New Brunswick correctional officer’s drug bust just cause for dismissal

Arrest for drugs, weapons, violated standard of professional conduct
By Jeffrey Smith
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/19/2017

An adjudicator has upheld the dismissal of a New Brunswick corrections officer who was found with a marijuana-growing operation and weapons in his home.

Harold Peterson was a correctional officer at the Atlantic Institution (AIR), a maximum-security institution in Renous, N.B., operated by Corrections Canada (CSC).

He first became a correctional officer in 1999 at a provincial youth centre in Miramichi, N.B., where he dealt with inmates under 18.