Some courtroom news
(1) Father Linus Bastien (Diocese of London, Ontario)
As I said when I posted a comment just after hearing the news: I am stunned. Here is the info. on the next court date for Father Bastien:
11 January 2015: 10 am, application certiorari, scheduled for four to five days, Windsor Superior Court of Justice (245 Windsor Avenue)
Father Bastien is apparently disputing the charges, hence the application certiori .
So, as I understand it. a year from now a judge will hear Bastien’s case that he shouldn’t have been charged!!!!
Why it took four years to come up with this is beyond me, – but, of course, I don’t know the facts. I have no doubt however that many if not all the complainants have been waiting months on end to see this case go to trial, and, now this!
This is a first for me.. I have never encountered a “certiori ” before and must do more reading on it. The bottom line however is that the complainants have to wait year before anything happens, and then it only be to witness Bastien arguing however he plans to argue that he should never have been charged, or whatever his dispute with the charges is, – and they may well be called to testify?
How much has the defence of Father Linus Bastien cost the Diocese of London, Ontario to date? It has to be a princely sum already, and rest assured that this “certiori ” will not be cheap!
Seems that Windsor has a way of coming up with the novel. Do you recall the sweet deal made for Basilian Father Hod Marshall? a guilty plea in exchange for a promise of no further charges in Ontario?
Anyway, I am hoping someone out there can tell us who is representing Father Bastien and who is the Crown in this case?
Please keep the complainants in your prayers. This is not going to be easy for them at all.
I truly am stunned!
(2) Father Gary Hoskins (Diocese of Cornerbrook
26 February 2015: pre-trial conference (NOT open to the public), Corner Brook Newfoundland courthouse
02 March 2015: 10 am, “to set a trial date,” Corner Brook Superior Court (81 Mt. Bernard Avenue.), Corner Brook, Newfoundland
The 26 February date is closed to the public. The date of 02 March 2015 is open and the public can attend. Here is an article from today’s Western Star:
13 January 2015: Hoskins has pre-trial meeting set in Supreme Court
Mark your calendars for 02 March 2015 and, if you are withing driving distance, plan to attend to find out what’s going on.
Please keep the complainant in your prayers.
(3) Father Stephen Amesse (Archdiocese of Ottawa, Ontario)
Father Stepehen Amesse’s next court date is:
09 February 2015: 08:30 am, “to be spoken to,” Ottawa Ontario courthouse (161 Elgin St.)
Father Amesse was charged December 2014. If this case follows the course of others it will probably be quite some time and quite few court dates before this either goes to trial or reaches a guilty plea deal. I call all these court dates the revolving door – it struck me once that that’s what it is like – round and round and round they go, in and out of court in the twinkle of an eye. Anyway, expect a few more of these courtdates before there is a date set for a preliminary hearing, a trial or even a guilty plea.
Please keep the complainant and his family in your prayers.
(4) Father Jacques Faucher
Father Jacques Faucher’s next court date is:
06 February 2015: assignment court (Superior Court of Justice), Ottawa Ontario courthouse (161 Elgin St.)
Please keep the complainant in your prayers.
(5) Eric Dejaeger omi
Ex priest and previously convicted child molester Eric Dejaeger has his sentencing hearing coming up on Monday, 19 January 2015, in Iqaluit, Nunavut. However, Dejeager also has charges against him in Edmonton Alberta. Those charges have been chugging along since December 2011 as the Nunavut charge played out.
Dejaeger’s next courtdate on the Edmonton charges is:
23 January 2015: Edmonton, Alberta courthouse
Please keep Dejaeger’s many many victims in your prayers.
Has anyone heard anything about the the preliminary hearing for Marcel Lalonde in Cornwall, Ontario today? I’m not looking for testimony or evidence (it would all be under a publication ban) but am wondering if the hearing wrapped up today? and if it did, did the judge perchance rule at the end of the day if he deems there is or is not sufficient evidence to go to trial?
Hopefully there will be some media coverage with answers tomorrow. I will check myself and see what I can find out.
I continue to work on the Father Ronald Leger csv page, – am realizing that I absolutely must get information back on the Cornwall Inquiry website so that people can understand where the Cornwall Classical College fits in, and who Claude Marleau and his molester Father Paul Lapierre are.
Some time was spent on this endeavour today. Now posted on theinquiry.ca site are the following:
08 September 2001: ‘Others’ involved in sex abuse: priest (Father Lapierre names names and points to finger everywhere but at himself)
Undated excerpt from Dick Nadeau’s projecttruth2.com website: Naming Names
I must tell you that when Father Lapierre was naming names and pointing fingers he brought up the name of Father Leger more than once. I don’t believe that he ever accused Leger of sex abuse as he did other clergy, but I know for a fact that he repeated more than once that Father Leger used to confide in him about about sex at the college, and things about Claude Marleau.
More as I get it all sorted out – at least a little bit more 🙂
I haven;t forgotten the picture of Justice/Deacon Terence Platana. Now that I have accessed and resumed working on theinquiry.ca I will get it posted. And that too requires a lot of work to get information back on the site so you can understand where Justice Terence Platana fits in, and how it rerlates to Perry Dunlop. I will start to dig in on all of this – it’s too important not to have the information out in the public domain.
Enough for now,