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Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in New Brunswick (recap)

Strategic voting in New Brunswick Strategic voting in Fredericton: vote Liberal Strategic voting in Saint John-Rothesay: vote Liberal Strategic Voting in Madawaska-Restigouche: vote Liberal Strategic voting in Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe: vote Liberal Strategic voting in Fundy Royal: vote NDP . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in New Brunswick (recap)

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Fredericton: vote Liberal

We have seen that strategic voting could play a decisive role in several swing ridings in Winnipeg and Saskatchewan.  Tactical voting may be useful several ridings in New Brunswick, including Fredericton. Strategic voting Fredericton The results of the 2011 election in Fredericton were: Con (47%) / Lib (24%)* / NDP (24%) / Green (4%) two local polls of voting intentions in Fredericton have suggested that the Conservatives . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Fredericton: vote Liberal

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton Liberal Matt DeCourcey: Liberal Party Committed to A National Autism Strategy Addressing Access to ABA/IBI

Fredericton Liberal Candidate Matt DeCourcey

Email received October 2, 2015 from Fredericton Liberal Candidate Matt DeCourcey stating Liberal Party supports creation of a National Autism Strategy addressing ABA and IBI access and coverage under Medicare:


Hi Harold,
Thank you for the email. I apologize for the delay in my response. I want to let you know that the Liberal Party and I fully support the creation of a national autism strategy. Our party recognizes that in certain provinces, autism treatments, including ABA and IBI are covered under provincial Medicare programs and are more readily available in other provinces. Health care access challenges like these are something that the Liberal Party is committed to addressing.
First and foremost, we need a conversation that goes beyond simply mirroring previously made commitments. We need a partner in the federal government that is committed to innovation and collaboration with the provinces and territories to achieve a modern, efficient, equitable system of universal health care. The Liberal Party is committed to that collaboration.
A Liberal government will re-engage the provinces after 10 years of Stephen Harper neglect. We will meet on Canadian health care and negotiate a new Health Accord with the provinces and territories, including an agreement on long-term funding. Furthermore, our party is committed to pan-Canadian collaboration on health innovation. We will work with provincial jurisdictions to overcome obstacles to innovation in health care delivery and access.
Thank you again for your email. I hope that I’ve helped to clarify the Liberal Party’s position on support for those living with autism. If you have any further questions please reach out.
Best,

Matt

. . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton Liberal Matt DeCourcey: Liberal Party Committed to A National Autism Strategy Addressing Access to ABA/IBI

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton NDP Sharon Scott-Levesque Supports ABA Coverage For Autism Under A New Canada Health Act Accord

Hello Harold, I wish to thank you for your message regarding the inclusion of Applied Behaviour Analysis in Medicare. As you have noted, this is an issue affecting a growing number of Canadian families, and I understand the high costs of treatment are of great concern. As you know the Canada Health Act requires provinces . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton NDP Sharon Scott-Levesque Supports ABA Coverage For Autism Under A New Canada Health Act Accord

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton NDP Sharon Scott-Levesque Supports ABA Coverage For Autism Under A New Canada Health Act Accord

Hello Harold,I wish to thank you for your message regarding the inclusion of Applied Behaviour Analysis in Medicare. As you have noted, this is an issue affecting a growing number of Canadian families, and I understand the high costs of treatment … . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton NDP Sharon Scott-Levesque Supports ABA Coverage For Autism Under A New Canada Health Act Accord

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton Green Mary Lou Babineau: A Resounding YES!!! to Including Science Based ABA/IBI Autism Treatment Under Medicare

“Dear Harold, It was wonderful to speak with you, too! This is an issue that is so critical to me and to my family. Please post my response as a resounding YES!!! Hope to see you again soon, Mary Lou” The One in 68 campaign of Medicare for Autism Now! is well under way. . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton Green Mary Lou Babineau: A Resounding YES!!! to Including Science Based ABA/IBI Autism Treatment Under Medicare

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton Green Mary Lou Babineau: A Resounding YES!!! to Including Science Based ABA/IBI Autism Treatment Under Medicare

“Dear Harold,It was wonderful to speak with you, too! This is an issue that is so critical to me and to my family.Please post my response as a resounding YES!!!Hope to see you again soon,Mary Lou”The One in 68 campaign of Medicare for Autism Now! is we… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton Green Mary Lou Babineau: A Resounding YES!!! to Including Science Based ABA/IBI Autism Treatment Under Medicare

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Enjoyed Nature With An Osprey Day In His "Back Yard" The North Riverfront Trail, Fredericton

Conor embraced his right to enjoy nature a couple of times today (so far) with fun walking and running in his “back yard” Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail. He also took time to throw some rocks into the St. John River along the way and check out the neighbors, the Osprey family, as they prepared their . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Enjoyed Nature With An Osprey Day In His "Back Yard" The North Riverfront Trail, Fredericton

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor’s Back Yard 2014 – Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail

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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail (aka Conor’s Back Yard) May 2014

After a long tough winter followed by some high waters along the St John River it is nice to be able to  again walk Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail, barely a minute’s walk from our home.  Best of all, the bird life is active again, very active on the North Riverfront Trail. 

. . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail (aka Conor’s Back Yard) May 2014

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Earth Day 2014 on Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail (Conor’s Back Yard)

Today is Earth Day, 2014 and to celebrate this wonderful earth, and the life it supports,  I am posting a few of the pictures I have taken on Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail, also known on this site as Conor’s Back Yard.

. . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Earth Day 2014 on Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail (Conor’s Back Yard)

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Life in Conor’s "Back Yard", Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail, in 2013

2013 was a challenging year for Conor and Dad health wise. I spent a week in acute care with some respiratory issues and Conor spent 2 weeks in hospital, including a six day stay in the ICU recovering from a life threatening adverse reaction to his seizure medication. Overall though life was good in 2013, . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Life in Conor’s "Back Yard", Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail, in 2013

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: You Can Help the Chalmers Hospital ICU Save Lives!

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Fredericton’s Chalmers hospital saves lives even with vitally important monitoring equipment that is more than 10 years old.  We found out first hand how important the ICU is when our son Conor spent 6 days at the ICU with a life threatening adverse medication reaction:

Conor . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: You Can Help the Chalmers Hospital ICU Save Lives!

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor’s Fredericton Adventures 2013 Part I

Conor & Dad, couple of hosers enjoying the snow, eh?

Conor’s Saint John River view clear day, above, not so clear below

Conor helps Dad with a visit at the Chalmers Hospital Acute Care Unit

Conor and Mom head out for  a stroll on the North Riverfront . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor’s Fredericton Adventures 2013 Part I

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada Loses an Autism Champion: Andy Scott Passed This Morning

Andy Scott With A Megaphone Supporting Autism Cause with Andrew Kavchak Canada has lost an autism champion with the passing this morning of former Fredericton MP Andy Scott.  In a telephone conversation with a friend and fellow autism advocate elsewhere in Canada I once suggested the person contact their federal Member of Parliament.  I . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada Loses an Autism Champion: Andy Scott Passed This Morning

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Recovery … For Dad … Means Walking On The Trail Again

We have been very happy with the excellent care Conor received after his adverse drug reaction. Everyone involved, from our family doctor who saw us very quickly after our concerns arose, immediately advised cutting back on Conor’s meds and was at the ICU and pediatric wards as part of his treatment team to the . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Recovery … For Dad … Means Walking On The Trail Again

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism and the Natural Environment: Conor Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

Today is Earth Day! Conor celebrated yesterday with some Run, Jump, Fly fun on the North Riverfront Trail here in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.  We try to get outdoors and celebrate our natural environment with Conor every day, every chance we get. 

. . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism and the Natural Environment: Conor Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Conor’s Fredericton 2012 – Part II

The Autism Society New Brunswick met on several occasions with senior civil servants during the administration of successive provincial governments to advocate for a modern residential care facility and system. The concept was to have a  facility located in Fredericton because of its central location and proximity to the autism expertise of  UNB, UNB-CEL . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Conor’s Fredericton 2012 – Part II

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Conor’s Fredericton 2012 – Part I

Moved back to New Brunswick from Burlington (I commuted each day to Toronto (Eaton Centre) and back) in 1997. Conor was 1 year old at the time and has since grown up in The Green City aka Fredericton. I can’t imagine what life would have been like with 4-5 hours commuting each day, time I . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Conor’s Fredericton 2012 – Part I

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Sawyer Adams Your Family Worries, Wants You Home

Sawyer Adams is a fine young man whose grandparents live next door to us here in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Sawyer and his parents are there often. It is a very close, caring family and Sawyer has been missing for one full week now.   Sawyer if you, or anyone you are with, sees . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Sawyer Adams Your Family Worries, Wants You Home

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Enjoys Canada Day Weekend Despite Autism

We have had perfect Canada Day weekend weather here in Fredericton and Conor has been outside enjoying it …. for the most part.  Some may not see autism as a disorder.  Conor though is severely affected by his autistic disorder including his sensitivity to sounds.  Walking across the bridge with traffic noise can . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Enjoys Canada Day Weekend Despite Autism

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Misses His So-Called "Segregated" Autism Schooling BUT Summer Helps A Lot

Conor Doherty, enjoying a summer outing with Dad  in Fredericton, the green city.

In New Brunswick advocates of extreme, everyone in the classroom, inclusion like to describe my son’s accommodations as “segration” as though it could be equated with the racially segregated schools of the old American south.  Conor in fact attends . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Misses His So-Called "Segregated" Autism Schooling BUT Summer Helps A Lot

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: After IMFAR Some Green Therapy

My 4 days at IMFAR 2012 in Toronto were an incredible experience. After 4 days spent largely inside a hotel though I was in need of some “therapy”. Yesterday I hit the trails for some outdoor Conor time.  Felt great.   Today more time outdoors enjoying the green city  of Fredericton and its surroundings. . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: After IMFAR Some Green Therapy

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Walking With Conor After IMFAR Autism Research Convention

IMFAR was quite an experience.  Very intense. Learned lots, saw lots and met some interesting people. Spent a lot more time indoors then I usually would at this time of year though.  I was glad to get back to Fredericton and get outdoors  walking with Conor today.  And we did lots of walking. . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Walking With Conor After IMFAR Autism Research Convention

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: No Nature-Deficit Disorder For Conor In Fredericton,The Green City

Conor enjoying some time at the Saint John River All photos were taken within a short walking distance from our home in Fredericton, New Brunswick The Green City

My younger son Conor, 16, suffers from severe Autistic Disorder.  He does not, however, suffer from Nature-Deficit Disorder in part because of our family life . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: No Nature-Deficit Disorder For Conor In Fredericton,The Green City