Monday, February 28, 2005


Yesterday while chatting about the condition of the Pope, the individual said - I bet he's praying to God to take him away from this misery?
I quickly taught about it and you know what?
It wouldn't surprised me that the Pope has ADHD?
Look at him from the first day he came in as Pontiff! Do you believe that he was going to hang around Rome? Of course not!
He was full of energy and he flew all over the place to preach the words of the Lord!
Hey? Nothing wrong in having ADHD?
We're full of energy and nothing will stand in our way! Only in New Brunswick that with ADHD will be treated as close to mental Retardation! These are orders from those racist members of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission!!
There's nothing wrong in having ADHD! It should be an honour to have ADHD! Which reminds me? I'll write more about those racist people later on in the week!
My prayers goes once again to the Pope!
Hey? Speaking of a near death experience? Paul Zed

landed in the Hospital after a heart attack!
I felt bad for Paul. For you people from outside of the Province, Paul Zed is an MP < Federal Politician > in his 50s and he's married to the daughter of J.K. Irving.
So he took an Heart attack? My God? I wonder how did will affect his matter to act as an MP?
The old saying is so true!!! If he or she has their health? They shouldn't complain!
OK..I received this Blog yesterday-

Hey Charles sorry to have to tell you this, but I doubt you'll be getting any letters in the gleaner anymore as Peter Haggert(you spell it huggert) has been appointed editor of the gleaner. But try sending them into the Telegraph again

A person must love the blogging system!!! This is just terrible news for the Fredericton area.
I made a few phone calls this morning and this story is true!
Peter Haggert is from Ontario and he was bought in by the Irvings to run the Telegraph Journal in Saint John!
Well? As a true loyal Irving employee who dedicated his life and soul to the Irving Empire < Doesn't this remind you of Germany all over again? >
He phoned me after I made a complaint to the Atlantic Press Council that the Irvings will not print my letters to the Editor concerning the Irvings!
Peter Haggert told me - We will not print critical letters of the Irvings!
Months later, he went further by writing a column telling the readers that the paper will only print one letter a month by a writer on any issue! Weeks later, the shipyard was announced close and the regular writers couldn't write about this issue! Irving interference? You tell me???
My God? I got 500 letters to the editor printed and thank God that he wasn't around this Province when I was writing because I would have been very very very upset!
Just last week, I phoned CFBC telling the audience that the staff of Bernard Lord stopped me from calling to talk shows and now we have this guy from Ontario who's going to dictate to Frederictonians of the way we will be able to speak our mind!
The Capital is in big trouble because Peter Haggert will make certain that the Irving way is followed in the Capital and stopping me from writing my views in the Daily Gleaner is a great start!
I heard this morning that one of the reason he's here is that the Daily Gleaner and the Telegraph Journal will merge in one newspaper!
This wouldn't surprised me because I said it years ago that the Irvings are buying all the Newspapers and they will merge all the papers in one with one editor who will dedicate her/himself to the Evil Irving Empire!
But the question is this? Do New Brunswickers care? You tell me???
A reporter told me that this was a demotion for Peter Haggert!
How can this be a demotion? J.D. Irving's son Jamie is in charge of the Telegraph Journal so that paper is being watch by the Irvings!!!!
Can you imagine a journalist doing an Anti-Irving story on the Irvings while the son of J.D. irving works in the building?
My God? It wouldn't take long for the Irving Gestapo to carry that reporter out the door!!!
Am I far off the mark???
I walked into a coffee shop yesterday and two young guys were talking about the same issue that I was thinking about! The Irving monopoly in this Province is totally out of control!
You tell me???
Leave a comment on this blog! Ok..I wrote enough!!! Bye bye and excuse the style and grammar of this update because I just write the darn thing and send it along the information Highway!
Send this note to all your friends on your list so they can be educated on the goings in the Province of New Brunswick!

Sunday, February 27, 2005


I just received this email. This is not good news from the City of Fredericton. Read this one...

Hey Charles

sorry to have to tell you this, but I doubt you'll be getting any
letters in the gleaner anymore as Peter Haggert(you spell it huggert) has been
appointed editor of the gleaner. But try sending them into the
Telegraph again!

Read more about this issue in the morning!!!!!


Take the time and read these...they're pretty good!!! It evens made a person with ADHD think????

Here are a few things to think about that you probably have never
thought about;

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered
assassinated instead of just murdered?

If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in".. . but it's only a
for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were
buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would
be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake
up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

If you drink Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in
binoculars to look at things on the ground?

How come we choose from just two people for President and fifty for
Miss America?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see
you naked anyway.

If a 911 operator has a heart attack, whom does he/she call?

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet soup?

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll
squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out!"

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a
horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

When your photo is taken for your driver's license, why do they tell
you to smile? If you are stopped by the police and asked for your
license, are you going to be smiling?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song
about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a
coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but
don't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're
both dogs!

What do you call male ballerinas?

Can blind people see their dreams? Do they dream?

If Wyle E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why
didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from
vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Is Disney World the only people trap operated by a mouse?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but
call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad
at you, but when you take him for a car ride; he sticks his head out the

Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address in the first


This is Sunday and once agin, I feel good after attending Church. I am not going to write and issues or bore you readers. The young girl from Japan wrote a nice story on me and you can read it at

Let me know what you think???

Saturday, February 26, 2005


Ouch… I just received this email.
From:"Flemming, Jon"
Date:Fri, 25 Feb 2005 23:39:33 -0400

obviously i am or i wouldnt be getting this crap. remove me from the

Ouchhhh…..That’s hurts! Someone from NBPOWER calling my updates crap??? Boo Hoo Hoo…my feeling are hurt!
But I did tell this individual that their name isn’t on my list! You see the past month of December, I received an email from the hansard office and it had around 700 email addresses so sometime. I go to that site and send my update to everyone on that list! Hey? Anyway to spread the message!
Hey? My Blog or our blog < White Collar Irving Employee > received a 5 star rating for our little educated web site!
Here’s the comment-
Charles Leblanc ADHD Activist Ratings: 5

Bruce Jenkins, 2/18/2005

What a great site... If you would like to know what a true protester does with their time, visit this site. Great content from New Brunswick last source or real objective media.

Hey???? A five star rating??? That’s good!!! Anyway to spread the word of ADHD!!!!
I found out yesterday that a study in the states concluded that Ritalin causes cancer??? Here’s the story -

Feb. 24, 2005, 10:42PM

Small study ties Ritalin to higher cancer risk
Scientist hopes a larger look at drugs that treat
attention deficit will refute results
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

In a small but potentially alarming new study, local
scientists have linked the most popular drug used to
treat attention-deficit problems with increased risks
of cancer.


The study of 12 children on Ritalin found every one
experienced a significant increase in their level of
chromosome abnormalities — occurrences associated with
increased risks of cancer and other adverse health

"Assuming it holds up, this study doesn't mean these
kids are going to get cancer, but it does mean they're
exposed to an additional risk factor," said Marvin
Legator, a professor of environmental toxicology at
the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
and the study's principal investigator and senior
author. "Smoking doesn't mean you'll get cancer. It's
a risk factor."

But Legator said the study was too small for Ritalin
to be considered a risk factor for cancer yet. He said
he hopes larger studies refute the finding.

The study is the first to look at the potential
chromosome-damaging effects associated with
methylphenidate, the generic name for Ritalin, the
most widely prescribed drug used to treat attention
deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Between 1991
and 1999, U.S. sales of Ritalin and its variants,
including Concerta and Metadata CD, increased more
than 500 percent.

The study, conducted by researchers at UTMB and UT
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, will be published in an
upcoming edition of the journal Cancer Letters. It was
made available online Thursday.

Other medications cited
The study is just the latest to cast doubt on ADHD
medication. Earlier this month, Canadian regulators
suspended sales of Adderall amid reports of 20 deaths
of patients, including 12 children, taking the drug
between 1999 and 2003. In the same time period,
American regulators logged seven sudden deaths of
children taking Ritalin and Concerta. A third ADHD
drug, Strattera, can cause severe liver injury.

In the study, researchers drew blood from children
diagnosed with ADHD before they began taking Ritalin
and again three months after, then employed a method
of analysis that has detected 48 of the 53 known
carcinogens in humans. All the children — 10 boys and
2 girls averaging 8.5 years old — were taking normal

For all 12, blood analysis tests showed a twofold to
threefold increase in abnormalities in the
chromosomes, the bodies within cells that carry genes
and genetic information. Most consisted of chromosome
breaks, which are associated with an increased risk of

All people have chromosome abnormalities, typically
about 1 percent. The children in the study had levels
increased to 2 to 3 percent.

