New Brunswick Museum, Canada - Don McAlpine

Harrison, Ken kharriso at NRCAN.GC.CA
Thu Jan 28 10:50:34 CST 1999


Fellow Taxacomers:

Dr. Don McAlpine, Curator of Zoology at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint
John, New Brunswick, Canada has been told to resign or be fired by next
Tuesday, February 2nd.

An operational review of the New Brunswick Museum was conducted and the
report resulted in the resignation of the museum director, Frank Milligan.
Dr. McAlpine was not mentioned in the review report but two hours after its
release, the NB Museum board demanded that he resign by next Tuesday or be
fired.

Dr. McAlpine is widely respected for his scientific integrity, dedication to
science and public service so reaction from the local scientific and
environmental community ranges from disbelief to outrage. He was
instrumental in bringing structural problems at the NB Museum to the
forefront after the former director and NB Museum board were unable or
unwilling to deal with them.

A front page article in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal (January 28,
1999) by Lisa Hrabluk and David Young (newsroom telephone 506-632-8888, toll
free 800-222-9710 or e-mail tjetg at nbnet.nb.ca) appeared under the title:
"Museum whistleblower's firing condemned".

Those of you who have dealt with Dr. McAlpine during his nearly 20 years
with the New Brunswick Museum may wish to contact the following for an
explanation of this situation.

Mr. Michael Campbell
President, NB Museum Board
(at McCain Foods in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada)
fax: 506-392-6840
E-mail: mjcampbe at mccain.ca

Hon. Roly McIntyre
Minister of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture
(this dept. appoints the NB Museum board and supplies most museum funding)
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-453-3009
E-mail: roly.macintyre at gov.nb.ca
fax: 506-457-4984

Premier Camille Theriault
Premier of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada  E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-453-2144
E-mail: premier at gov.nb.ca
Fax: 506-457-7407

Sincerely,
Ken J. Harrison
Apt. 5, 75 Murray Ave.
Fredericton, N.B.
E3A 3Y7

Telephone: 506-472-0253
Email: KHarriso at NRCan.gc.ca




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