Jody Carr was a Conservative MLA at the time of the Toronto Star article and events described therein. He is not mentioned or quoted in the article speaking about the youth's plight. He did not at that time state that a Conservative government should not "send them away". Jody Carr was silent and did nothing to denounce decisions to send youths to prison facilities and to facilities out of the country when he sat as an MLA for the governing Conservatives. Now he had the nerve to dismiss the recommendations of an autism expert who has been intensely involved in helping autistic persons in NB and shaping the autism policies that have made NB a Canadian leader in providing preschool and school services for autistic children and youths with the political hack statement that his party would not send autistic adults away. Jody Carr is contradicted by his past record when he said nothing while his party did indeed send them away.