Legator said he was amazed by the consistency of the
findings, that all 12 children showed the same result.
But he and other investigators stressed that more
research needs to be done — for instance, researchers
didn't follow up so it's not known whether the
chromosome abnormalities are permanent or go into
repair once the patient goes off the drug.

Follow-up study planned
Study investigators said parents should respond
cautiously to the study and not take their child off
Ritalin if he or she is doing well. But Melissa Bondy,
an M.D. Anderson epidemiologist who was part of the
study, said she understood parents' natural reaction.

"My child was recently diagnosed with ADHD and it was
very difficult to decide to use medication after
knowing these results," said Bondy. "That's why we
need to do further research."

The investigators said they plan to propose a
follow-up study with hundreds of patients, multiple
sites and longer study periods. Although there are
millions of children on Ritalin, participation is
limited by the need to enroll patients before they
start treatment.

ADHD, the most common neurobehavioral disorder in
childhood, affects 4 to 12 percent of U.S. school-age
children. Symptoms include short attention span,
impulsive behavior and difficulty focusing.

Well? This story don't suprise me because hundreds of kids told me during the protest that they hated taking Ritalin because it hurts their tummy! Some kids do need it but under the orders of those racist members of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission? Once they reach adulthood their lives are going to be ruined because they are labelled as close to mental retardation by the Government!
Speaking of Ritalin? Some Liberal MLA told me yesterday that the issue to have the education and Health standing Committee to do a study on the issue of Ritalin could be a good possibly!
It's all up to Bernard Lord I guess but after his staff made certain that I couldn't phone the premier on Voice of the Province last week?
Well? I don't believe the issue of ritalin will be studied! Once New Brunswickers don't have access to the Premier? Well? We have a problem.
Just a few weeks ago, I was told that the Premier was going around the Province to meet New Brunswickers but only members of the P.C. Party wasl be allowed to chat with Bernard Lord?
Well guess what? I wasn't invited and I'm a member of the Party so what gives here anyway?
We all dealing with a much higher force that we can believe. There's people sitting on a certain Lords of the Board Council that overlooks the going ons in the Province of New Brunswick!
I don't mean making fun of Bernard Lord. I mean the Lords like in England!!
I remember when I was a guest on Melanson Live < t.v. talk show > Anyway, the show was choosen for the best top ten call show of the year! They were going to replay the show during the Summer months.
Anyway, my show came on and 10 days later, I wrote a letter telling all the readers that my interview will be on television this evening!
Hey? Guess what? The show was cancel!!!
Last week, I wrote a letter telling you readers that I was going to confront Bernard Lord on the issue of Ritalin but in a different way? The next thing you know? I'm not allowed to call the show! So what I'm saying is this?
Someone with a lot of power is reading these updates because this cannot be a Coincidence?
You tell me????
I checked for the town of Tyler Texas on the and found it! I was certain that I drove my ten speed throught there in the 70s! I am so happy that I rode a ten speed across the states because I'm very famillar with the small towns!
What happen in Tyler you asked? Well? Someone was driven over the edge and he cracked up! He began a shooting spree and ended up dead!
What I find funny about this sad story that once he started shooting , Texans quickly ran out of their house with their own weapons! One of these individual was shot dead! It's funny how the Americans all have weapons in their homes.
New Brunswick is not immune to this and it's just a matter of time till something like this happens in this Province!
As God as my witness, I pray that it doesn't happen but you can just push a Human Being so far until he/she cracks up!
During my protest, I heard many angry stories from people who were down and out! I remember when Tim Smith was protesting in front of the Legislature. I told him that he's going to come face to face with a lot of strange people.
Hours later, I noticed a young girl yelling at poor Tim! It was very cold and I asked Tim what did the girl say?
He told me that she appraoched him and started to scream that bernard Lord was Gay!!!!
Tim was wondering what that had to do with his protest against the VLT'S???
I explain to him that nobody has the same way of thinking and everyone has their own little concerns or problems! Look at my case with those racist members of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission?
They sent me a note with 5 lines only!!! They told me that my complaint was without merit! Hey? This was a huge blow to my life! They agreed with those Racist Irving Supervisor that Minorities can be hunted down and that Adults with ADHD are close to mental retardation!
Now mind you??? I said it before and I will say it again?
If the Government passed a law that Charles LeBlanc is not allowed to own a gun for the rest of his life even if he never own one in the past?
You know something? I would signed those papers because I know me!!! I will be too temped to use it and that exactly what could have happen to me once those racists members sent me that letter!
I didn't cross that line and I'm proud of myself!
But it's not everyone who thinks the same way that I do! Many would turned to drugs and alcohol and say- F@CK IT!!!!!! But not this proud ADHD individual! I will play their little games and continue to battle those racists members till the end of times!!!
As I said - I hope that I'm wrong but one of these days, the Government is going to push someone over that thin line! It's just a matter of time!!
Shit!!! Close to 900 words already..ok enough on that issue! Excuse the style of this update because I just write the darn thing and send it along on the information Highway!!! Leave a comment!! Don't be shy!!!!

Friday, February 25, 2005


Before I begin this update? I hope you will join me in saying a prayer for the pope to pray for a speedy recovery!
I don’t know what I’ll do when he dies?
That Pope has been around for the year 16 years! That’s a very long period.
Ok..that’s my good deed for today!!!
Sorry for the delay of this update because I don’t feel good and it’s all my fault!
Last night, I was invited to a little party and I got drunk!!! I mean Drunk!!! I was wasted!!!
This morning, I seen two guys who lives at the Shelter and asked them - How do you guys do it??? Listerine, cheap wine and hard liquor seven days a week??? My God? I don’t want to see a beer for at least two more weeks!!!
I tried to write my update a few hours ago but I couldn’t do it! Too hungover!
I went inside the Legislature and was told that the Sargeant At Arms wanted to see me?
I said to myself- What the hell did I did now?
He gave me an envelope with my name on it! Inside were coupons for $20.00 for Quizno’s and another $10.00 for Tim Horton.
I told the Sargeant At arms? I am certain that I am the only non elected official who receives mail at the Legislature!!!!!
The scary part is that I don’t know where it came from?
There was nothing in that envelope! No note! No signatures! Nothing! So I presume that this individual is on my email list so I say thank You to that person and I went out and bought a nice clam chowder at Tim’s Horton!
Hey? Yes I am poor but I still have the right to speak out on issues and it’s nice to see some people supporting me by giving me a little gift! Hey?
This is what keeps me going! The public supports me in their own little ways and this is good!!!
Ok….to my headline! Bernard Lord or his staff cross that thin line last night. Yesterday I wrote……let me see if I can pasted it??? I found it!!!!
I wrote this statement at the end of yesterday’s update-
Speaking of Premier? Bernard Lord will be a guest on Voice of the Province this evening at 8:00pm and I suppose myself and the Premier will go at it again!!!
My God? We must have debated this issue on 30 different occasions on live Talk show since the first time he was elected Premier but tonight I’m going to use a different approach with Mr.Lord!!!
I arrived and at my place and told a guy downstairs that if he wishes to watch me debate issues with the Premier? I’ll be on Voice of the Province at 8:00pm!
Mind you? This guy isn’t too interested in politics. He’s the type who enjoys his little beer in his own little world!
I was asked if I wanted a beer? I told my friend that I don’t want to drink alcohol because I was planning to phone the Premier on a talk show! You see? When you call these talk shows? You have to be on a good behavior!
So? The music began from the Show Voice of the Province and I quickly phoned the show! I have been phoning this show on a regular basis during the last 5 years but this time it was different!
The producer quickly answered the phone and said - Hi Charles! I was surprised to hear from the head cheese himself?
Anyway? He told me that the show will phone me during the second hour!
So? I waited and waited but no calls! I’m proud of myself!!! I never called them to asks – When am I going to be on???
They never called me back!!!
Now??? In my view? This is terrible news for New Brunswickers! It’s bad enough that the Irvings gave the orders to print letters from certain people but NOW THIS???
I am not making these stories up! Bernard Lord staff or the Premier himself have crossed that line of communicating with the public!
The Staff at the Premier’s office or the Premier himself must respect an individual concern and mind you??? I will let the Premier or the Staff know about my concerns on this issue!
So? Is this Germany all over again? The Premier will only make an appearance on a talk show if certain callers are not allowed to phone the Premier.
Just this morning, I was approached by four different individual asking me the reason that I didn’t phoned the Premier last night?
Hey? I didn’t know people cared about my views on certain issues but I did phoned the Radio Talk show CFBC this morning and told the audience what happened to me last night!!! This is terrible!!!!
I confronted John Betts < P.C. MLA > this morning of what happen and gave him a Hilter salute and said- Is it going to be his this? Hiiiii Lord!!!! Am I far from the true??? You tell me????
But there was a funny end to this Story! The guy living in my place who I told about phoning the Premier?
He walked in at 9:30pm and said- I watched Voice of the Province and you mean I missed the T.V. SHOW Touch by an Angle for that???
It was the first time that I ever watch that show! Where were you he asked???
My God??? Anyone in the room sat down and laughed because he didn’t know what happen? It was so funny and you had to be there! The expression on the guy face was very funny!
The ombudsman Bernard Richard is the next guest for next week show! I asked Bernard- Did you signed papers for you to appear on the show that Charles LeBlanc is not allowed to call??? He quickly answered in a joking manner- I would probably signed those papers???…all in fun!
I will be writing about this issue during the next two weeks because if we have staff or the Premier denying New Brunswickers right to phone a talk show? WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE!!! What’s your view on this touchy issue??? Let me know…Please excuse the style and grammar because I just write the darn thing and send it along!!! Have a good weekend!!!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2005


I saw this little note on television this morning-

It is better to live one day as a Lion that 100 years as a sheep!!!

