The Supreme Court of Canada has sided with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation in a legal battle with the province’s government.
The dispute centred on a piece of legislation the government passed that nullified clauses in an existing contract with the teachers that concerned class room size and other conditions. It also banned future bargaining on certain issues.
In a 7-2 oral decision, the SCC overturned a B.C. Court of Appeal decision that sided with the government, and reinstated a ruling by a B.C. Supreme Court judge that determined the law was unconstitutional.