A search of one Charles Jago via Open Information is in order.
On Page 3 there's this:
2008/09 - 2010/11 Service Plan
... ahead of schedule, marking a significant milestone in the Kicking Horse Canyon
Phase 2 Project; and the new Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre ...
Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre??????
2008/09 - 2010/11 Service Plan full title is:
Service Plan for Partnership British Columbia Inc. aka Partnership BC.
What we have here, with the Public School Teachers mediator, is someone who is a strong proponent of Privatization and yet if we go to the Partnership BC Inc. website there isn't a hint of who sits on their Board.
If the BCTF is concerned about the Mediator's credentials towards building a STRONG Public School System that works with Teachers then they should be asking if the Government appointed Mediator previous/current experience has him leaning heavily towards Privatization of our Schools via the P3 model?
Dr. Charles Jago was appointed to the Northern Health Board in September 2007. His current term expires in August 2010. Dr. Jago was president of the University of Northern BC from 1995 to 2006. During his tenure, he provided leadership in the establishment of the Northern Medical Program, which was expressly designed to address the shortage of doctors in rural British Columbia. Dr. Jago has been actively involved in many northern economic development initiatives and championed the development of educational partnerships and programs for First Nations groups in northern B.C.
Dr. Jago received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2003 and was named to the Order of Canada in 2004 for his 25 years of outstanding achievement and service to education. In 2006, he was appointed chair of the Fraser Basin Council. Dr. Jago serves on the Board of Directors of 2010 Legacies Now, Partnerships BC Inc., and chairs the board of Canfor Pulp Co. Ltd. Partnership. Dr. Jago received his BA in Honours English and History from the University of Western Ontario. He graduated as the Honours gold medalist from Huron College with a Commonwealth Scholarship to undertake graduate studies at Cambridge University in Britain. Dr Jago graduated from Cambridge with a PhD in History in 1969.
I believe that its incumbent on the part of the Mediator to set the record straight on just what his over plan is for the Teachers, especially in light of the fact that the Education Minister was part and parcel of that which brought in the PPP to so many facets of our way of life..... like TOLLS on Bridges which is driving costs up for Families First!