I believe this statement suits me just fine!!!!

As I wrote in the past, we live in a very small Province so therefore Billionaires such as the Irvings can get away with murder.
The first step is to hire opinion makers to spread their views on certain issues such as what’s going on as we speak at Universite de Moncton and Saint Thomas. The Irvings gave 2 Million dollars to train these young journalists so they will be brainwash the Irving way.
The second step is to educate or brainwash the public with their views so they will side with the Irving way!
For example - The time that I protested in front of the Evil Irving Empire, the Irving reporter wrote a story that I was fired on three different occasions which was a lie and I was allowed to write a letter to the editor but the damage has already been done. The readers were brainwashed by the Irvings lies!!!
The third way

is to make certain that the bureaucrats or Politicians are on their side! What the Irvings are doing is very simple. They made up a section in the Moncton Transcript call - Sleuth! This is a section of the paper that will crucify anyone who dares to go against the Irving Empire!
You will be surprised how many readers can be brainwash by the opinion makers of a newspaper?
Speaking of opinion in a paper. I got my little view printed in the Daily Gleaner < Irving paper > yesterday!
This is the only Irving own paper that will allow me to write my views freely in a democratic system!
Here’s the little comments from me. It’s a comment from 15 different people. The question was - Will you miss the NHL? My answer-
Nora Valentino, Fredericton.

Personally, I will not miss the NHL.

I used to love hockey but after watching a bunch of
millionaires play a sport, it went on a downward
trend. I like football.

It's a risky sport and if they made $10 million a year
- no problem.

As an outspoken citizen like me, what I will miss is
Don Cherry. Don Cherry is my hero.

- Charles LeBlanc, Fredericton.

Do you miss the NHL??? Let me know???
Ok….The issue of Ritalin might find some closure in the very near future.
Yesterday, I bumped into a P.C. MLA in the Legislature. I love the Legislature, politicians cannot go nowhere without bumping into their worst nightmare and that would be me! …lol…
I won’t disclose the politician name but he told me that there’s talk of the Education and Health Standing Committee to study the issue of Ritalin in New Brunswick!
The individual told me that he had to leave the meeting once my name was mention?
I replied- What? You left when my name was mentioned??…
Anyway…things are looking good.
Around 15 minutes later, I bumped into another P.C. MLA outside of the Legislature.
I guess these politicians are not safe outside either.
I won’t mention the politician name but I will admit that it was a bad place to chat because of the cold winter winds gusting between the buildings.
Anyway? He told me that my name was mention for a committee to study the issue of Ritalin!
I quickly said- My Name??? My name shouldn’t be mentioned for the need of a committee!
The 10,000 people who signed my petition should be mention but not my name!
He quickly answered- Good point!
Well? It is a good point because this has nothing to do with me! This is an issue for the 10,000 kids around this province who are forced to take Ritalin! This has nothing to do with me!
I pray that these politicians don’t even think about me once they debate if a committee should study the issue of Ritalin because lets be honest here.
It’s not every elected officials who likes Charles LeBlanc! Some Politicians hate my guts but that’s ok with me because if everyone had the same way of thinking? It sure would be a boring world!
I guess just maybe the Lord Government might study the issue of Ritalin but lets see what’s going to happen during the next few days.
From what I gathered - The Premier has the final word on this issue!
I said it before and I will say it again! If Frank McKenna would have been the Premier, the issue of Ritalin would have been studied a long time ago.
Speaking of Premier? Bernard Lord will be a guest on Voice of the Province this evening at 8:00pm and I suppose myself and the Premier will go at it again!!!
My God? We must have debated this issue on 30 different occasions on live Talk show since the first time he was elected Premier but tonight I’m going to use a different approach with Mr.Lord!!!
Did you know there’s 8 million Bloggers in the information Highway????
Read this story? I hope this doesn’t happen to me? It’s a story from the BBC!!!!

Last Updated: Wednesday, 23 February, 2005, 19:47 GMT

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Iran jails blogger for 14 years

Millions of Iranians view the internet as a place to express themselves
An Iranian weblogger has been jailed for 14 years on charges of spying and aiding foreign counter-revolutionaries.
Arash Sigarchi was arrested last month after using his blog to criticise the arrest of other online journalists.
Mr Sigarchi, who also edits a newspaper in northern Iran, was sentenced by a revolutionary court in the Gilan area.
His sentence, criticised by human rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders, comes a day after an online "day of action" to secure his release.
Iranian authorities have recently clamped down on the growing popularity of weblogs, restricting access to major blogging sites from within Iran.
A second Iranian blogger, Motjaba Saminejad, who also used his website to report on bloggers' arrests, is still being held.
'Illegal and incompetent'
A spokesman for Reporters Without Borders, which tracks press freedom across the globe, described Mr Sigarchi's sentence as "harsh" and called on Iranian President Mohammed Khatami to work to secure his immediate release.
"The authorities are trying to make an example of him," the organisation said in a statement.

The eyes of 8m bloggers are going to be more focused on Iran since Sigarchi's sentence, not less

Curt Hopkins,
Committee to Protect Bloggers
"By handing down this harsh sentence against a weblogger, their aim is to dissuade journalists and internet-users from expressing themselves online or contacting foreign media."
In the days before his arrest Mr Sigarchi gave interviews to the BBC Persian Service and the US-funded Radio Farda.
Iranian authorities have arrested about 20 online journalists during the current crackdown.
They accused Mr Sigarchi of a string of crimes against Iranian state, including espionage, insulting the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenei, and current Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Mr Sigarchi's lawyer labelled the revolutionary court "illegal and incompetent" and called for a retrial in a public court.
Web campaign
Mr Sigarchi was sentenced one day after an online campaign highlighted his case in a day of action in defence of bloggers around the world.

Around 8m people write blogs on websites based around the world
The Committee to Protect Bloggers designated 22 February 2005 as Free Mojtaba and Arash Day.
Around 10,000 people visited the campaign's website during the day. About 12% of users were based in Iran, the campaign's director told the BBC News website.
Curt Hopkins said Mr Sigarchi's sentence would not dent the resolve of bloggers joining the campaign to help highlight the case.
"The eyes of 8 million bloggers are going to be more focused on Iran since Sigarchi's sentence, not less.
"The mullahs won't be able to make a move without it be spread across the blogosphere."

Pretty scary stuff eh??? Hey? The Bloggers are the way of the future and that’s the way it is!
I went to the Soup Kitchen last night and the place was full! I am sorry that I can’t give you the amount but it must be over 100!
Ok…enough writing for today. Excuse the style and grammar of this update because I just write the darn thing and send it along the information Highway! Here’s some comments from some readers, I received during the last 24 hours!!!!!

1-Very interesting discussion. Nothing is sure in life.Liberals could be bad too.Let us face it that Liberals are no saints even if they would like you to believe when in opposition.However, indifference and inhumanity shown by Lord and his government on numerous issues is unprecedented including Ritalin issue.That is why Lord and associates are unworthy to be government.One can only hope that Liberals will not be that dumb to completely ignore the wishes of those who elected them.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/23/2005 06:06:54 PM

2-I Like it pretty cool


Hope this doesn't happen to you.

Look at this site...

4-Look at the number of children who died under the care of the province as it was reported in The Daily Gleaner.
John Ryan Turner, a Miramichi toddler, starved to death. Jacqueline Dawn Brewer, a two-year-old Saint John girl, died from lack of water. Courtney Summer Grimmer, a three-year-old from Fredericton, was shaken or squeezed to death.

