Honestly, it was all just a big mistake. He wasn't flipping off a member of the provincial legislature; he was just saying hello to me and my students...
Liberal MLA Abel LeBlanc was expelled from the New Brunswick legislature Thursday for extending his middle finger at an Opposition MLA.
The member for Saint John Lancaster made the gesture at Rothesay MLA Margaret-Ann Blaney during question period.
For more information on his saying hello to my students, see this.
Addendum: When I finished posting the above information, I saw a CIBC ad on television that included a man whom I thought might have been a student of mine some years ago. To check it out, I did a Facebook search on his name. I didn't find him, but I did come across two other young men with the same name who obviously wish they had taken economics courses from me: