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BC Education Minister defends letter

B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender is under fire for an email he sent to B.C. teachers. (CBC)
Some teachers are calling BC's Education Minister 'patronizing' and 'tyranical.'  
Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks to Liberal MLA and Education Minister Peter Fassbender about a recent email directed to BC teachers that he says he wrote in order to create a less combative relationship between teachers and the government.  

However, Prince George School District Teachers' Association president Tina Cousins says there's better things that could be done than write emails. 

Listen to both interviews below: 

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