Then of course Heather White committed suicide. These are the high profile cases. There may be many more cases because of Ritalin,other drug abuse and neglect. Part of the problem is that social workers are overworked. A report suggests 177 more social workers are needed. Huntjens says he took care of the problem by hiring secretaries for social workers. Can you believe this? What a way to take care of the problem.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/23/2005 06:06:54 PM

5- I think this is a much better format than before. It looks very
professional and the information is easier to find. YES, YOU ARE A

6- Sure,,,something different and professional looking!

7- Yep..!! Can u help me with a little French-to-English
Baiser de L'Hotel de Ville....." I get City Hall, but Le Baiser has me

8- Charles,

j'ai pas le temps de visiter ton site longtemps, mais comme on dit à
Memramcook, "ça look nice".

9- WOW! that's alot of Ritalin! ******** bunch of Ritalin junkies!? When will they ever learn!? Are these the future drug, addicts???????

10- 10,000 signatures are lot of signatures in a small province like ours. Lord government ignored them all. You spent 6 months in a tent and towards the end in bitter cold and yet no movement by this government on the issue of Ritalin. What happened to compassion and humanity? You must be commended what you did. Sorry cannot commend Lord and his Government.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/23/2005 03:51:41 PM

11- Like it a whole bunch...
Can check out your updates whenever I like without having my e-mail
clogged up..
Good concept..

12- works for me:)

13- yes, much easier to read.

14- You seem to be defending Bernard Lord and his government saying that all politicians are alike. Did he not tell you before 99 elections that he would do something about Ritalin and after elections it was up to the doctors. That is a very poor reflection on the character of a leader. When you ended the protest you were given assurances that something would be done about the issue of Ritalin. Nothing is done so far. Again very poor reflection on the leadership qualities. If a person does not keep his words then you are saying it is ok because the person in question is a politician. We must hold our leaders to the highest standards because they are role models for our society. If a leader lies then what kind of role model that will be.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/23/2005 03:28:01 PM

15- Just like you this person wishes to remain anonymous for some very definite reasons. However, do notice some very serious problems in this province. There is a lack of leadership. Our finances are a mess. Our healthcare is a mess. Our senior care is in a crisis. Poor, homeless are being ignored. Then of course there is serious drug abuse problem and Mr. Leblanc will give you an earful on that one, people committing crimes and suicide. There is general mismanagement. It is a one big nightmare. The gentleman who has the site may be interested in a new site as he has serious problems with Lord Government and by the looks of it very genuine problems. Do not know the person just guessing from his site that he may be interested. Who knows you may make history although sometimes real heroes remain unknown. You have chosen to remain unknown.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/23/2005 02:55:25 PM

16- I am interested in helping someone with the time and energy to create a site. It takes a great deal of my time so anyone willing to put fourth the commitment must treat it as such... Here are some questions that I have though...

-Let me know why you are interested in taking on this venture?
-How much time do you realistically feel you can contribute to this
site on a daily or weekly basis?
-How comfortable are you with using computers?
-Let me know a bit about you...

I have already registered the domain but as is commented on above willing to use a different blog address as well. My first committment is Charles and making sure this site is a success but can be convinced to administer another blog. Please feel free to email me with your ideas, comments, concerns and anything else that may interest you...


Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/23/2005 01:50:01 PM

17- To: VCIE

To have another site is a great idea. If Mr. Leblanc does not agree then there is another site the contact information is on the site and may be that gentleman will agree to be the moderator. His site is neat with very humorous and short blogs but with a dead serious message.

This site is neat. Mr. Leblanc is very dedicated and persistent advocate for proper treatment of ADHD and for study of Ritalin use. But it is a single-issue blog. To find comments is quite difficult as updates are very long.

By the way you do create great sites. Keep up this outstanding work.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/23/2005 01:41:59 PM

18- Charles, I just read the first part of your message about your friend who 'prays' you'll do something useful with your life. I hope you let her know that you already have done more than many people accomplish for their society in a lifetime. Your work is admirable and you really can't be blamed if we live in such a f****ed up society that the most important work recieves the least pay (or no pay-just ask any mother).

Also, you've really inspired me to 'get off my ass' and join some of the many organizations out there that are doing wonderful work and financially supporting them when possible. The worst thing I find about the internet is even though 'the message' gets out, it is still an isolating medium and people haven't gotten around to get organized to confront our many problems.

You're an inspiration to ADD sufferers everywhere!

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/23/2005 01:02:45 PM


20- Going to start a web site www. hope u enjoy it

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les spectateurs que les comédiennes, réside dans le potentiel des variations d’interprétations possibles.

Quatre comédiennes se partagent la scène dans un décor de la sculpteure, Gerry Collins. Il s’agit de Marie-Pierre Valay-Nadeau, Brigitte LeBlanc, Anika Lirette et Annie LaPlante, toutes finissantes du département d’art dramatique de l’Université de Moncton. Les éclairages sont de Louise Lemieux, tandis que Lynne Surette assiste Philip André à la mise en scène.

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Contact: Philip André Collette

22- Hey, thanks, we're getting ready to go at, however, we thought we'd try to get hold of the original guy to find out why he stopped, any ideas how to find him? Also, I can't find the story on the rude photo journalist?

23- Charles, I'd be interested in starting my own blog, closely related to yours and with the 'recall bernard lord' theme. Since you have so much on your plate I'd be willing to 'chip in' and do a blog similar to yours for recall bernard lord. However, a new name would have to be used since I"m not sure whether the owner of would give it up. Mind you, I could always use or something like that. Anyway, I was wondering if you could forward this message to your anonymous friend to see if he's interested. However, since he doesn't know me then perhaps I'm better off on my own (although I don't know whether I'd be motivated enough without some help). If he is interested of course his anonymity is safe, I was once an irving employee too! Anyway, if you could just pass this email along to him with my email address then I'd appreciate it. This isn't 'for publication'. Thanks,

Sorry charles, it's starting to get confusing...why are there TWO different places? Where should replies be going?

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

YOU WISH TO EMAIL YOUR MLA'S, HERE ARE THEIR EMAIL ADDRESSES,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


Ok..I received this little email from the White Collar Irving Employee.
This is what he wrote- Charlie,

I read some of the replies... I am willing to set up a Recall Bernard Lord Blog but want to remain anonymous... The only condition would be for someone
like your self to add content on a regular basis and be the mediator for the site. I will deal with all
the web stuff and compilation of html code but need someone to deal with comments. I will run both your blog and the new blog if it materializes very close
to each other so they would feed off each other. Think about and let me know.

WCIE < white collar Irving Employee >

Well? I got news for you readers? There will be no recallbernard blog site or any other blog because I got enough on my plate with this one!

