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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Sebastien’s Sad and Scary Adult Autism Reality in Moncton, New Brunswick

When autistic persons in New Brunswick turn 21 particularly severely autistic adults services many services will no longer be available. For severely autistic adults adulthood can be bleak, sad and scary. This is Sebastien’s story, a severely autistic 21 year old from Moncton, New Brunswick … as told by his obviously heartbroken and scared mother . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Sebastien’s Sad and Scary Adult Autism Reality in Moncton, New Brunswick

In This Corner: Watching Moncton, remembering Mayerthorpe. And why we still love the RCMP.

While watching the coverage today of the funeral of the three Mounties killed in Moncton, I was transported back to those bleak days in March 2005, when little Mayorthorpe was in the same situation.

I was an MLA during those shocking days, and I was fortunate enough to have been given a seat at the . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Watching Moncton, remembering Mayerthorpe. And why we still love the RCMP.

In This Corner: Why does the media care what’s trending on Twitter?

While I was watching TV news coverage of the Moncton nightmare, I often heard the reporters talking, in terms of near awe, that #Moncton or #prayforMoncton was trending on Twitter.

This made me think, “Who cares?” Apparently, the increasingly understaffed and/or lazy news media thinks this is a big deal.

The news gathering organizations, particularly . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Why does the media care what’s trending on Twitter?

Slap Upside The Head: Publicly-Funded University Forbids Gay Staff Members

Crandall University, a school located in Moncton, New Brunswick, is under fire this month over its discriminatory hiring policies. The school, which is publicly funded, does not allow any gay staff members—and proudly announces so.

The “no gays” policy is almost certainly in violation of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, so Crandall University . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Publicly-Funded University Forbids Gay Staff Members