This is bizarre.
Scroll down. Father Jeff King, a priest with the Archdiocese of Ottawa, Ontario, former lawyer and late vocation to the priesthood, has landed a part-time post with the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.
Some will recall that while he was yet a layman and practicing lawyer Jeff King who like Father Marc Ouellet, now Cardinal and then Rector at the Major Seminary in Montreal, assisted with the compilation of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops 1992 sex abuse guidelines, From Pain to Hope. Those guidelines recommended, amongst other things, that legal fees of accused priest be picked up by the diocese, and suggested procedures be set to “reintegrate” convicted molesters into active ministry.
Further to that, those who followed the Cornwall Public Inquiry will recall that Justice Normand Glaude was once upon a time a member of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.
Further to that again, it was Jeff King, still a layman and lawyer, who, as I blogged during the Cornwall Public Inquiry, assisted Father Frank Morrissey omi back in the late 80s find loopholes to try to ensure that bishops would not be legally compelled to disclose any information disclosed in their presence by suspect clerical predators.
What this all boils down to I have no idea, but it’s not sitting well with me. With the shortage of priests everywhere are there not some more ‘priestly’ things Father King could do with his time? Are there no confessions to heard? no sick parishioners who would appreciate a visit, either in home or at hospital? no one in need of spiritual guidance? Aside the nearly $400 day per diem, It makes no sense.
pdf file of the following text: Father Jeff King member Ontario Civilian Police Commission
(as on: Wednesday, March 06, 2013)
Ministry: COMMUNITY SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES
Agency: ONTARIO CIVILIAN POLICE COMMISSION (SAFETY, LICENSING APPEALS AND STANDARDS TRIBUNALS ONTARIO)
Agency URL: www.ocpc.ca
Address: 250 Dundas Street West 6 th Floor, Suite 605 Toronto M7A 2T3 ON
Background: Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.15, Part II, ss. 21(1); Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, c. 33, Sched. 5, s. 15; O. Reg. 126/10
Period: N/A – N/A
Prerogative: Mandatory Legislation; Minister’s OIC
Function: As an independent quasi-judicial agency, the Commission carries out a combination of duties, which are primarily adjudicative or decision-making in nature. These include hearing appeals to police disciplinary penalties; adjudicating disputes between municipal councils and police services boards involving budget matters; conducting hearings into requests for reduction, abolition, creation or amalgamation of police services; conducting investigations and inquiries into the conduct of chiefs of police, police officers and members of police services boards; determining the status of police service members; and, general enforcement authority relating to the adequacy and effectiveness of policing services.
As of April 1, 2013, the Ontario Civilian Police Commission is designated as part of an adjudicative tribunal cluster by regulation made under the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009.
Membership: The Lieutenant Governor in Council determines the number of members to be appointed and may designate one of the members as chair and one or more members as vice-chair.
In accordance with the governance structure of the clusters, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint: an executive chair to be responsible for all of the adjudicative tribunals included in a cluster; an associate chair for each adjudicative tribunal that is included in a cluster; one or more of the associate chairs as alternate executive chairs of the cluster; one or more vice-chairs for each adjudicative tribunal that is included in a cluster. The executive chair and each alternate executive chair must also be members of each of the adjudicative tribunals in the cluster, and the associate chair and each vice-chair must also be members of the tribunal to which they are appointed as associate chair and vice-chair.
Term: There is no limitation in legislation.
Meetings: The Commission meets once a month in addition to conducting hearings.
Requirements: Appointments to this tribunal follow a merit-based, competitive process that includes the following:
1. A job posting advertising the position will be posted for a minimum of ten days excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays. The job posting will include the skills, knowledge, experience, other attributes and specific qualifications required for the position.
2. Applications received during the posting period will be reviewed to assess the following criteria: Experience, knowledge or training in the subject matter and legal issues dealt with by the tribunal; Aptitude for impartial adjudication; Aptitude for applying alternative adjudicative practices and procedures that may be set out in the tribunal’s rules.
3. Applicants that meet the above criteria will be considered for further evaluation in the selection process through personal or telephone interviews, enhanced reference checks or stakeholder consultations.
|1.||CHAIR (FULL-TIME)||GAVSIE, DAVID C.||19-FEB-2011 – 26-APR-2016||SMG3||ETOBICOKE|
|2.||VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)||EDWARDS, DAVID||22-JUN-2005 – 21-JUN-2013||RESIGNED||ST. CATHARINES|
|3.||MEMBER (PART-TIME)||RODRIGUEZ, JOHN||04-MAY-2011 – 03-MAY-2013||$398 PER DIEM||HANMER|
|4.||MEMBER (PART-TIME)||DHANANI, ZAHRA||19-DEC-2008 – 18-DEC-2013||$398 PER DIEM||TORONTO|
|5.||MEMBER (PART-TIME)||MILLER, HYACINTHE||11-AUG-2004 – 11-SEP-2014||$398 PER DIEM||SHARON|
|6.||MEMBER (PART-TIME)||CASTEL, JACQUELINE||03-OCT-2012 – 02-OCT-2014||$398 PER DIEM||MISSISSAUGA|
|7.||MEMBER (PART-TIME)||KING, JEFFREY||21-DEC-2012 – 20-DEC-2014||$398 PER DIEM||OTTAWA|
|8.||MEMBER (PART-TIME)||BEDARD, GEORGES||01-FEB-2013 – 31-JAN-2015||$398 PER DIEM||OTTAWA|
|9.||MEMBER (PART-TIME)||CONACHER, ROY B.||16-MAY-2007 – 16-MAY-2017||$398 PER DIEM||KINGSTON|