An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
TWO THINGS SHOULD HAPPEN now that Premier John Horgan says it’s up to school districts to decide whether or not teachers and support staff must get COVID-19 vaccinations.
Horgan insists school boards are the direct employers of teachers and staff, and therefore have the authority to do it. And he says that since the boards are close to their community they’re in the best position to decide.
So, the first step is for school districts, including Kamloops, to call his bluff and declare their own mandatory vaccinations.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.