I mean, I’m not greedy or shellfish but this blog site isn’t just on the issue of Ritalin!
I have ADHD < PROUD OF IT > I have five different brains therefore I have lots of issues to write about beside ADHD?
Other issues such as the homeless, methadone clinic, Dilaudid, human rights paid irving employees, the irving newspaper, the pollution, the family services, committees, etc etc etc…the list goes on and on!
You have a beef on a certain issue? Leave your comments in here because this is a site to debate issues!
The Here paper < IRVING PAPER > have a forum but they changed their system because only praising views of the Irvings will be printed in their forum! They demand a user name so they can know who writes about them.
Not here,,,,anyone can voice a opinion or debate any issues! Of course, I can trace the comment but it’s open to everyone around the world.
One funny story yesterday, one reporter was interviewing Shawn Graham < Leader of the Liberal Party > and afterwards I said- I came over to Blog a story! Lol…
You know what? I wonder if a blogger could pay $100.00 to attend the news conference the politicians give to the Irving media?
Hey? If the President of the United States can be confronted by a blogger? Why not Premier Bernard Lord?
Of course, I have to go through security at the Legislature and asked for a media pass and in return, I will have to pay $100.00! But then again? The Irving media must give the ok???
A news conference will never be the same again!…
Two more deaths occurred in Nova Scotia because of the Dilaudid problem but this time around it was different because it was the Methadone that killed the father of three!
They over prescribed the Methadone to the patients and they died.
Now, this doesn’t mean that methadone is no good for New Brunswickers. It’s the lesser of two evils!
The methadone can take the craving away from the oxy-contin and it’s much cheaper for the users.
There’s no methadone in Saint John and I don’t understand the reason?
During the last week some people got shot in the legs in Saint John and we all know it’s drug related! Crime is at an all time high in the Loyalist City because these Junkies need the money for their fixed! But then again, this is only Charles LeBlanc and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Ok…going to that rude Irving Photo Journalist. Yesterday afternoon at around 4:45pm, I noticed many emergency vehicles on Carlton street!
People were on the streets and the fire fighters were very occupied. They were running all over the place.
Being Charles? I wanted to know what was going on?
I noticed a Photo Journalist also watching the situation. I seen this high class dude in the past and I didn’t know his name until I saw the picture in the Daily Gleaner this morning.
His name is David Smith! Anyway? I approached the guy and asked him- What’s going on here???
He’s tall and always wear dark glasses! Anyway? He just turned his back on me and walked away! Rude??? VERY VERY VERY RUDE!!!
But there’s a reason that I’m writing about this jerk because in the past?
He’s always seem to be around when I show up at a meeting!
The time that I confronted those racist members of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission during a Anti-Poverty meeting and condemn them in front of 70 people! He was there!
The time that I condemn those racist members of the Commission at a Commun Front meeting? He was there!
The time that I angrily confronted Volpe at his meeting? He was also present!
He walks around like his sh@t don’t stinks and I believe that’s the way the Irvings wants its employees!
What I find funny is not once that my concerns were mention in the Irving Papers about my issues! Did this dude received his orders from the Irvings to ignore me???
I’m not a bad person and I have proven in the past that I‘m not a media hound!
Hey? You don’t wish to write in the papers my views? I WILL GIVE MY VIEWS TO ELECTED OFFICIALS IF THE MEDIA IS PRESENT OR NOT!!!
No problem but there’s no reason to be rude to my face!
I have lots of Photo Journalists friends which I won’t named! These photo journalists don’t walk around like they’re better than everyone else!!!
I wonder if this guy got orders from the Irvings to ignored moi?? Who knows? Hey? Maybe this has nothing to do with the Irivngs? MAYBE HE DON’T DOESN’T LIKE MOI???..LOL….Whocares anyway! I don’t even know why I decided to write about the guy anyway???
I never chatted with Mr.Smith and I don’t plan to in the future but that kind of ignorant attitude is just what J.D. Irving wants! Ok…I fell much better now!!!…
Excuse the style of this update because I just write the darn thing and send it along on the information highway! Send my blogsite to all your friends on your list so they can continue reading the going one within the province of New Brunswick!!! Bye bye Here’s a few comments that I RECEIVED DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS

1- Security: Lord Government does have bunker mentality. Lord himself hides from people. If there are demonstrators in front of legislature he hides behind the walls of legislature. Otherwise he hides in Centennial Building. He has built walls everywhere to keep public out. The way he is going he will soon be wearing helmet and Armour from top to toe. At least you would be able to hear him anywhere he goes. Click clank, click Clank……….here comes the dank.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/23/2005 10:44:23 AM

2- Do you know that the Department of Family and Community Services is the worst Department under Lord Government? Others may differ because the other Departments are not that hot either such as Health, Finance etc. That Minister Huntjens does not know if he is coming or going. Lord should get a muzzle for him if he wants to avoid any further embarrassment from blabbermouth Huntjens. Then Lord himself is equally bad.

They do need a special security at Family and Community Services. It is very essential. People of this province need to be protected from Huntjens and certain very incompetent officials he has. People who need special protection from this Department are seniors, poor, homeless, and children needing help and any other who might need social assistance of any kind. It is a disaster therefore need for special security to protect citizens.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/22/2005 05:05:09 PM

3- Your web site looks good but I will not be able to read it today........too late coming on the system, I can only read them between 12:30 and 1. I am off tomorrow so you will not be hearing from me, just thought that I would let you know. What names do the politicians have for you? Talk to you

Dear Charles ,
I received a note from Premier Danny Williams this morning that I think you, as a Fair Deal supporter, should read. The note is pasted below, in its entirety:
February 22, 2005
Mr. Kevin McCann
Dear Mr. McCann:
Let me thank you publicly (through your web site), on behalf of the government and people of Newfoundland and Labrador, for the tremendous work you have done in creating a vehicle through which our province's residents and supporters have been able to campaign for a "fair deal" on offshore revenue sharing. I also want to thank the thousands of people who have availed of your web site to join the grassroots campaign for fairness. Together, you have been instrumental in helping us to achieve the historic Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord 2005. You have also convincingly demonstrated the power of the world-wide web to spur social and political change benefiting Newfoundland and Labrador. Well done!
The new Atlantic Accord 2005 is a monumental agreement of enormous and enduring significance for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and, ultimately, for all Canadians. It represents a just and timely expansion of our fiscal capacity and an unprecedented opportunity to harness our own resources for self-reliance. Even more importantly, it demonstrates what we can achieve together if we put our minds to it. With renewed pride and self-confidence, we can push beyond the limits of our past achievements to reach new goals and achieve our unrealized potential as a province in Canada.
We will be careful not to squander the money but to use this new fiscal tool wisely so that it provides a lasting legacy of benefits for both current and future generations of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. I believe we have a moral obligation to our children to use our nonrenewable resources in ways that lay a solid foundation for growth that will endure long after the resources are gone.
Already, we are looking ahead to our next opportunity to rally together in support of issues that are important to our province. By continuing to work together, we will accomplish a great deal more for Newfoundland and Labrador and put our province on track toward a prosperous, secure future.
Yours sincerely,
DANNY WILLIAMS, Q.C., M.H.A. (Humber West)
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Premier Williams, thank you for recognizing our efforts, and thank you for being the first Newfoundland and Labrador premier to recognize "the power of the world-wide web to spur social and political change".

Most importantly, thank you for securing this deal, and for working to "lay a solid foundation for growth that will endure long after the resources are gone".

The 2005 Atlantic Accord deal is significant because it can mean so much to the province, but also because it awoke the sleeping giant of online grassroots activism in Newfoundland and Labrador. We can continue what we have started, and continue to make a difference.

Visit the Fair Deal Blog Today

Kevin McCann


A Good Friend of Mine

Dorothy Dawson and Charles

This person was the back bone of my protest in front
of the Legislature. She droved me to the Capital and
lent me her tent. To this day, Dorothy prays that
Charles will do something usefull with his life. She
always encourage me to read books! I might add she's a
mother of eight children.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


My God??? A person must love the information Highway!
After I pasted my interview with Tim Smith, he sent me an email telling me that a few people called him over the phone.
There’s a story about his issue in the Telegraph Journal < Irving Paper > and he received a phone call from Dennis Melanson and he’ll be a guest on his show on March the 8th!!!
Hey? Anyway to spread the message!!! I tried to get the guy and the Bishops family < lost their son to VLT’S > on the talk show CFBC talk of the Town Radio show in Saint John but to no avail!
Hey??? Did you see the newscast on CTV News last night? Let me see if I can find it?

Sorry….I can’t find the darn story. It was on ATV News last night. They said that in 1998, the doctors prescribed over 900,000 Ritalin prescriptions.
Last year the amount WENT UP TO 1,900,000 prescriptions!
They said that since a child is forced on these pills at such a young age? They will be medicated for the rest of the miserable lives!
If they live in New Brunswick, Canada? The chances are that they will commit suicide because as adults and by the orders of those racist members of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission?
They will be considered as close to mental retardation! These are orders form the Irvings to those paid C.U.P.E. racist members at the Commission!
You don’t believe me? Go and have a look at my pass updates about this very emotional issue!
There’s something funny going on at Family Services < Welfare office > in Fredericton.
The Commissionaires who are hired by the Government are out and private security is in!
This is a place where Open cubicles are allowed! The reason? The staff from Family Services can asked personal questions in front of everyone!
This shameful act will discourage people who need money to survive from applying for social assitance.
This is not right!
What’s with the security staff all of a sudden?
As I wrote in the past and I’ll say it again? It’s only a manner of time till someone flips!
It’s happening in the States all the time and as God as my witness? I hope it never happens in New Brunswick but you can only push someone so far?
Speaking of pushing a person so far??? I walked in the Legislature last week and noticed a Liberal MlA speaking to an Irving reporter!
I quickly shouted - Hey? Why talk to that Irving Employee when you can talk to a blogger???
The MLA quickly answered- Charles? I can call you other names but a Blogger!!!!…so true!!!…
But the Blogging way is going to be the route of the future because the Irvings as we speak are training our future Journalist at Saint Thomas and Universite de Moncton to be pro Irving!!!
Before they received their diploma? They must make certain that they will dedicate their life and soul to the evil Irving Empire so therefore they won’t be able to write critical stories of the Irvings!
Am I far off the mark? Of course not!
Peter Huggart the publisher of the Telegraph Journal wrote a column in 2003 that only one letter per month will be printed by a writer on any issues!
A few weeks later, the Irvings shut down the shipyard and the regular writers had their say but they had to wait one month to get another letter printed!
Germany all over again? You tell me????
Hey? Check this site out—

A few evenings ago, they had a play on MAD TV of a parent who was taking care of his 15 years old daughter.
My God?? She wouldn’t take her Ritalin so the Doctor prescribed the Father some Morphine!!!
Hey? Maybe that’s what has to happen for the drugging of our children to stop? Drug the parents!!!
Maybe it’s them who needs some medications? As I wrote in the past and I’ll say it again!!
I have no kids and THANK GOD FOR THAT!!!!
I’ll stay in a tent for a six months period, I’ll fight for them!!!
But to take care of them??? Sorry! Not going to happen!
As long as the Lord Government is in power? The drugging of our children will continue!
Speaking of drugs?? Where’s the Methadone Clinic in Saint John??? Does anyone know?
Ok…enough writing and excuse the style of this update because I just write the darn thing and send it along the information highway!!!
Here’s some comments that I received during the last 24 hours from some readers. Enjoy and visit the site at

1-With reference to above comment. A 16 years old beautiful girl commits suicide. A tragedy which could have been avoided with proper help. What is happening in this province? We are becoming a province of tragedies under Lord Government.

