Halifax bus driver fired in seal incident commits suicide: wife

By | April 21, 2009

A Halifax bus driver who was fired last week for clubbing a fake seal at an anti-sealing protest committed suicide over the weekend, his wife said Monday.

Dann Little was fired by Halifax Metro Transit on Friday over the March 14 incident, Andrea Little said.

Little, who jumped out of his bus and used a stick to beat a toy seal being used as a prop by anti-seal hunt protesters as they prepared to take part at an international day of action on Spring Garden Road, thought he’d only be suspended without pay for a month, Little’s wife said.

Little didn’t know why he did what he did, she said, adding “and that’s when I have to say my husband snapped.”

The 55-year-old had been suffering silently. He had been on anti-depressants for two years and was diagnosed recently with a clogged artery in his brain — health issues he never mentioned to Metro Transit, his wife said.

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Karma works in strange ways.

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