Well, not quite finished at 2:30 pm this afternoon, but finished for the day regardless. The commissioner was not amused!
All headed off for the planes, trains and automobiles. When Dupuis will wrap up is a question mark. He has been told by Justice Glaude to report to the Weave Shed at 0900 hours (9 am) Monday, 24 November 2008. Det. Insp. Tim Smith is scheduled to resume his testimony at 9 am. Glaude thought perhaps commission counsel can work something out.
I have a gaggle of little people coming tomorrow. As soon as the webcast shut down I set to work clearing the deck for wee ones – the mind going a mile a minute I must say.
Yet again I wish there were about 40 hours in a day 🙂 So much today which needs to covered, and leftovers from yesterday. And a busy week-end ahead.
I’ll do what I can in fits and starts – a bit at a time.
The first news flash from today’s testimony is that, well, believe it or not, seems that Project Truth officers were advised by none other than former police officer Ron Wilson that he knew there was a paedophile ring in Cornwall back around 1967- but there isn’t one now.
Well done Dallas Lee for getting that information on the record.
According to today’s evidence Wilson advised that there was a big investigation at the time, and that it involved Fathers Paul Lapierre and Don Scott, and that there was no doubt there was a ring running out of the Cornwall Classical College and it was under surveillance, and that Killer Gagnon who used to hang around with Lapierre was the only one charged and he was sent out of town for a time.
Wilson even provided the names of two police officers involved with the investigation.
No follow up by Project Truth on this. None!
And Wilson has a sick slip. He won’t be testifying.
God rest your soul Dick you were bang on the money. Bang on the money!
But then of course Dick tended to do his homework. He spent hours and hours going through newspapers to find out what he could about Killer Gagnon. He did the same with Real Estate transactions, tracking where the estates of Cornwall’s deceased paedophiles went.
Anyway, step one. There was a ring. In 1967.
No all rumour and innuendo after all.
Claude Marleau could and did attest to that one. Passed around like a used toy.
And Project Truth said no ring!
What oh what will the commissioner do with that little piece of bad news?
Perhaps Wilson was fibbing? But, what difference? True or false. That’s not the issue. The issue is how did Project Truth officers respond to the information be it true or false?
True or false, they did nothing.
This is a fascinating piece of news. I always wondered what had been going on in Cornwall in the late 60s. It just all looked a bit strange. That’s when Father Paul Lapierre disappeared and took up his abode in Montreal. And right on his heels away went Father Ken Martin. And somewhere in the midst of it all the Classical College closed its doors forever. And on the heels of that Father Paul Desiletsa Viatiorian priest from the Classical College was shipped off to the States and other Viatorians dispersed elsewhere across the country.
And who was at St. John Bosco from 1957 to 1963 but Father Carl Stone? He was shipped off temporarily after “the Cornwall Police threatened to intervene after his misdemeanour.” He probably got shipped off before the big ax fell. But how gracious of the police way back then – let him run off to molest young lads somewhere else – just get out of here or we’ll have to do something.
Father Paul Lapierre was all set to sing like a canary about the Classical College at his own trial. Not that he was about to admit that he did anything untoward himself, just that he was proudly primed to share what he knew others were up to. And yes, he was proud to spit it out.
I always said Lapierre should have been subpoened.
He certainly should have been.
And what about Jacques Leduc? He was a student at the Classical College. That’s a picture of him from the yearbook.
Leduc was on the stand. Why no questions about what was going on at the College? I think he might know.
Anyway, there it is.
Too bad isn’t it that so many “investigations” since 1994 negated gleaning information from those who knew a little bit of “rumour” and “innuendo” based on fact.
Perry and Dick were the bad guys. A little character assassination has been hurled in their direction I’d say – from one investigator to the next to the next. Ditto anyone associated with them.
I’m thinking this inquiry may well have kicked off on the same foot.
Sort of like history repeating itself.
What is it: Those who can’t remember the past are doomed to repeat it?
Anyway, a multi-million dollar boondoggle this one is.
So where are we now?
There was a ring: There’s no ring now.
There might have been a cover-up in the late 60s. No cover-up since and certainly not since the early 90s.
It’s getting a wee bit complicated.
No matter. Truth is irrelevant.
Must get back to housewifely things for a spell. More to come.
Unbelievable what’s been going on. Un-be-lieve-able!!!
Enough for now