Thanks to Lina we now have the Tim Flaherty page!
There are many unanswered questions. I have not the slightest clue what this Jesus Focus is. I think I have a vague idea, but how did Father Timothy Flaherty wind up there? He most definitelty is no longer a Roman Catholic priest, so, did he seek laicization and then join up with this group? I dont know. I tried to get some answers on this and got nowhere.
Note that the offences transpired over a 20 year period. If that account is accurate that means that Flaherty was molesting before and after he was ordained, and also while he was in seminary. Not a comforting thought at all.
Also, note that in January 1992 Flaherty was senteneced to two years in jail, and that in August 1993 he published “Nursing Ethics: The Transformation of an Ethical Field” Research Services, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario.
How much time did he serve?
Also, Flaherty eventually attained a PhD in Bioethics. When did he pursue studies in Bioethics? And where? I get the impression that it may have been at Saint Paul University in Ottawa. Was it? Does anyone know?
No matter, is it just me or is it not a bit of stretch to call any convicted clerical molester an ethicist?
And, is it just me or does anyone else get a shiver seeing that a convicted clerical molester was doing research on “Implicit Ethics of Professionals in the Field of Pediatric Chronic Care”? (and perhaps still is?)
I don’t know…
Working for Health Canada. And then with the Audit Committee in the Office of the Comptroller General.
I know he has to work somewhere, but, as an ethicist? for government agencies?
Here’s another piece of info I wasn’t able to add to the page because, for whatever reason, the software will not allow me to add it. Flaherty was a speaker at at Professional Development Week 28 November to 01 December 2006 (Ottawa Congress Centre). I did make mention of that on the page, but, as you will see, this link gives a little more of an in-depth bio: http://www.fmi.ca/pdweek2006/day3_e.html
Here’s the bio:
Tim Flaherty, PhD,
A/Director, Audit Committee Recruitment & Development Secretariat, Capacity Building & Community Development Sector, Office of the Comptroller General
Tim Flaherty is the A/Director, Audit Committee Recruitment and Development Secretariat, Office of the Comptroller General. The Secretariat’s focus is on the implementation of the federal government 2006 Policy on Internal Audit as it relates to the establishment of Departmental Audit Committees. The Secretariat is responsible for the development of competency profiles for Audit Committee members and the development of a merit based selection process to meet the needs of federal departments and agencies. In accordance with the Directive on Departmental Audit Committees, these external Audit Committee members will be required to provide deputy heads with independent, objective advice, guidance and assurance on the adequacy of departments’ risk management, control and accountability processes.
Prior to joining the Office of the Comptroller General, Tim Flaherty was Director of the Ethics and Governance Division at Health Canada and subsequently, Deputy Team Leader, Expenditure Management Review (Biotechnology) with Treasury Board Secretariat.
No mention of course of what Tim Flaherty did before all of that!
I don’t know where Tim Flaherty is working right now. Is he still working around Treasury Board? or is he back with Health Canada?
I tried to reach Tim Flaherty by phone today. I was able to get his new phone number, but, no answer. I will try again, but because I was talking to others who know him I think he has probably been tipped off that I would be calling, but, I shall try 🙂 I have many questions.
I was told that Tim Flaherty is doing “fantastic” work with AA. And I was told that I should just leave him alone because he now has a doctorate and all of ‘that’ is in the past. I was accused of being on a witch hunt for asking questions and wondering what exactly he is doing now.
If anyone has any more information please either blog or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enough for now