2-Very nice article about Tim...and the daughter looks sweet....Where is
the Mother???????? And tell him to keep up his meetings for
support....There should be more meetings.....Maybe some churches would open up to this!

3-Sheana, You are such a beautiful little girl and I am glad you are home with dad.

Tim, all my support to you and keep up the good work with Sheana and keep her home. You will change the world - especially Sheana's.

4-very good!

5-There is a story in The Daily Gleaner today about 16 years old Heather White who committed suicide in November 2003. Heather was in foster care. Reading the story it becomes apparent that Heather White fell through the cracks. It also shows the incompetence of officials in the Department of Family and Community Services. They saw the trouble but did nothing to rectify the situation. It looks that the Department of Family and Community Services has maximum number of incompetent employees. It also shows how incompetent Lord Government is.

Another tragic part is that the Department of Family and Community Services touts its foster parents and adoption program through constant T.V commercials. A program which is so badly managed as it becomes obvious after reading Heather White’s story.

Whether it is abuse of Ritalin, VLT addiction, nursing homes and services for needy children the story is the same, incompetence and mismanagement and a very irresponsible Lord Government.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/21/2005 02:51:15 PM

6-Dear Charles;
I just got back - it was nice to get away. Nice sun and sand.
I got a call this morning from ???????, who used to work for the
He got into some kind of trouble and was fired I think?? He is
desperate to talk to you but doesn't have a computer. His phone number is
If you have the time or can come across a phone to use, please call him
ASAP. He wanted to talk to you as soon as he can.

7-Your an advocate and a strong voice for the people, your in the
forefront and that appeals to a lot of people like me who are shy but would love
to be heard. That guy would not have asked for you personally if he didn't
think that you could help him. Charlie might turn his back on someone in
need..........hmmmmmmmmmmmm, Don't sound like you at

8-Your friend Tim Smith gives great interviews. If he does demonstrate again tell him not to go on hunger strike. Why to risk his own life. He should take his friends and show up in front of legislature day after day. That will have definite impact.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/21/2005 01:36:32 PM

9-You are starting to sound like the new Andrew Move
over Anne Landers here comes Charlie. That can be your stage name..............Its funny but you have a big heart and this new blog site....could lead into very interesting situations and topics. Keep it up!!!

10-Overall great interview. Mr. Smith is very eloquent.

(Lie to us once? Shame on YOU!!!! Lie to us twice???? and the blame on YOU). This pretty well sums up. Lord and his government made a career out of lying. Top of the list of liars are: Lord himself, his minister of Finance Volpe and his Minister of Health Robichaud. Others in Lord’s cabinet are not far behind.

Who knows in Mr. Smith case they may keep their word. However track record points to the opposite.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/21/2005 01:13:53 PM

11-To Tim Smith, Keep up what you are doing, we have major problems in our Province and VLT's are on the top of the long list. The government are making way too much money on the vulnable, being gambling addicts, prescription drug addicts and everything else that they have allowed in this province for only the last 10 years or so. Its a desperate situation to say the least and it really focuses on how ignorant this government is to people with addictions. This is the worst governemt that we have ever seen and I think that us everyday people have awakened to see us being robbed daily. Keep up the good work

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/21/2005 01:07:53 PM

12-How’s Tim? I hope that his daughter is fine!

13-Hey Charlie...

Great concept...enjoyed the follow up...
Keep up the good work..

14-WOW!!! You put something there that was about somebody else!!!! Are you feeling okay Charlie? Are you taking drugs? Just kidding, very nice of you to put up pictures of Tim's daughter. Lovely! And a really nice change. Love you!

15-Why don't the parents of deceased kids sue this company? Maybe a bunch
lawsuits would slow them down????????

16-If you start a controversial site like recallbernardlord you never know. You may get more publicity than you can handle including in Irving media. :):). Now that site is gone. Are you starting a new one to get all the publicity that recallbernardlord got last time.

17-Nice one! I like your pictures Charlie. Very good! Love you! Bye for now!

18You know Charles, I find it interesting if you go to the Novartis Website and do a little research on Ritalin... They provide a link to There is a section on the homepage of this site for teachers of students with adhd... It lists what to look for further providing the ability to for educators to self diagnose students with this disorder. Shouldn't this be left to professionals... Now that can be argued but what I find most important is that when you look at who owns the adhdinfo site it just happens to be Novartis Corp... So much for objectivity. WCIE

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/19/2005 12:21:25 PM

19-There could be other factors than cost only. It was quite a forum where all kinds of views were expressed and voters had their chance to express their frustrations with Lord government. If he would have asked around people would have shared costs if that was the only factor.

There is definitely need for such a forum. This is a good site but it deals with single issue of Ritalin. It is very important issue but other issues need to be discussed in the type of forum provided by site. Other issues include healthcare fiasco, NB Power, financial mismanagement by Lord Government and incompetence of Lord Government in general

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/19/2005 09:38:31 AM

20-Have an idea. Why not start a discussion group here, patterned after, which deals with general issues and Lord Government? You may get thousands of hits as had reached close to 18000 hits. If you do that this may become the most popular site.

Posted by Anonymous to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/19/2005 09:45:47 AM

21-It probably cost him more that $25 bucks a year!- that was probably for the domain name- then the site's monthly costs for a host and any features are extra and if you get loads of hits that costs more- but I agree he could of added advertising which costs nothing- he gets paid if people buy or click the link---too bad- it was probably the pressure...

Posted by KW to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/19/2005 01:41:58 AM

22-I like the pics- very neat!

Posted by KW to Charles LeBlanc ADHD Activist at 2/19/2005 01:30:41 AM

23-A fate worse than death Charles, to be deleted,

PLEASE UN-DELETE ME so I can continue getting your emails,

All the best...Keep Warm

24-Good afternoon Mrs.Blaney:
As you know it,s been 1 month sunday since we met and hopefully
you have not forgotten me or my cause I,m still holding out hope that
this issue is and or will be addressed in the near future.
In hoping that you,re still active on this subject I would like
to leave this web address with you to read a bit of an update on how
I am trying to deal with this issue to the present.
( )
And in closing I would like to thank you in advance of any
changes that may happen in the future. Timothy Smith.

Hi charles I thought I might sent this note to Mrs.Blaney because I
think what you,ve put together is very well done and I would like to
thank-you very much. Your friend Timothy Smith.

25-Glad you got a good rating....tell people to send it to five people.......?

26-I knew that you would be in a good mood, today....because you went to church, right?

27-Whassa big idea to delete me?:)

28-Hope this works this time Charles..

Here is a pretty neat little thing from Paul Harvey.
See if you can guess the riddle at the end. Even if you don't
want to do the riddle, please take the time to read this, it's

Paul Harvey Writes:

We tried so hard to make things better for our kids
that we made them worse. For my grandchildren,
I'd like better. I'd really like for them to know about
hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and
leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.

I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and
that you learn honesty by being cheated

I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the
lawn and wash the car.

And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car
when you are sixteen.

It will be good if at least one time you can see
puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.

I hope you get a black eye fighting for something
you believe in.

I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger
brother/sister. And it's all right if you have to
draw a line down the middle of the room,but when he/she
wants to crawl under the covers with you because their scared,
I hope you let them.

When you want to see a movie and your little
brother/sister wants to tag along, I hope you'll let

I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your
friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.

On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope
you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away
so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool
as your Mom.

If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you
how to make one instead of buying one.

I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.

When you learn to use computers, I hope you also
learn to add and subtract in your head.

I hope you get teased by your friends when you have
your first crush on a boy\girl, and when you talk back
to your mother that you learn what Ivory soap tastes like.

May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn
your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.

