The Nova Scotia Teachers Union has withdrawn its participation in a government created committee that makes recommendations for improvements in classroom conditions.
The union said its decision was the direct result of the Education Department's choice to implement the recommendations of the Glaze Report.
Avis Glaze made 22 recommendations, including eliminating the seven elected regional school boards, and taking school principals and vice-principals out of the N-S-T-U.
The province is moving ahead on some of them, including dropping school boards other than the francophone board.
A Halifax city councillor under fire for retweeting a Canadian "ethno-nationalist'' group is dismissing criticisms.
Matt Whittman retweeted a letter from the group I-D Canada critical of city council's decision to take down the Edward Cornwallis statue.
Whitman has since tweeted he won't tolerate racism.
But another councillor, Deputy Mayor Waye Mason, says he was stunned when he saw the retweet after someone pointed it out to him Thursday afternoon.