I’m going to be going down to Moncton tomorrow night, and flying to Toronto the next morning. I intend to keep a journal of my time there: perhaps I might edit my entries into a post here. Maybe not. Depends on how personal the writing is.
I want to spread awareness of another issue here: Crandall University in Moncton gets an insane amount of money from city council, despite the school having discriminatory hiring practices that pose a religious test on all potential faculty, including a ban on practicing homosexuals. The issue is not so much the school’s right to have these practices as it is about public money going to such a place. Understandably, there are calls for them to cut funding. I would publicly like to add my voice to these calls, and I hope you spread awareness about this, either by posting Twitter with the hashtag #CrandallScandal, or going on Tumblr, or writing to city council. Moncton has to think about what kind of image it sends to LGBT people when it uses taxpayer money in this way. In all honesty, it saddens me, but it doesn’t surprise me. We’re not really the most gay-friendly province in Canada.