I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you
don't like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I
hope you realize he is not your friend.

I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with
your Grandma/Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.

May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the

I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a
baseball through your neighbor's window and that she
hugs you and kisses you at

Hannukah/Christmas time when you give her a plaster
mold of your hand.

These things I wish for you - tough times and
disappointment, hard work and happiness.
To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.

Written with a pen. Sealed with a kiss. I'm here for
you. And if I die before you do, I'll go to heaven and
wait for you.

Send this to all of your friends. We secure our
friends, not by accepting favors, but by doing them.

Paul Harvey RIDDLE:

When asked this riddle, 80% of kindergarten kids got
the answer, compared to 17% of Stanford University seniors.

What is greater than God, More evil than the devil,
The poor have it, The rich need it, And if you eat it, you'll

Send this to 10 people and then press shift and you
will get the answer.

P.S. You won't believe this, but this really does
give you the answer

29-Hi Charles;
Been busy lately. Getting your notes ok

30-Sorry charles, it's starting to get confusing...why are there TWO different places? Where should replies be going?

Monday, February 21, 2005


Ok…Today was exactly one month ago that Tim Smith left the Capital of Fredericton after receiving some positive information that his suggestions would be LOOKED INTO by the Lord Government!!!
You can see his picture in my photo files!
In today’s update, I’m going to dedicate the whole update to Tim Smith. Tim left his daughter at Family Services so he could protest against the VLT’S!
Her picture is on the front page of the website! Isn’t she a cutie?
Ok…I emailed TIM SMITH some questions to answer and this is a first for me? I never did this in the past! Hey? Maybe I can do the same to the elected officials? Any Elected officials wish to be interview by Charles LeBlanc?
Send me a note! < I doubt that very much > Here’s Tim Smith answers to my questions? Enjoy and please fell free to leave a comment!

My name is Timothy Smith, I held a protest in Fredericton from January 12th to January 20th 2005.
I went on a hunger strike to bring attention to the growing problems in our Communities in New Brunswick and Canada with Video Lottery Machines (VLT,S)and the crisis it is causing among the population in general.
This weekend I was asked to answer a few questions so I have agreed to do so and to answer completely and honestly to Charles’s questions!

Charles LeBlanc - Question #1:How are you feeling since your protest 1 month ago this weekend?

Tim Smith - Answer-

Well? Things are slowly coming together in the financial aspect of my situation and I’m attending regular weekly meetings for a 90 minutes sessions down from 2 hours at the beginning.
My relationship with my children has come together very well and I’ve found out that as long as I keep myself very busy which at the present isn’t very hard helps
me tremendously!

Question #2:How is your relationship with your youngest daughter been going since returning home?

My bond with Sheana has improved to the point where I
no longer torture myself with thoughts like - Am I doing enough or
Interacting enough with her????
I enjoy her so much more know that I sleep better at night and have more energy to cope with my daily duties as a caring parent.
The difference of having a bit of money in my pocket to take her
out more and to do some of the simple things we used to do is very
rewarding to me.
I also have found that her and I have begun to enjoy the closeness that is gaining in strength to where it used to be!

Question #3:Have you played or thought of playing (VLT,S)since
coming back home?


That is something I struggle with everyday being involved with and talking to
people each day when I’m out. This helps me a lot!!! As I’ve said earlier keeping busy is another tool I use, Also I keep convincing myself everyday that this could
be the day I will hear an announcement that the Government has set a date to lift the time as was mentioned in my suggestions!!!!
This is a reality I use as a as a starting point for myself, my friends and the many thousands of New Brunswickers who suffer from this affliction.

Question #4: What memories do you have of your protest & what to you were the highlights?

Part"A" Well the memories I think about the most would be.

1.I think I will always remember my new friend Charles Leblanc
with whom I still communicate on a regular basis and read his updates which by the way are improving by the day!
To the people who don’t really know him he comes across as a bear who forgot to hibernate for the winter but I’ve had the time to get to know that bear and inside he’s no more than a rabbit to the people he cares about on a
personal level (On the outside it’s the protester in him so be patient!)

2. How friendly the people of Fredericton where to me!!

3. How great the media was in their coverage and in helping
me have the courage to stand up for what I believed was a very Important cause.(walking me through tremendous nervousness)

4. But the thing I think about the most were the families of the people
who had committed suicide that thanked me for what I was trying to do for them and and myself which gave me an unbelievable energy to deliver the message to the
government that something has to be done.

Part "B"

1. I have to say one of the highlights for me was the meeting with the 4 ministers in particular Mrs.Margaret-Anne Blaney and the sincerity I felt from her as a parent as well as a politician regardless of the reputation politicians have she went far beyond that point with me she had a genuine concern for my cause & my well being and I will always remember how she stood by my side and came with me to the cafeteria to have my first meal in 8 days as she teared up with real emotion and again expressed here feelings about myself and my family

2.Another highlight for me was how supportive the public was to this issue and how people still come up to me today to talk and saying to keep up the good work and tell me they too are praying for a date for change so they will have a new hope for most of their friends that are going through this and so they won’t feel so helpless in trying to help them.

Question #5:The day your protest ended, you seemed very optimistic
that the government would act on your concerns and suggestions, do
you still feel the same way?

Answer - This is a question I think about a lot as time passes, with not hearing from the members of Legislator as often as when I first got back and with this issue not making it on the news as often as it was all though it still does here and in other provinces I still try to keep a positive outlook that change will take place sooner than later, I also believe that the honorable members know that a lot of people are keeping their ear to the wall hoping for a chance at escape and a new beginning!

Question #6:If nothing is done on your suggestions? Are you planning to RETURN to the capital to continue your protest on this issue?

Although I try not to even imagine that being the case, knowing now just how huge this issue really is and the number of people I’ve since found out that it effects just in my area alone and to hear about 20 of my own personal friends tell me if I was to go back not counting people I’ve never met before tell me also that they would stop everything they’re doing to go with me without hesitation.
I will most definitely go and do it all again and knowing I will be
returning with more support than I could have imagined would only increase my determination to get it right this time.
(Lie to us once? Shame on YOU!!!! Lie to us twice???? and the blame on YOU)

Question #7
Do you believe it is better to protest in the cold of winter or the heat of summer?...LOL…STUPIS QUESTION!!!...LOL

This is a bit of a different question which I really don’t know how to answer?
I didn’t choose the cold of winter it just turned out that it was time to act out of absolute desperation to have something done about the addiction to VLT,S that was killing me and already done so to Others, But in saying that I do believe that the sub zero temperatures did help drive the point that this issue was important enough that there was no difference between Hot & cold and that time is not on the addicts side for change to these machines. And I suppose one could say that the quick response of the media and the government could be attributed to the fact that this protest happened in the cold of winter.
I hope this will answer some of these questions and I would again like to thank people who stop and give me support and encouragement to try and make a difference and please help keep this issue alive and in the forefront, Peoples lives are depending on it every morning we start our day.

Sunday, February 20, 2005


I am in a good mood so therefore I am not going to complain about the Lord Governmet, Human Rigths Commission or the Irvings!
Someone sent me these pictures that I feel you should have a look! They are very nice. Have a look because it will brighten your day!
Thank God that I go to Church every Sunday because it calms me done! Speaking of calming down? In the morning, you will something new from Charles in his Blog Site! It could be something different!!! Stay tune!!! Go inside and enjoy these beautiful pictures!!!!

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Saturday, February 19, 2005


This is an email that was sent to me last year from the Department of Education! I wonder if they are still following these orders?

From: Phillips, Deanna (ED) On Behalf Of
McInerney, Terry (ED)
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 1:29 PM
To: (ED) Superintendents (Eng.)
Cc: (ED) Directors of Ed (Eng.)
Subject: Medications - Ritalin

Recent stories in the Telegraph Journal and other media have heightened the public's awareness of the drug Ritalin, a drug which is generally used to assist in the treatment of ADD/ADHD among children of school age and adults. While educators
have a definite role to play in the referral process for children who are
displaying characteristics associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder, and in assisting the medical and psychological profession diagnoses
of this disorder,
Teachers are to refrain from suggesting to parents that prescription
medication of any sort should be used in the management of students'
The diagnoses and prescription of medication for disorders that impact on a classroom's Positive Learning Environment remains the responsibility of the medical profession.
Principals are asked to remind teachers that the Department of Education recognizes that teachers have an important role to play in the referral process.
Suggesting to parents that they may want to consider discussing their child's attention difficulties with their family doctor comes as a result of a collaborative process involving the school-based student services team who have considered in- depth the child's strengths and needs. Teachers are encouraged to
share their observations with the school-based student services teams, and
with physicians.
Teachers can also serve as an important source of information in the monitoring by
the physician of appropriate dosage of medication.
Please share this information with principals, who will share with their staff.


