Teachers on the hill with Joy Smith and Stephen Harper

Last night I joined a group of about 15 teachers on Parliament Hill. They were invited by Joy Smith, Conservative MP for Kildonan--St. Paul, who has been an outspoken advocate of an "educational amendment" to Bill C-60.

We first met with Ms. Smith, and then were met by the Hon. Stephen Harper, leader of the Official Opposition and MP for Calgary Southwest. There was the usual shaking of hands and taking of photographs.

We were invited to visit as Ms. Smith was going to be speaking on this issue in parliament during question period as well as during adjournment proceedings. We were invited to be in the gallery during the adjournment proceedings.

After her speech Ms. Smith invited the group to the parliamentary restaurant to continue conversations. She was not at all happy with the "response" that the government gave.

I will post more details and thoughts on this evening later.