MFU boss dies in accident

The director general of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union was one of two men killed in a head-on collision yesterday morning on Route 11 in Lower Newcastle.

46 year old Christian Brun, of Cormier Village, was driving a car that collided with another one from Miscou.

Fisheries consultant Gilles Theriault told CBC the Acadian community had lost a great person, calling Brun a leader in the fishing industry as well as a poet and artist. Fisheries Minister Dominic Leblanc, who’s known Brun for years, says he was shocked and saddened by the news.