)

Rabble.ca – Families in BC organize to support teachers

Tri-Cities News – Labour dispute continues, Port Moody parents rally for teachers

The Prince George Citizen – “This dispute is about hope”

North Shore News – No quick end to teachers’ strike


September 4

Cloverdale Reporter – ‘MLA Playdate’ visits Cadieux in Cloverdale

Prince George Free Press – Hundreds rally to support teachers

Prince George Free Press – BC Fed organzes rally in front of Bond’s office tonight

Maple Ridge News – MLA ‘open’ to discuss issues


News1130 – Protest walk to end to the teachers’ strike

Peachland View – Hundreds of teachers, parents, supporter and members of the labour movement gathered

Nelson Star – Our kids deserve a lot better


September 3

CTV News Vancouver – Christy Breaks Silence

Powell River Peak – Editorial: Essential Services

The Tyee – Teacher supporters: Our government is not listening

CKPG TV – Parents rally along side teacher in front SD57 board office

Delta Optimist – No school and no end in sight

Abbotsford News – Opening of public classes strikes out in Abbotsford

Surrey Leader – Start of school year strikes out

Ming Pao

Epoch Times


Breakfast Television City TV – Rally at Fassbender’s office

Breakfast Television City TV – Rally at Christy Clark’s office

Laila Yuile – An open letter to the parents of BC on the ongoing teachers dispute

CBC TV – Rally at Peter Fassbender’s office RAW


September 2

Georgia Straight – BC Teachers’ strikes: Parents bring kids to MLA offices for olaydate protests

CTV News Vancouver – Where’s Christy? Parents rally for strike resolution at Premier’s office.

the Province – Parents forced to cope as BC schools stay closed

the Province blog – Parents, students protest by showing up at politcians’ offices for ‘MLA Playdates’

24hrs – Backlash begins over empty classrooms

Global TV – Frustrated parents, students and teachers descend on MLA’s offices for ‘play dates’

News1130 – Parents setting up ‘MLA playdates’ to send message about teachers dispute

StarFM 98.3 – Parents taking fight to local MLA offices

AM730 – Teachers, supporters rally outside Fassbender’s office

107.1 Country – Parents taking fight to local MLA offices

HuffingtonPost.ca – The first day of school in BC looks different this year

herscoop – Parents protest: No school for western Canadian kids

Simi Sara Show, CKNW

Breakfast Television City TV


Vancouver CourierParents make a date with MLA

Chilliwack Today – UPDATE: Laurie Throness should resign

the Progress – Parents rally in support of striking teachers

Coquitlam Now – More protests as strike goes on

Maple Ridge News – Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows parents protest school closures

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times – Parents and children protest outside Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA office

cloverdaleiscool.ca – As teachers strike, MLA Stephanie Cadieux absent for her office


Kelowna Daily Courier – Disappointing day for eager students

CFJC TV – BC Teachers dispute: Parents protest

Castanet News – Parents rally outside Premier’s office

Daily Courier – Kids join protest outside Premier’s West Kelowna Office

Captital News – Parents and student rally for education outside Christy Clark’s office

Penticton Herald – Parents, students hold demonstration


CBC Daybreak – Parents in Kamloops to protest today

Kamloops Today – Kamloops MLAs’ offices target of education labour dispute protest

armchairmayor.ca – ‘Send our kids back to school’


Nelson Daily News – Tuesday was anything like  normal first day of school as more than 500 rally for public education

Nelson Star – Both sides of teachers strike unhappy with breakdown in negotiations


Alberni Valley News – Alberni parents, student and teachers rally in support of the BCTF

Comox Valley Record – Crowd gathers for teachers rally in front of MLA office

98.5FM The Goat – Plenty protest outside local MLA’s office


The Montreal Gazatte – School kidswork on signs outside Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Suzanne Anton’s office during an “MLA Playdate” on Tuesday.


Thanks to all the folks on twitter who tweeted many of these articles with #MLAPlaydate. If you know any others please let us know.



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