As all well know by now Ron Leroux has recanted major and significant portions of his allegations. He now claims certain of his mysteriously recanted allegations were either lies initiated by him or fabricated by Perry Dunlop. Ron has also implied that he was coerced and manipulated by Perry Dunlop and Charles Bourgeois (Perry’s lawyer at the time) to stick with what he now claims were false allegations.
With that in mind please read the article Inquiry tainted by judge’s Cornwall roots, say victims. Note the following:
The discovery has upset people close to the inquiry, including victims like Ron Leroux:
“I feel like they’re going to make another cover-up, or they’re going to dance around it. They’ve been dancing around it for me since 1956,” said Leroux.
That was two years ago. What happened between then and now?
An interesting sideline here: I recall bumping into Ron on my way into the Weave Shed a few months ago, I think before Christmas. I asked would he be called to testify. He said he didn’t know – that the inquiry (i.e., commission) didn’t seem to want him as a witness but it was still all up in the air. He said that if the inquiry didn’t want to put him on the stand he might be a witness for either the Citizens for Community Renewal or the Victims Group.
Whether Ron had decided to recant or not at that time I have no idea, but, if he was being honest with me – and at that moment in time I had no cause to believe otherwise – I got the distinct impression that the commission had not decided at that late hour that it wanted Ron on the stand. However, if he had indeed decided to recant at that time and was of the mind the commission didn’t want him as a witness I can’t for the life of me imagine that the Victims Group was even considering having him take the stand as its witness. Why would the Victims Group put a witness on the stand whose recantations would give fodder to those who like to paint all Cornwall scandal sex abuse victims as liars! It makes no sense.
Anyway, it’s all rather puzzling not to mention disturbing. What’s happened to Ron? Was he threatened? Intimidated? Bought off? Black-mailed? Perhaps, hopefully, in due course we shall find out.
Ron is scheduled back on the stand 14th and 15th of August. That means he was six long weeks to think about his testimony and recantations and equal time not to talk to a single soul about it. That’s a long time!
So, as it stands Ron’s cross-examination will continue on the 14th and probably on that day two more of his videotaped interviews will be played. Because of confidentiality issues the videos will not be broadcast via webcam, however, those in the Weave Shed at the time, public included, will be permitted to view the videos.
An important note here, Justice Normand Glaude has kindly asked that a process of cleaning up the videos for public consumption commence so that the videos can eventually be publicly aired. That is good. In this instance it’s not so much the content which is of public interest as Ron’s demeanour. Terri Saunder’s has already indicated that in the first video viewed in camera Ron looked calm. That’s important. Equally important, to me at least, is a comparison of his demeanour in the videos and his demeanour on the stand at the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
Note that yesterday I said hearings resume on 13 August 2007. That, as noted above, has been changed to 14 August 2007. Those two days – 14 and 15 August – have been squeezed in to the schedule to accommodate the over-run on Ron’s testimony. I have my druthers that two days will do the job, but perhaps if need be they can run over into the Thursday, 16 August 2007?
I plan to go through Ron’s testimony to date to sort out who, according to Ron’s recantations, is now on or off Stanley Island and/or in or out of Ken Seguin’s waterfront home. I am lost. I also want to see if there are threads linking who and what has been recanted. I will then compile a list or chart of who, according to Ron is on or off the island.
A reminder: Ron Leroux is not the sole witness to the comings and goings and doings of prominent men in the community.
And, a question: Have you ever seen such desperation as in those who are now ecstatically jumping up and down with glee to take as truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth the word of man dubbed as liar for years who has mysteriously morphed overnight into a self-professed liar who has actually been caught lying about his so-called past lies on the stand?
Enough for now,