I am just going through my old updates and I wrote this update last year on January 19th from last year! I guess the homeless problem hasn't change that much since then....

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 08:06:29 -0800 (PST)

Personally, I never heard much of the
homelessness issue in the past. While protesting in
my tent in front of the Legislature, I seen first hand
this serious problem.
On July 2nd, I seen a guy in the Dumpster at
Officer’s Square collecting empties from the big party
the evening before. Late at night, I would see many of
them collecting empties from the garbage bins on the
streets. I might add that they didn’t leave a mess on
the ground.

Many of them would walk by the Legislature
looking for butts that the staff left in the ashtrays
outside. These people are not loud. They’re very
polite and quiet. Once I got to know them? They’re a
nice bunch!
For many people in this City; They would be known
to be the menace of the society and the forgotten but
if you took the time to chat with them? You would be
surprise to find out that they are human. These
people live on $264.00 a month and thank god for the
fine support of people like George Pierce at the Soup
Kitchen. They have all the food they can eat but after
walking around the City for 3 to 4 weeks?
The need to release and yes, they do get drunk!
Don’t forget? They’re human just like me and you. I’m
no Saint and yes after preaching to the citizens about
ADD/ADHD for 30 days under the hot sun. Yes! I did go
out and enjoyed a few. We’re all human.
The problem is that after they spend 60 bucks on
booze and other addiction. At the end, they don’t have
money for the rent.
The public will say - Go at the shelter! Have you
ever tried sleeping in one big room with 50 beds?
There’s no privacy in that area and many homeless
people don’t like the atmosphere. I sure wouldn’t.
Many citizens during the summer months seen the
guy with the long beard sleeping on the City Bench. I
haven’t seen this individual for months. Do the public
care? The are called – the forgotten! A guy like that
could disappear from the face of the Earth and no one
would noticed.
The fall came and I was beginning to get my
little home ready for the cold months ahead. The
evenings were cold but I did manage.
One day, I was at the soup kitchen and someone
asked me if I was still in the tent? I proudly said-
YES! I’M STILL THERE!!! One guy sitting beside me
said- What’s the big deal anyway? A bunch of us sleeps
in the parking garage. All you need is a cardboard and
you’re fine. I heard stories that they slept in the
parking garage and the grand stand at the exhibition.
Myself, I visited the parking garage on a cold
evening and there was a girl sleeping in the stairway.
Her name is Sharon and she walks around with a
shopping cart. She’s a very nice girl and I might add
that she’s very clean.
One evening, I noticed her around the
Legislature and since I seen her set up for sleeping.
I invited her in my tent and she found it very
comfortable. She was in paradise.
One other homeless guy that I met during the
protest is –Marc! You people will know him from the
guy who sleeps under the Westmorland Bridge. He’s the
quiet type and has addictions. I tried to help the guy
but he won’t take that extra step and look for help.
One morning, I showed up in his sleeping quarters and
it was –40 with wind chill. He was there and I touch
inside his jacket and he was still warm. Someone gave
me a white Goose feather blanket during my protest.
It’s worth around $500.00. I gave it to Marc and maybe
this little toy will help him.
On October 4, many kids gathered at Officer’s
square for a 24 hours protest. They had cardboard
boxes, duct tape and plastic. They wanted to have the
feeling of living in the cold for 24 hours. I was also
there collecting names for my petition. At around
1:00am, the rain came down very hard and everybody ran
home. Did they did get the feeling of how it feels to
be homeless? Of course not! They went home to their
nice shelter while the true homeless people were still
out there in the wet weather.
In the fall, many would come to me and say-
Charles? Aren’t you cold? I always answered- You
selfish people! Isn’t that nice? What about the real
homeless? Compare to their homes? I live in the
Holiday Inn!
The Province cannot ignore this problem. Of
course many of these less fortunate do not want help.
If you have a guilty conscience? When you see a
homeless person? Drop them a coupon for a free coffee.
They sure could use the hot coffee to warm their
bodies. Have a great day!


This is a letter or update I wrote on June 8th from last year! With all the talk about drug companies pushing their products? Well? Read this story!!!!

Poor Charlie……He just can’t seem to let go. I’m
the type who says he’s going to do something? I
usually do it!
The same goes for my updates.
Any issues that I write about? I’ll say it
I guess this was proven just around one hour ago.
It’s a beautiful day in the Capital and I just
left the Centennial building. While walking on the
sidewalk? Guess who I seen coming walking towards

The Lawyer of the Human Rights Commission with
his suitcase in tack - Chris Whallen and Carl White.
I don’t really mind Chris Whallen but the other
guy Carl White?
I’m sorry I can’t stand that guy and he’s the one
who took my case to the Human Rights Commission. He’s
the only worker in the Southern Part of the Province
so therefore I had no choice.
What did he told the Commission about the racial
slurs by the Irving Management? What did he say or
heard in the Irving Office. What exactly did he tell
the Commission about ADHD???
You know the story…so anyway…I turn my head
towards these two guys and said- What? They allowed
Racists in this City?? F@ck!!!
Do I feel guilty in saying this especially it’s a
beautiful day outside???
Afterwards, I seen a couple of Ministers and told
them what has just happen. I was upset and I told them
I better find work in the near future because things
are getting out of hand.
Hey??? I’m am I wrong??? The Commission agreed
with the Irvings-

1- no niggers or frogs should be allowed to work
within the Empire.

2-When Mr.LeBlanc was interviewed by Gulf Operators
he informed us he had ADHD and was taking Ritalin
were medical limitations placed on Mr.LeBlanc. We
accommodated Mr.LeBlanc disability by ensuring that he
was given jobs and duties that complied with his
medical limitations.

Sherry Mersereau < Irving Human Resources with no
Doctor’s paper! > Supported by the racist members of
Human Rights Commission of New Brunswick >

In my opinion? We may have the courts to decide
this very racist verdict by the Commission.
How much longer can this go?
I remember on March 21st in the year 2003. I was
at a meeting in Saint John and it was sponsored by
P.R.U.D.E.! At the end of the meeting, I took the
front stage from Idee < who now works for the
Environment Department > and told the 60 people
present that we must investigate those people at the
Human Rights Commission.
This was all done before my protest so you can
imagine the hate in my blood.
What a way to begin this beautiful sunny day in
the Capital!
Anyway? Never mind that!!!
I wanted to write of a different story that
happened to me this morning before I came across these
two guys!
Last evening, I had a message on my phone to
phone a toll free number. The number is 1-800-363-8883
and I asked for a J.Lamay.
I phone the number and guess who it was?
It was Novartis the maker of Ritalin. The guy was
friendly and he was bilingual. I was surprised that he
called me because I left a message and my phone number
on their web site in the past but they never return my
call or email.
But this time around it was the real stuff. I had
a person from the maker of Ritalin on the other line.
He was bilingual and he spoke the Quebec French.
I told the guy that I was Acadian and I spoke le chiac
- You know- Je vos au store me chercher un packais de
I believe that at that moment we had a break down
in communication because he asked me if I wanted to
locate some Ritalin?
Well? I didn’t really want some Ritalin but then
again many people would pray that I take a barrel full
to calm down!!!!
I asked the guy if he could tell me the amount of
Ritalin that’s being prescribed in this Province???
He seems confuse and one again asked me if I
wanted some Ritalin????
I told the guy that I protested in a tent for 6
months and collected 10,000 signatures that read - I
agree that Ritalin is over prescribed in this
I went on to tell him that a doctor told his
co-worker that he practiced in the U.S.A., Canada and
he never prescribed so many Ritalin than here in New
Why is that now????
At that moment, the guy from the Novartis
Pharmaceutical Company told me – THIS IS A PRIVATE
After that? The conversation quickly came to a
close. Too bad so sad…c’est la vie!
We have a education and Health Standing Committee
in place but the Government don’t care if the kids as
young as 4 years old are force to take Ritalin and
lets not forget the Cudmore Case?
I don’t know what’s the hold up on their verdict!
They know that I’m waiting for the racist
outcome. If they handle the Cudmore case like they
handle mine? The racism and discrimination against
people with ADHD will continue in this Province.
Racism? Yes? When you force a child with ADHD to
be deported from this Province? That’s racism! I was
the blunt of Racist remarks by the Irvings and the
Human Rights Commission agreed with the Irvings!
OK…Here’s a few comments from the last 24 hours
that received. Excuse the grammar and style of this
letter because I just write the darn thing and send it
along to you people on the information Highway. Send
it along to all your friends on your list so they can
continue reading the going on in this Province and of