Why the NDP Fired Me
They supported child abuse
In the true spirit of the name “Open Letters” here’s an email I just hit ‘send’ on 2 seconds ago:
"ATTN: BAILEY SARGENT [Fwd: Union matter]
Janelle advised me to speak to Kevin who advised me to speak to you. Patty Clancy has seemingly stonewalled me on this union grievance as all process seemed to grind to a halt. My concerns were as legitimate as they come as I'm sure you're aware if you've listened to https://blueprints-of-disruption.captivate.fm/episode/autistic-resistance-the-foundations
I can forward you my complete correspondence with the party about ABA if you don't have access to it, I provided ample research to support the disability committee's position that ABA is child abuse (a form of conversion therapy for autism, invented by the same man who invented gay conversion therapy, which is now illegal), including a UofT PSY100 Professor's regret that he ever taught ABA uncritically.
For merely mentioning correctly what the disability committee's position was I was targeted by the ABA lobby, along with other staff, leading to my abrupt termination as a top fundraiser. There is a growing list being circulated of people who have been terminated by the ABA lobby at the NDP. I am unsure how long this list is, or will grow to be. I since then applied for provincial director, and while it was an ambitious step and I welcome Kevin in his new role, I will point you all to what I urged in that letter: we must convert to a worker cooperative to stand up for union ideals, because a worker's democracy could resist these kinds of monied exploits from lobby groups to merely 'purchase' policy positions which, in this case, directly harm children leading to predictable increases in PTSD for these children as adults.
The data are clear and so is the capture of the party by this lobby group, for why else would it ignore its own disability committee's research? The conflict of interest is between money and the truth, and between money and the human suffering of children.
Because the party and the union both stonewalled me I had no option but to speak to the OICO -- you may have heard from them.
Please advise as to the next steps in raising my union grievance.
PS In the meantime, I've become the new Labor Liason for the University-Rosedale NDP, and before that I co-founded the Municipal Socialist Alliance, which garnered 15,000 votes in its first season, coming out as the median candidate in the 14-way race for ward 11, one of many spoiler candidates tipping the balance from Norm to Diane, when I would have gladly continued to do paid work for the party or Norm's campaign, but the party's actions proved the need of a vote for a true independent at that time, and of course, many others 'spoiled' by a larger margin, such as Robin-Buxton Potts.”
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