FPSE Local 14 indicates intent to file grievance in Langara instructor termination, calls on Robinson to resign


The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC Local 14, which represents faculty at Langara College, is reportedly filing a grievance over the termination of Natalie Knight. FPSE Executive Director Michael Conlon explained that “every legal opinion we’ve gotten, including the (findings of the investigation) from Langara, suggests that she did not engage in hate speech.” FPSE has also called for Government of British Columbia Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Selina Robinson to step down. FPSE alleges that Robinson applied pressure on Langara to discipline Knight by making a social media statement about the incident. The ministry has called the allegations false and indicated that “Langara College made the decision independently.”

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