We were aware earlier but started documenting in the Summer of 2013…

We were assured…

Students Union of Vancouver Community College brought this to the VCC Board of Governors in the Fall of 2013…

The Union and Executive were accused of rumour mongering…

And then…

BC colleges, universities to lose ESL funding – The Vancouver Sun, December 10, 2013

No new money for education – The Vancouver Sun, February 18, 2014

Rally calls on province to restore ESL funding – Vancouver Courier, March 24, 2014

More than 70 ESL teachers likely to lose jobs at VCC – The Vancouver Sun, May 30, 2014

ESL cuts translate into layoffs – Vancouver Courier, June 5, 2014

ESL students in BC face funding uncertainty - The Globe and Mail, September 1, 2014

ESL cuts in BC could worsen skilled worker shortage – The Vancouver Sun, September 7, 2014

VCC students and teachers brace for vote to save ESL program – Vancouver Metro, September 23, 2014

Dreams on hold as ESL schools slated to close - The Tyee, December 4, 2014

Why is BC the only province not funding college ESL training – The Georgia Straight, December 9, 2014

Tuition saves a third of Vancouver Community College’s ESL seats – The Tyee, December 19, 2014

More layoffs expected for VCC Adult Ed faculty – The Tyee, August 15, 2015

“When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure. There is nothing new in the story. It is as old as the sibylline books. It falls into that long, dismal catalogue of the fruitlessness of experience and the confirmed unteachability of mankind. Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong–these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.”–Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 2 May 1935.

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