Judge rules MCFT instructor was not dismissed for views on glyphosate


A New Brunswick judge has ruled that Rod Cumberland’s dismissal from the Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) in June 2019 was not due to his views on glyphosate, but because of his “rigidity” and rejection of “inclusive” teaching styles, CBC reports. The decision comes after Cumberland sued MCFT for wrongful dismissal, which he stated was related to his comments on the herbicide. In a 41-page decision, NB Court of King’s Bench Chief Justice Tracey DeWare concluded that the former MCFT instructor was terminated “as a result of his attitude and behaviours which rendered his continued employment impossible.” However, DeWare added that the college leadership failed to warn Cumberland that his job was in jeopardy and has awarded him severance pay.